Together with a team of 200 volunteers and professionals, Genevan baker and pastry makerGilles Desplanches has put together the world's longest "millefeuille" cake. At 1,221 meters, thecake bests the record held since 1992 by the Belgians.
Gilles Desplanches launched initial preparations for the world record attempt almost a year ago.He has spent some 1,000 working hours over the last couple weeks producing the differentparts of the "millefeuille".
The cake consists of 3,600 meters of pastry divided into three layers, with a layer of milkchocolate cream and dark chocolate cream in between and topped with red icing.
To make a millefeuille this long, Desplanches needed some 875 litres of water and some 800kilos of flour for the almost three tons of cake base and 400 kilos of chocolate. The creamweighed almost a ton.