Giant Cake

Carvel marks 70th anniversary with world's largest ice cream cake

In case you're wondering why the research and development department at Carvel hasn't come up with any breakthroughs in ice cream science this week, here's your answer: They've all been working on building the world's largest ice cream cake. The stunt required an army of workers, ice cream frozen harder than usual -- so it wouldn't melt during the two-hour assembly -- and a specially-designed scaffold to hold the weight. The final product measured 18 feet by ten feet by three feet, and weighed in at a world record 12-thousand-96 pounds. The Guinness Book of Records says it was two tons heavier than the previous record holder, made by Baskin Robbins five years ago.

Shortly after assembly, the confection was taken apart and shipped to a food bank.