Betty Crocker-Panda bake the World’s Largest Marble Cake to celebrate Saudi National Day


ON the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s 87th National Day and Betty Crocker 50th Anniversary in the region, Betty Crocker the leading brand of baking mixes from General Mills along with Panda Retail Company – the leading grocery retailer in the region – has set a new Guinness World Records title for the largest marble cake to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The bake-off for the new Guinness World Records title for the largest marble cake was unveiled at Al Andalus Mall in Jeddah, measuring 16 square meters and weighing 733 kilos with approximately 1,500 Betty Crocker marble cake mixes. The iconic cake was created by 22 bakers and decorated with 1,150 Betty Crocker cake frosting boxes to model Saudi 87th National Day on top of the cake. It took the bakers almost two days to complete the impressive cake before Guinness World Records adjudicator, Kevin Richard South, officially confirmed it as the largest marble cake ever.

To comply with Guinness World Records guidelines, the largest marble cake had to meet specific requirements set by the organization. The cake must contain standard ingredients of a marble cake and must weight 250 kilograms or above in order to break the Guinness World Records title. The event was attended by Betty Crocker executives and Guinness World Records officials.

“It’s a day of pride. We would like to congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the people of Saudi Arabia on their 87th National Day. The idea behind creating the Guinness World Records title for the largest marble cake was to celebrate the National Day, which falls on Betty Crocker 50th anniversary in an extraordinary “grand style”. It is our way of showing gratitude, admiration and appreciation towards the community. It deserved a grand treat as a contribution to the local community to celebrate this delightful occasion,” said Ali Shaikh, Commercial Manager for General Mills in the Middle East.

“It gives us a great pleasure to celebrate this precious occasion the 87th Saudi National Day, with one of the greatest partners of Panda Retail Company. We would like to congratulate the Custodian of the Holy Mosques King Salaman Bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia, may Allah keep this country always safe. We also would like to congratulate Bettey Crocker for their 50th anniversary, wishing them more success for the coming years,” said Rayan Mohammed Fayez, CEO of Panda

After the record was confirmed, the cake was cut into 4,800 individual portions and distributed to visitors at Al Andalus Mall and also was delivered to a none-profit organization “Saudi Food Bank” to spread some cheer and create a celebratory mood for this glorious occasion.

Betty Crocker prides itself on redefining simplicity and ease of baking. In three simple steps, the brand makes baking effortlessly easy and quick for everyone. — SG