World's Largest Cupcake to Trounce Mizner Park at Think Pink Rocks

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Who you calling a cupcake, cupcake?
Tomorrow night's Think Pink Rocks concert at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater in Mizner Park should be full of cupcakes screaming groupie-style at hip-hop artists AKON and Shontelle. But one cupcake in particular will tower over all the rest: the 1500-pound pink-iced creation that will vie for the title of "World's Largest Cupcake." The outsized confection is a tag-team endeavor by Boca Raton's Passion For Pastry and Big Top Cupcake, an as-seen-on-TV cupcake kit that's now selling for the low, low, LOW price of $19.95 (plus your first born as shipping and handling, of course). Once completed, the cake will stand at four-and-a-half feet high and six-feet-wide. The people from the Guinness Book of World Records will be there to officially hand out the title, and word out of Gainesville is the University of Florida football team is planning on suiting up and "whooping that cupcake's ass in front of the home crowd." Get it? It's a cupcake! Like a cupcake school...uhh... oh, never mind.

So what does it take to make a 1500-pound brick o' cake? The ingredients are:

  • 240 pounds of eggs
  • 225 pounds of sugar
  • 510 pounds of flour
  • 225 pounds of baking powder, oil, vanilla, cocoa, salt, milk and water
  • 350 pounds of icing
  • 24 hours of baking time
  • 5 bakers
  • An oven 10 feet wide x 10 feet high
Oh, and a really fucking big bowl.

The cupcake, like the concert, will benefit a host of charities combating breast cancer, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. At 6 p.m., the cake will be sliced up and handed out for donations. Big Top founder Laurie Braden says creating the cupcake hits home for her, since a close friend of hers, Jeannie Doll, succumbed to breast cancer.

Tickets for the show are $30 and can be purchased here.

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