World's Largest Chocolate Log Helps Shanghai Chefs Take The Cake (And The World Record) (VIDEO)

12/01/2011 03:56 pm ET

Is getting a world record for the largest Christmas log a sweet victory for some pastry chefs in Shanghai?

Yule better believe it.

Eighty chefs from the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai put in hours to make the giant holiday cake, which measured 3,503.94 feet according to Cheng Dong, an official adjudicator for Guinness World Records.

As a result, the Shanghai chefs chewed up and spit out the old record of 681 feet, 9.12 inches, set one year ago by Philippe Gardette, Jean-Claude Méritte and Nathalie Raphael in La Defense, Paris, France.

When all was said and done, there were 904 organic eggs, 2,304 pounds of flour, 461 pounds of sugar, 884 pounds of bitter chocolate and 75 pounds of Tahitian vanilla in the big baked treat.

The new record was a perfect example of under-promising and over-delivering as the original plan was to make a log only 2,913 feet long, according to

In order to make the historic dessert, the chefs logged long hours for seven straight days, according to


Of course, Yusef Yuran, the head chef, makes whipping up a kilometer-length cake seem as easy as putting a pre-made brownie mix in an Easy-Bake Oven.

"We made the sponge, we baked and then when it cooled down, we make our vanilla cake mixture inside and roll them up," he told Associated Press. "We make a secret recipe of chocolate frosting and have it all over the cake and add our candy decorations and icing and sugar on the top."

Getting a taste of what it's like to break a world record was an awesome experience for the chefs, and bystanders got a taste of their own, according to Shanghai Daily.

Centimeter-sized portions were sold for 31 cents a piece with the money going to support four local children going through chemotherapy treatments.

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