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In the world of cupcakes, there's always something absurd to behold -- the smallest cupcake, the biggest cupcake, the cupcake within a cupcake (inception cupcake, anyone?). Last week, we examined the cultural significance of the cupcake in modern-day America. Today, we will take a look at cupcakes on a more international scale.
To celebrate Singapore's 47th year of independence, volunteers took the cupcake craze to new heights, building the world's largest mosaic made of cupcakes. The mosaic, in the form of Singapore's flag, was made using 20,000 cupcakes, awarding it the Guinness World Record as the World's largest cupcake mosaic. Although we thought we used extraordinary amounts of butter yesterday in the Food52 Test Kitchen, nothing compares to the 661 pounds of vegetable oil used to produce this bad boy.
Although this might seem like a wasteful endeavor, do not fear. The cupcakes were not produced just for looks; cupcakes were sold to support underpriveleged youth. As far as ridiculous feats of baking are concerned, Singapore takes the (cup)cake with this one.
World's Largest Cupcake Mosaic uses 20,000 from The Huffington Post