NASHVILLE, Mich., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan city's 3,656-foot-long ice cream sundae broke a Guinness World Record just after the previous record-holder, also a Michigan town, was certified.
The Moo-ville Creamery in Nashville teamed with the Nashville Business District to construct a 3,656-foot-long sundae that was certified as a Guinness World Record in December, just over a month after the previous record-holder, the House of Flavors in Ludington, Mich., was certified with a 2,970-foot-long dessert.
The Ludington sundae was constructed in June, while the Nashville dessert was put together in September.
"We saw Ludington's and said there was no way we could pull this off," Moo-ville Creamery manager Tina Westendorp, who was part of a delegation that traveled to Ludington to witness their attempt, told The Muskegon Chronicle.
She said the world record attempt was not planned merely to steal thunder from Ludington.
"A group of us wanted to refurbish the town and get Nashville on the map," Westendorp said. "We thought of doing the longest ice cream sundae because Nashville is kind of known for its ice cream."
The Nashville sundae ended up weighing over 5,400 pounds and containing 864 gallons of ice cream, 36 gallons of chocolate syrup, 56 gallons of strawberries, 172 cans of whipped cream, and 7,200 Michigan-grown cherries.
House of Flavors owner Barry Neal offered his congratulations after his eatery lost the record.
"What a great accomplishment that two Michigan dairies are both world record breakers in 2016, rightfully bringing the longest ice cream dessert world record to the greatest ice cream state in the world, Michigan," Neal told the Mason County Press. "House of Flavors and Ludington will always be world record breakers. We look forward to working with our friends, family and community to break more world records in the future."
Westendorp said the world record has already started to boost business, but Moo-ville will not attempt to reclaim the record if it is taken by another town.