Bakery franchise operator Brumby’s will attempt to create
the world’s biggest lamington in an Australia Day event to
help raise funds for CARE Australia’s Southern Asia Appeal.
The massive lamington is expected to weigh about 880kg and be almost
half the size of a family car. It will use 725kg of sponge batter,
100kg of jam, 50kg of lamington dip and 50kg of desiccated coconut.
It will be unveiled at Melbourne’s Federation Square on Australia
Day on January 26 with people being offered a slice of the historic
sponge cake in return for a gold coin donation to CARE Australia.
“Brumby’s is pleased it can assist CARE Australia in
the wake of this terrible tragedy and the challenge of making a
giant lamington will be a fun way of commemorating Australia Day
while also giving people the chance to donate to such a worthy cause,’’
said Brumby’s Managing Director Michael Sherlock.
“Past record attempts have made lamingtons which are long
and wide but only the height of a normal lamington. Our giant lamington
will be a lot harder to create because it will have the same proportions
as a standard lamington which means it will have to be high as well.’’
Mr Sherlock said several companies from the baking industry were
helping to support the event by supplying ingredients and facilities
including Kerry Pinnacle Bakery Ingredients, Food Traders, Fresh
Food Industries, Davies Bakery, CIA Signage, National 1 and Trisco
NB. Brumby’s makes available $30million worth of bread products
to charities every year and any of the giant lamington left over
will be distributed through those same channels.