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World record 1,068m Christmas cake made in China

2 December 2011 Last updated at 14:27 GMT

A cake that is more that 1km long has achieved a new Guinness World Record, during a charity event to raise money for children with cancer.

The world's longest ever Christmas cake, a 1,068 metre-long (3,504 foot) was a vanilla log, with a bitter chocolate frosting, as pastry chef Yusuf Yaran explained.

It was created by 80 cooks from the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel in Shanghai and assembled on 156 tables lined up in the hotel lobby.