Nigeria to unveil World’s largest cake

Date: 02-08-2010 4:15 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Nigeria is expected to make history on October 1, when its caterers build and unveil the world’s largest cake. The 65,000kg cake, will be unveiled at the National Stadium, Abuja, is expected to beat the current Guinness World Records.

By midnight, October 1, a select group of Nigerian caterers and bakers will begin work on a 65ton cake. By noon, the fruit cake, decorated in green and white colours will be unveiled by President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Jonathan will cut the 6ft high cake and Nigerians will have the opportunity to have a share of the ‘national cake’ literally.

The cake, which will be 100ft long and 6ft high, will require the services of at least 2000 persons, and is expected to beat the records of the current world’s largest cake, a 58ton cake which was baked in 1989.

One meal one nation

The organiser of the World’s largest cake project, Victor Oluwafemi, says he has tagged the project, ‘one meal one nation’, in line with the philosophy behind the project.

“The project is a private endeavour which myself and my team thought of. We wanted to do something significant for the 50th anniversary project. We wanted something that would give every Nigerian an opportunity to partake in the celebrations. We knew that the average Nigerian would not have the opportunity to eat the cake that will be presented in the villa,” Mr. Oluwafemi said to NEXT in Abuja.

Mr. Oluwafemi’s team of three spoke enthusiastically of the measures that they are taking to ensure that the cake gets to as many Nigerians as possible. First, every state in the country will receive one ton of the cake and the small team also expects that every tribe in the country will be represented in the Abuja Stadium on October 1, and will have the opportunity to have a bite of the cake.

“This project is supposed to turn the national cake that we always talk about to reality. It will give Nigerians an actual cake to feed on,” Paul Sambo, the team’s head of Strategic business said.

Likening the project to the national pride that comes from winning a football match, the team says that the project was designed to boost the emotions of Nigerians despite the current national challenges.

“This project does not gainsay the fact that the nation has problems up till today. But we need inspiration in order to move forward as a nation. This project was designed with a leadership bias, a leader inspires his people no matter what and that is what we hope to do,” Joseph Yakwo, the third member and the operations officer of the project said.

Making the records book

If the team’s cake must to enter the Guinness World Records, Mr. Oluwafemi and his team will have to start and finish the cake within 24 hours; the team plans to do so in 8.

“We are going to bake the cake in about 8 hours. The cake is going to be baked, cooled and iced on the same day,” Mr. Yakwo said.

The team says that it has been in touch with the officials of the Guinness World Records and that a Guinness adjudicator will arrive from New York to inspect the project from start to finish.


Posted: at 2-08-2010 04:15 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- divineproject at 2-08-2010 04:21 PM (12 years ago)
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So what do they hope to achieve with this one?...........Another way of wasting money............look for something else to send our money on abeg!.......this is not necessary!

Posted: at 2-08-2010 04:21 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Inemx at 2-08-2010 04:28 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: divineproject on  2-08-2010 04:21 PM
So what do they hope to achieve with this one?...........Another way of wasting money............look for something else to send our money on abeg!.......this is not

PLEASE JUST GIVE ME ANOTHER NAME FOR MADNESS. I DONT WHAT TO THINK ABOUT NIGERIAN LEADERS
Posted: at 2-08-2010 04:28 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- divineproject at 2-08-2010 05:48 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: divineproject on  2-08-2010 04:21 PM
So what do they hope to achieve with this one?...........Another way of wasting money............look for something else to send our money on abeg!.......this is not necessary!

SPEND

Posted: at 2-08-2010 05:48 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- ndjoe at 2-08-2010 05:50 PM (12 years ago)
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cake na cake even de one wey i dey buy from aunthy Tosi
Posted: at 2-08-2010 05:50 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Umbrella at 2-08-2010 06:09 PM (12 years ago)
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I was looking forward to seeing a pic:(
Posted: at 2-08-2010 06:09 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- popo2009 at 2-08-2010 06:46 PM (12 years ago)
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hahaha Nigerian Govt thinks
All Nigerians are fools, maybe the cost of baking this cake
will be enough to repair all the dilapidated Federal Roads in the country.
who knows!!!
Posted: at 2-08-2010 06:46 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- johndan at 2-08-2010 06:49 PM (12 years ago)
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na them sabi,, is how them eat our money,,
Posted: at 2-08-2010 06:49 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- mydicksweet at 2-08-2010 06:50 PM (12 years ago)
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Does this make any sence?lot of ppl are out there without job's without food no road no water and all they could think of is to wate money on something that's meaningless may God punish dem hissssssssssssss
Posted: at 2-08-2010 06:50 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- negalways2001 at 2-08-2010 07:10 PM (12 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmm national cake in reality... 9ja leaders, eat the money is your turn.
Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:10 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- negalways2001 at 2-08-2010 07:11 PM (12 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmm national cake in reality... 9ja leaders, eat the money is your turn.
Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:11 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Regenesis at 2-08-2010 07:11 PM (12 years ago)
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Nonsense.

Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:11 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Pepesy at 2-08-2010 07:37 PM (12 years ago)
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dey shall reap whateva dey soar dere's no 2 ways abt it!
 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:37 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 2-08-2010 07:43 PM (12 years ago)
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In nigerian nature, only those close to the cake can have a bite. All the spectators would starve to death. That is Nigeria for you.

Oh! Let me ask. Is it the so-called national cake that I have been hearing about? I will like to see it and have a BIG BITE.

Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:43 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- qunodinga at 2-08-2010 07:51 PM (12 years ago)
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After the world's biggest cake which way forward.....Huh???
Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:51 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- benylove at 2-08-2010 07:59 PM (12 years ago)
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niger gov look for another prog. to invest that money on dont waste it on cake Grin[
Posted: at 2-08-2010 07:59 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- bafyguy at 2-08-2010 08:02 PM (12 years ago)
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What nonsense! National cake my ass
Posted: at 2-08-2010 08:02 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ceenod at 2-08-2010 09:03 PM (12 years ago)
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bullshit.. nxt thing d senators abi na house of rep wud delibrate on it and approve 2billion naira

Posted: at 2-08-2010 09:03 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ceejay58 at 2-08-2010 09:05 PM (12 years ago)
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another looting means huh?
Posted: at 2-08-2010 09:05 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- wunzie at 2-08-2010 09:42 PM (12 years ago)
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I don't understand why some people are making such a fuss about this issue? It's a known fact that individuals celebrate birthdays, and bake cakes inspite of serious personal challenges..  So, why shouldn't a great nation like Nigeria (in my opinion) celebrate an important milestone as a 50th birthday with such a gigantic cake?

Posted: at 2-08-2010 09:42 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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