Tan Y Castell Bakery Sets World Record for Largest Welsh Cake

The Tan Y Castell Bakery in Carmarthen teamed with Merched Y Wawr (an organization for women in Wales), Michelle Evans-Fecci (TV personality), and the company Teify Forge to cook a Welsh cake weighing 63 pounds, 8 ounces, which sets the new world record for the largest welsh cake, according to the World Record Academy. 

The bakers hand-mixed nearly 70 pounds of ingredients and used multiple rolling pins to spread it on the griddle.

The resulting Welsh cake, measuring over 6 feet in diameter, weighed in 63 pounds, 8 ounces, beating the previous world record of 57 pounds, 5 ounces.

Paul James of Tan Y Castell Bakery said: “It was an exciting, fun and challenging day but it was all worth it. We only had one opportunity to beat the record so it was vital that we had it right the first time around. There were lots of rules which we had to abide by and we had to take into consideration health and safety and food safety. Luckily it was a nice day but it was a little windy which made it difficult to control the temperature and avoid burning the Welsh cake as the griddle was placed over an open fire.” 

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