Baker creates giant £50 Tunnock’s tea cake – bigger than an A4 sheet of paper-Food and Drink News Scotland

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A SCOTTISH baker has created a giant £50 Tunnock’s Teacake which is bigger than an A4 sheet of paper.

Sarah Farrell spent a whole day making the mouthwatering Scottish delicacy – measuring approximately nine inches in width and nine inches high.

The 45-year-old decided to create the unique dessert during a quiet period at The Corn Kist Coffee House at Milton Haugh Farm Shop in Arbroath where she works.

She first had to bake the inch high shortbread base, before layering up the biscuit with heaps of mallow and finishing off with a smooth chocolate sphere top.

A picture of a giant Tunnock's Tea cake- Food and Drink News Scotland
The giant Tunnock’s Tea Cake

On Monday, the coffee shop posted a photograph showing the magnificent creation sat in front of an A4 sheet of paper with a photograph of an original Tunnock’s Teacake.

The post attracted hundreds hundreds of comments from fans across the globe – prompting the cafe to be inundated with orders.

They wrote: “Oh my days, another kitchen experiment triumph!

“This is our supersized version of an old favourite, the Tunnock’s Teacake.

“A chocolate dome made with the finest, creamiest Belgian chocolate, filled with our own soft, gooey vanilla mallow and sitting on an all-butter shortbread round.

“Seriously, what’s not to like?!

“Available to order for £50, place your order at [email protected]

Taste Tay wrote: “Oh my days this is one of the greatest things I have ever seen.”

Lorna Smith said: “Omg that is absolutely amazing.”

Fiona Hall wrote: “Wow. My wedding cake was a huge pile of normal sized ones, this would make for a great anniversary cake or vow renewal thing. 2021?”

A Facebook post by the Corn Kist Coffee House
The coffee house took to Facebook to show off the creation

And Kirstin Cruickshank said: “Oh me I really need to get to visit you, so much scrumptiousness.

“It’s a good job I’m not local.”

Speaking today (WED), star baker Sarah, from Monikie, Angus said: “A few weeks ago we were playing around with biscuits and the owner Liz had said ‘what about doing a giant Wagon Wheel?’.

“We made them and sold out in record time so then we started making a giant Twix.

“Each week when it gets quiet we like to do an experiment so because we had been using mallow already for the Wagon Wheel we decided to make a Tunnock’s Teacake.

“We got these giant spheres for the chocolate. I made the shortbread base which was about an inch thick.

“That was our first attempt and it worked out well and all stayed together. It was fairly heavy because of the base but is pretty sturdy.

A giant Twix bar- Food and Drink News Scotland
Sarah had social media users drooling over her creations

“It took me all day but that was because I was going back and forth and layering it up but I reckon I could make them in around two or three hours altogether.

Sarah added: “I took most of it home and my children absolutely loved it but we have already had loads of enquiries to make them to order since posting the photograph of it.

“It was probably one of our most successful posts with all the comments from everyone.

“We are now just thinking about what we will make for our next experiment.”

Tunnock’s, based in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, ceased production of their world famous teacakes in March this year.

Bosses at the factory said closing their doors was to prioritise the health and wellbeing of their 600 staff and to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

It is believed to be one of the few times that production of their globally famous products has had to stop.

The business was set up by Thomas Tunnock in 1890 and has been based at the current site for more than 50 years.

 
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