Spar sets a new world record in Durban from page 1

2015-09-08 06:00
Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer representatives Margaret Shaw and Raveetha Devroop.

Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer representatives Margaret Shaw and Raveetha Devroop.

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THE Spar group undertook the mammoth task of building a cupcake mosaic consisting of 33 660 cupcakes (142.2m²) to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cupcake mosaic.

The previous record was 133.08 m², consisting of 30 000 cupcakes - assembled by Betty Crocker by General Mills in Singapore on 12 August.

With the sponsorship of the cupcake mix from South Bakels, Superspar Knowles baked a massive total of 35 000 cupcakes.

Gelofte School in Pinetown was buzzing with teams icing, passing and placing cupcakes to form a magnificent mosaic of the South African flag and Springbok to pay tribute to the Bokke for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

The cupcakes were sponsored after the event and many were donated to different charities in the Durban area.

All proceeds were donated to Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer, a non-profit company that increases awareness and helps children affected by cancer through their love of baking cupcakes.

Supporting this worthwhile event were ex-Springboks André Joubert and John Allan and Sharks legend Jacques Botes, local­ comedian Aaron McIlroy and national patron for Cupcakes of Hope, Mrs South Africa.

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