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A Cake Fit For A 'King'?



As expected, Azerbaijan's second largest city, Ganca, has baked a 49-meter pastry in honor of President Iham Aliyev's 49th birthday on December 24.

The cakes stats (not to be found in many cookbooks):

2 tons of flour
29,000 eggs
350 liters of milk
350 kg of condensed milk
400 kg nuts
300 kg hazelnuts
370 kg of butter
30 kg of vegetable oil
35 kg of cacao
65 kg of chocolate
380 kg of Shanti cream
400 kg of caramel
100 kg of saccharin

-- RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service

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