Weighing in at almost 30kg this chocolate teacake may well just be the biggest created.
The 1m-wide chocolate-coated marshmallow treat was created by Gary Schofield, curriculum leader at Kirklees College, as a thank you to the students in his department.
The chocolate teacake was made by Gary using 84 eggs, 15kg of sugar and 5kg of chocolate.
It is based on a chocolate shortbread, and contains 18kg of marshmallow created in nine layers before it was covered in chocolate.
While it’s not official that it’s the world’s biggest, it follows on from the giant Jaffa Cake Gary made last year as a farewell to his students in bakery, catering and hospitality.
This afternoon, after a prize-giving, Gary cut the teacake and dished it up to students.
Gary said: “It’s just a bit of fun at the end of the year for our students as a thank you for their exceptional and hard work.
“It took me a day to make it. I tried making a smaller one about the size of a dinner plate first to check it’d work on a bigger scale but this one is about a meter in diameter and 30cm tall.”
The collage hasn’t entered the chocolate treat as an official ‘world’s biggest chocolate teacake’ with the Guinness World Records as it thinks the cost of making it official is better spent on students.
And the students were certainly enjoying it yesterday, when they attended the prize-giving and BBQ.
Gary added: “The colleges engineering students had to make us a tin big enough for it.
“Who knows what we’ll do next year?.”