SA team aims for world record for world’s tallest cupcake tower

Sandy Cipriano, founder, Cupcakes of HOPE. The aim is to set a new Guinness World Record and raise R600 000 for stem cell and bone marrow transplants in young cancer patients. It takes place on September 23 at Rio Sol Portuguese Restaurant, Vereeniging.

VEREENIGING. – Everybody loves cupcakes – those delicious little mouthfuls of wonder that come in abundant flavours, shapes and sizes the world over.

Now South Africa is set to break a Guinness World Record, as the non-profit corporation Cupcakes of HOPE prepares to build the tallest stack of cupcakes the world has ever seen! The goal? To raise money for the families of children with life-threatening diseases.

The monumental effort (and tower of delightful, mouthwatering yumminess) will be attempted on September 23 in Vereenigingg. In all, more than 5 000 cupcakes will go into building the tower that will be nearly 11 metres tall, and that should break the current Guinness World Record by well over two metres!

More than 625 eggs, 47kg of sugar, 26kg of butter, 50kg of flour and 52kg of icing sugar will go into building the sweet spire. Each of the 5 000 cupcakes will be artfully arranged on a specially designed steel structure that is currently under construction and will be shipped to the venue on the day.

“It’s all to help very ill children,” says Cupcakes of HOPE founder Sandy Cipriano, whose team works tirelessly to raise money for the families of children with life-threatening diseases. The Guinness World Record attempt will aim to raise money for South African children with cancer and to draw public attention to the harrowing path their families walk in fighting the disease and saving their children’s lives.

“Right now, we need to raise R600 000 for stem-cell and bone-marrow transplants. There are desperately ill children in our network whose families need all the help they can get,” Cipriano says. “If you want to be part of the Guinness World Record effort and help a family cope with the devastation of childhood cancer, get in touch with us and make a difference.”

Visit or chat to Sandy on 073 208 6757.

* Cupcakes of HOPE has achieved great results by encouraging supporters to donate R10 per cupcake. This year, National Cupcake Day will be celebrated at 60 malls across the country on September 30. This is by far the sweetest day of the year, says Sandy. Children and families living with cancer across South Africa have expressed their gratitude for help received through the initiative.


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