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World's tallest cake

2008-12-01 02:46:57 GMT2008-12-01 10:46:57 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

An Indonesian baker hopes to take the title of the world's tallest cake with a Christmassy confection in Jakarta.

Indonesia is a mostly Muslim country. But that hasn't stopped Indonesian baker Nila Sari from creating what she hopes will be a Guinness World Record-breaking edible Christmas tree which is intended to herald the festive season and year-end shopping binge in Jakarta.

Traditionally a tall evergreen conifer with needle-like leaves - but in this case, a tall conical steel structure coated in confectionery, standing in a luxury shopping centre in Jakarta.

The mostly Indonesian country isn't going to let religion stand in the way of this traditionally Christian celebration, either.

It's called a Christmas tree, and the makers - or should that be bakers - are aiming for a world record:

(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) NILA SARI, INDONESIAN BAKER, SAYING:

"I am making these cakes with 25 other bakers. It was designed by Desi, my daughter. It has taken almost two month to prepare."

Nila Sari is no newcomer to the record books.

She broke records in 1987 and 1989 by making cakes as high as 12.6 meters and 23.7 meters respectively in Indonesia.

So for her, this 33-metre spectacular is probably a piece of cake.

Benet Allen, Reuters

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