Sweet-toothed foodies flock to eat desserts in the desert

Scores of sweet-toothed foodies lined up to tuck into a selection of delectable desserts in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Dessert Party.
Participants were served a chocolate fudge cake, a mocha cake and an orange carrot cake at the Icons Coffee Couture outlet in Mina Al Arab, Ras Al Khaimah. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Participants were served a chocolate fudge cake, a mocha cake and an orange carrot cake at the Icons Coffee Couture outlet in Mina Al Arab, Ras Al Khaimah. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

RAS AL KHAIMAH // They came, they saw and they ate, but they will have to wait a bit longer to find out if all those calories counted towards breaking a world record.

Scores of sweet-toothed foodies lined up to tuck into a selection of delectable desserts in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Dessert Party. The record stands at 796 people.

The crowds that showed up at the Icons Coffee Couture outlet in Mina Al Arab were served a chocolate fudge cake, a mocha cake and an orange carrot cake.

“We created three types of desserts for this event, all of them are sugar free,” said Lara Allegra Lange, of Icons.

“Our main goal is to make sure that everything we make is healthy and sugar free.”

In keeping with the health-conscious theme, RAK hospital offered free blood pressure and blood sugar tests to everyone who took part.

“I am going to try the desserts and join the competition,” said Rawan, an Egyptian student from the American University in RAK as she headed to the event with her friends.

Elena Weber, chief executive and founder of Icons, was sure they would break the record. “We are so happy for the turn out, we definitely will break the world record.”

After the event the participants were asked to fill out a form rating the desserts.

Representatives of the Guinness World Record said that they would need 30 days to verify the numbers and to make an official announcement of the world record.

tzriqat@thneational.ae

Published: December 16, 2014 04:00 AM

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