Mexico bakes nearly mile-long 'rosca' cake

Mexico bakes nearly mile-long 'rosca' cake

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People gather to get a piece of the traditional 'Rosca de Reyes' (Mexican Epiphany Bread) --a large ring-shaped bread roll baked for Epiphany-- in Mexico City, on January 3, 2012. The 1900-metre circumference 'Rosca de Reyes', weighing 10 metric tons --the world biggest-- was distributed among 200,000 people at Zocalo Square in the Mexican capital.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican bakers have made a traditional holiday ring cake that instead of measuring the usual two feet or so, weighed in at 10 tons and stretched in a nearly mile-long circle on Mexico City's main plaza.

National bakers association vice president Antonio Arias says the bready Rosca de Reyes was estimated to be sliced into 200,000 pieces.

Bakers used more than 5 metric tons of flour, 3 tons of butter and 38,600 eggs to create the cake.

The sweet bread is traditionally eaten on Jan. 6, Three Kings Day, marking the end of the holiday season in Mexico.

The 1 1/2-kilometer-long cake was decorated with dried fruits and hidden inside were non-edible plastic figures of the baby Jesus.

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