‘If you’re going to bake 20,000 cupcakes, you may as well turn them into a beautiful mosaic’

Singapore, July 30, 2012

It was a double celebration yesterday, when the Guinness World Record for the largest cupcake mosaic was broken by one assembled at the Singapore Expo to celebrate Singapore’s 47th birthday.

The 16m by 8m giant mosaic, made from 20,000 cupcakes, will benefit the needy too.

The previous record was set in 2009 in the United States, using 5,900 cupcakes.

Designed by the School of the Arts, yesterday’s mosaic featured a green Merlion backdrop, over which a pair of hands enclosed the Singapore flag in a heart shape.

The 20,000 cupcakes required 600kg of cupcake mix, 350kg of egg, 300kg of vegetable oil and 700kg of fondant.

They took 18 hours and 16 decks of ovens to bake.

About 1,200 youth volunteers were involved in the project, called the M1 Project Communi’Bake, which was spearheaded by the Ayer Rajah Grassroots Organisation Youth Club.

Corporate donors and members of the public have bought all the cupcakes, for $5 each, and they will be delivered to charitable organisations such as Jamiyah Homes.

The proceeds raised from the cupcakes will go towards funding causes such as the Ayer Rajah Community Hearts, a programme aimed at improving the lives of needy families, the elderly and at-risk youth in the Ayer Rajah community.

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