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One does not simply bake a cake a mile long and drop it in the center of a city for passerbys to munch on. Actually, one does simply do that especially ones from Mexico City. According to reports tens of thousands of people gathered around a giant cake and ate it out in less than a half an hour. The 1.2 mile long cake weighed almost 9.4 tonnes and was made with 4.9 tonnes of flour, 2.8 tonnes of butter, one tonne of sugar and marmalade, hundreds of kilos of candied fruits and more than 43,000 eggs, the city government said.

The Mayor of Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera was one of the first persons to gnaw on the gargantuan pastry famously known as  "Rosca de Reyes."


It was placed along tables in the historic Zocalo Plaza and it was used in the celebration of the Epiphany festival. Mexican families eat the bread in the run-up to the Epiphany on January 6, the day Christians believe the Three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the baby Jesus.

A baby Jesus figurine is hidden in the cake and the person who finds it must make tamales -- a corn dumpling -- on February 2, the Day of the Candles, for those who shared the bread.

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