Longest Layer Cake On Display This April 2
March 16, 2011

KUCHING – This April 2, a 27 metre-long Kek Lapis Sarawak (Sarawak Layer Cake) made for Radio Television Malaysia’s (RTM) 65th anniversary will make it into the Malaysia Book Of Records (MBR) as Malaysia’s longest layer cake.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Entrepreneur Development), Mohd Naroden Majais said, 15 layer cake entrepreneurs will pool their energy to complete the cake in eight days, from March 21 to 28, at the Rabiah Amit Cake House in the Demak Laut Industrial Park, here.

He said the cake will be flown to Kuala Lumpur on March 31 where it will be joined together the next day and verified by the MBR on April 2.

“The 27-metre cake, estimated to weigh 2,000 kilogrammes, will be displayed at the Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur.

“A ceremony to certify the cake by MBR will be witnessed by Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim,” he said at a news conference, here on Wednesday.

The existing record for the longest layer cake in Malaysia is 21.6 metres baked last year.

The cake will be distributed to guests after the ceremony and the remainder will be sold to visitors, and 10 per cent of the proceeds will go to orphanages in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Layer Cake Entrepreneurs Association (PPKLS) chairman Rabiah Amit said 30,000 eggs, 1,500kg of butter, 800kg of sugar, 800kg of flour will be used to bake the cake.

“It will cost between RM50,000 and RM60,000 to make this 27-metre long cake weighing 2,000kg,” she said.

The programme is a joint cooperation between the Chief Minister’s Department Entrepreneur Development Unit and PPKLS, which will also feature side demonstrations on how to make Sarawak layer cakes, Sarawak laksa and other traditional delicacies. – BERNAMA