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Cupcake world record set at PGA National Resort and Spa

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Families decorated thousands of cupcakes at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens Saturday. “The Great Cupcake Challenge” is part of the resort’s “Sweet Treat Weekend.” They currently hold the Guinness World Record for longest ice cream sundae from last year’s event.

The goal this year? To create the world’s largest cupcake wedding cake. Home Depot and the PGA crew teamed up to create the giant infrastructure to hold the cupcakes. The wooden tiers were painted pink and decorated with frosting flowers and swirls. The finished product stood 10 feet high, was 12 feet wide and held a whopping 10,000 cupcakes.

Guests in attendance were given 18 cupcakes per family to decorate, along with a decorating kit. Kits contained two types of icing, gummy bears, Oreos, graham cracker cookies, sprinkles, Rice Krispie treats and other goodies.

Nine of each family’s decorated cupcakes were placed on the structure as part of the wedding cake. The box the decorating kit came in became a carrying case for families to bring the other nine decorated cupcakes home to enjoy later.

The “Great Cupcake Challenge” was part of a trio of dessert themed events at PGA Resort this weekend. A “Chocolate Affair” was held in the iBAR and lobby Friday night. It featured a chocolate buffet, milk and white chocolate fountains, ice cream flavored wines, artisan popcorn, gourmet ice cream and dessert flavored “Sweetinis.” Lincoln Culinary Institute provided chocolate demonstrations.

Whole Foods is sponsoring the “Big Taste Ice Cream Social” Sunday. The grocery chain will provide 40 different gourmet ice creams, sorbets and gelatos. A topping bar will be available with the expected offerings, such as sauces, nuts and fruits, as well as some unusual choices, including wasabi peas and candied bacon. Participants will be given a souvenir bowl and spoon to take home.

The all you can eat feast starts at noon. Adults are $25, kids under 12 are $15 and children under five may share with their parents at no charge.

Sweet Treats Weekend" is at PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Call (800) 863-2819 with questions.

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