Prachi Dhabal Deb, an internationally award-winning cake artist from Pune, is over the moon. And why wouldn't she be! A 100-kg vegan edible royal icing structure created by the cake artist has been inducted into the World Book of Records, London. Apart from this, Deb won another title too: The second record is for the maximum number of vegan royal icing structures. She shared the news on Instagram, and said that she was overwhelmed for winning “not just one but two world record titles”. In her caption, she also went on to outline the dimensions of the “biggest royal icing structure”.
She stated that it was 6 feet, 4 inches in length, 4 feet, 6 inches tall and 3 feet, 5 inches wide.
Here's her Instagram post:
The World Book of Records states that Deb is “known for making maximum number of egg-free, vegan royal icing structures meticulously piped by hand”, and adds that she can be “called the queen of royal icing and her designs would justify the same”. Deb specialises in royal-icing art. It's a challenging and delicate medium to work with.
When it comes to food-related records, people have gone to great lengths to achieve the unthinkable. A farmer from Israel pushed his passion for farming to the next level by growing a 300-gram strawberry. The strawberry grown by Ariel Chahi of Kadima-Zoran, Israel, was recognised by Guinness World Records to be the largest in the world, weighing 289 grams (299 grams with the stem). It was 18 cm long, 4 cm thick, and had a 34-cm circumference. Take a look at the photo of the incredible strawberry here.
Many Guinness World Records revolve around food, and some of them are rather unusual. A man from Wisconsin, United States, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for (believe it or not) consuming 32,340 Big Macs over the course of 50 years. Don Goske, the man, had said then in a video, “When I like something, I stick with it all the time.” He called Big Macs the “greatest sandwich in the world” and added that they were his primary diet. He claims to eat two Big Macs per day, which is “pretty much” all he eats during the day. Find out more about this bizarre food record here.
Apart from records that involve growing fruits and vegetables or eating, restaurants, too, have made it to the Guinness World Records for fast service. In August 31, 1996, waiters at a restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico, served an entire menu in just 13.5 seconds (yes, you read it correctly), earning the restaurant the world record title. Still, almost 26 years later, Karne Garibaldi, the food joint, serves food in less than a minute. But to know how the restaurant ended up winning the title in 1996, click here.
What do you think of these food-related wild and whacky world records?