CORK’s Jacqui Griffin will try to bake the biggest dog cake the world has ever seen as part of a Guinness World Record attempt this week.
She’s aiming to make a cake, suitable for dogs, weighing almost 80kgs. The current record stands at 68.45kg for a similar cake that was baked in the UK to celebrate Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011.
“I will be baking and icing the cake on Friday with independent witnesses recording the event,” Ms Griffin, owner of Premium Canine -a Cork business that specialises in creating baked healthy treats for dogs -said.
“It should be fun and definitely no pressure!” The record attempt is part of pet store Petmania’s 10th birthday celebrations.
“They needed someone to bake the cake who knew what was safe and nutritious for dogs so they approached me to help them.,” Ms Griffin said.
“I am so excited to be carrying out this challenge to beat a 6-year-old record on Friday and will definitely be crossing a few fingers that we get that extra weight to make the Guinness book of records.
“There are also so many other people, aside from me baking, that need to be present on the day according to the rules - the organisers, two independent recording witnesses, an official weight consultant and a cameraman; it would be just awful to let them all down “The aim is for 80kg but it needs to be above 70kg to win the challenge.” Once baked, the cake will be brought and distributed free to dogs in the pet shop’s flagship store in Kilkenny on Saturday.