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Germany serves up three tonne cake

Everyone loves Christmas cake but the town of Dresden, Germany takes the holiday treat to new heights – literally. In celebration of the annual Stollenfest, local bakers prepared a super-sized version of the German classic cake Stollen which stood one metre tall, weighed three tonne and measured 3.64 metres long. The huge Stollen has been a hallmark of Dresden’s holiday season for the last 19 years. ‘When we started to organise the ‘Stollenfest, we would have never dreamed of such a celebration and that we can repeat it that many times. And we have been praised by the city of Dresden for it. It really is the biggest event at the Christmas market,’ baker Henry Mueller told Reuters. Onlookers watched as the cake – displayed on the same horse-drawn carriage used to transport the delicacy to Dresden’s old city centre – was sliced by a special 1.6 metre-long knife Pieces of the giant treat were sold at the local Christmas market with the proceeds benefiting children with cancer and their families. ‘It is always important that you give something back of what you have earned.

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