World's Largest Cupcake Mosaic Uses 20,000 Cakes (PHOTOS)

Behold! Volunteers from Singapore's Ayer Rajah Constituency, one of the country's electoral divisions, created the world's largest cupcake mosaic to celebrate Singapore's 47th birthday on National Day.

Hat tip to Fark, which called this wondrous creation to our attention.

Guinness World Records was on hand to verify the mosaic, which used some 20,000 cupcakes to create an image of Singapore's national flag. This beats the previous world record for largest cupcake mosaic, set in the U.S. with 5,900 cupcakes.

The effort was named CommuniBake 2012, which distributed cupcakes to welfare homes for children, the disabled and elderly across Singapore once the mosaic was complete. writes that the mosaic measured 16 meters by 8 meters and required roughly 1,323 pounds (600 kg) of cupcake mix, 772 pounds (350 kg) of eggs, 661 pounds (300 kg) of vegetable oil and 1,543 pounds (700 kg) of fondant. In all, the cupcakes took 18 hours and 16 decks of ovens to bake.

Every cupcake in the mosaic was sold for $4 (S$5), which raised about $80,388 (S$100,000) in donations for organizations supporting underprivileged youth and low-income families.

Blogger Jasmine-Victorina Lye has more photos of the event, including some behind-the-scenes shots of the Guinness World Record award ceremony.

Click through the below gallery for a closer look at the intricate cupcake mosaic, and scroll down for a video of volunteer's efforts.

World's Largest Cupcake Mural