Indian guru sets Guinness Record in US for most candles on birthday cake

Updated: Dec 08, 2016, 10:32 IST | Agencies |

The number of candles that were lit on the cake for the 85th birth anniversary of the late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy

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The number of candles that were lit on the cake for the 85th birth anniversary of the late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. Taking place at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New York, 100 people worked together to make the cake, place each candle and then light them.

  •  A new Guinness World Record has been set in the US for most candles on a birthday cake.
     
  •  Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964.
     
  •  The candles remained burning for about 40 seconds, ensuring previous record went up in flames.
     
  •  The sponge cake was filled with vanilla mousse and created in the shape of a huge rectangle.
     
  •  The candles were put out with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to ensure that the dessert was still edible afterwards. The    wax was then scraped off and the party tucked into the enormous cake.

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