Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to blow the candles on his cake today as he turns 66. The grand occasion is to be celebrated by a glorious birthday cake that is set to break the Guinness World Record.
A team of 20 chefs have been working together to bake what will reportedly be the world’s tallest pyramid cake, concocted with flavours of chocolate and berry. The entire pyramid is made with over 10,000 blocks which are neatly stacked together.
The chefs aimed to make the cake tall enough so that it can enter the Guinness World Book of Records. The Surat-based bakery, Atul Bakery, has collaborated with an NGO called Shakti Foundation which works for the empowerment of rural women. The cake is an ode to his efforts towards women empowerment; with campaigns such as Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao.
The cake which is over eight foot tall, weighs a staggering 3,750 kiligrammes according to The Financial Express. “We have already taken pre-approval and guidelines of the same from Guinness Team,” Sonal Rochani, co-founder of Shakti Foundation said. The cake is said to be cut by girls from various tribal areas and distributed among them as well as others.
Organisers are optimistic and say the cake stands a very strong chance of breaking the world record.
The Indian prime minister visited his mother in Gandhinagar where she is residing with Modi’s brother.
According to Times of India the current record for the tallest birthday cake is held by the MTR Rzeszow International Fair in Rzeszow, Poland. The cake was nearly six feet tall, and weighed 720.8 kilogrammes.
The bright coloured cake has Twitter abuzz as people wished the prime minister many happy returns for the day.
While Modi is a very busy man, he found the time to express gratitude for all the heartfelt messages: