Record attempt for Welsh cake

The Welsh town of Bala is aiming to set a Guinness World Record for the biggest Welsh cake this St David’s Day.

Locals plan to use two large griddles to cook a five foot-wide and 20kg Welsh cake over charcoal this Saturday, 1 March.

The cake will then be divided into pieces and bagged up in bags marked “Part of the Biggest Welsh Cake in the World”. These bags will be sold to raise money for local charities.

There have already been three trial runs in preparation for the attempt on Saturday, Mel Williams, chair of the Bala and Penllyn Tourism Association, told British Baker.

The Association, which is organising the event, has been told by Guinness World Records that there is no entry yet for the biggest-ever Welsh cake, but in order to set a record it must be at least 20kg, Williams explained.

The cake will be cooked between the two griddles, which will be turned mid-way through the cooking process, as it will be impossible to flip the cake in traditional fashion due to its size.

The record attempt will start at 12.30pm with the mixing of the cake. At 2pm it will be cooked and should be ready to eat by 3pm.

Trees in the town of Bala, which is in the Snowdonia National Park, will also be wrapped in red, green and white flags for St David’s Day.

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