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Daphne Bakery Takes Home Biggest Brownie Title
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) "Something Sweet Bake Shop" in has officially broken the Guinness record on the largest brownie in the world. The brownie blew away the old record at more than 234 pounds.
At $3 a brownie, the largest brownie is now sold out. The goal was to raise $5,000 for the Bay Area Food Bank. And get this several people wrote $100 checks for just one brownie.
It took linebackers and tackles with Daphne High School's football team to carry this "world record" largest brownie to the serving table.
"We said we couldn't do it. We weren't going to tell anybody because we wouldn't break the record but then all of a sudden the man came around with the pan. The man came around with the oven and you know we had faith. No negative attitude," said Joan Scott with Something Sweet Bake Shop.
Scott and so many others never gave up on the idea giving way to a chocolate feeding frenzy on Main Street Friday. The money will go to the food bank's Back Pack for Hunger program, highlighting the need to stop hunger among thousands of school children who live in poverty.
"We actually help about 65 different schools across the central Gulf Coast. Every week teachers who identify kids who need help get a bag and send it home about 1,700 kids every weekend," said David Reaney Executive Director at Bay Area Food Bank.
Making the largest brownie wasn't easy. Folks had to follow the Guinness Book of World Records guidelines, including the right size baking pan. Steven Jerkins is with Fulton Hailey Metal Products out of Bay Minette.
"Jim Hailey designed it the owner of our company. Ricky Bork is one of our shop guys. It was made out of a single 16 gauge sheet of metal and they basically worked all of the corners. There you have it the worlds largest brownie pan," said Jerkins.
The brownie was baked in Theodore that's where they found the right size oven to do this. No cake mix used here, it all had to be made from scratch. Cocoa, flour and sugar. Nothing artificial.
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