British soccer team makes world's largest soccer ball cake

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 5, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A British soccer team celebrated a century and a half of existence by constructing the world's largest soccer ball cake.

Sheffield Wednesday baked the 628-pound cake in the shape of a soccer ball to celebrate the team's 150th anniversary and claim the Guinness World Record for "Largest cake ball."

"The Owls have smashed the Guinness World Record for the biggest cake ball!" the team wrote on Twitter.

Head Chef Rob Cox of Sheffield Wednesday's catering team used 612 pounds of flour, 610 pounds of butter, 610 pounds of sugar and 4,443 eggs to create the massive cake adorned with the team's colors and logo.

In order to claim the record, the Guinness World Records committee required the cake consumed entirely on the same day it was made.

"The queue outside the door suggests that there will definitely not be any wastage," adjudicator Jack Brockbank said.

Club Spokesman Trevor Braithwait said about 15,000 hungry fans visited the stadium to take part in the record and get their piece of the cake.

"The cake was really well received by all of our fans, with over a thousand queuing up in an orderly fashion to grab a slice," he said. "Thanks to our fans we achieved the tall order and broke the record so it was a great success."

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