A Giant Cupcake in Covent Garden

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Lunchtime visitors in Covent Garden today helped devour what was probably the world’s largest cupcake.

Designed by Culinary Olympic champion Michelle Wibowo, slices of the 2-metre x 1.25-metre cupcake were distributed for free to an eager crowd, which had queued up around the block for a piece of the action.

Unfortunately we were not prepared to wait, so my friend and I joined a much shorter (but like-minded) queue at the Crumbs & Doilies cake stall at Covent Garden Real Food Market instead. At £2 for a regular cupcake, or £1 for a miniature version, we were well satisfied. As, I’m sure, were the 2,000-odd who scored a slice of “El Gordo” (the big one).

Take a look at Visit London’s guide to Afternoon Tea and tell us what’s your favourite spot for cupcakes in London?

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  1. Lettice says:

    I thought they would be cutting it with a chainsaw. I’ve thought about it a lot.

  2. KT says:

    I’m sure the smaller bought variety would taste better. The giant one seems vaguely grotesque. What kind of oven would they have needed for Big Bertha?

  3. IndependentLondoner says:

    I thought this sounded delicious but seeing the photo I don’t think I would have had a bite either! What’s the ‘cherry’ made of? I’ve always found the cupcakes at Primrose Bakery (http://www.primrosebakery.org.uk) to be very tasty and I love catching sight of the day-glo ones in the window of Candy Cakes (http://www.candycakes.eu/)

  4. Cait says:

    Good god – £2?

    You could make 12 at home for about 50p! That must have been one hell of a cupcake :)

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