One and a half meters tall, with a diameter of 115 centimeters, and a weight of 332.2 kilos; these are the measures for which the Guinness World Records certified that the panettone unveiled December 16th in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan is the largest artistic panettone in the world. The enormous Christmas cake, a gastronomic symbol of Milan in the world, surprised the public both for its size and for the elaborate decorations that depicted Milan’s skyline.

The pastry masterpiece is the work of master chocolatier and former student of Capac (the training school of Confcommercio Milano) Davide Comaschi, now director of the Chocolate Academy Center in Milan. To achieve this record he led a team of six confectioners who worked for 100 hours mixing to perfection almost 50 kilos of flour, 38 kilos of butter, 25 kilos of sugar, 25 kilos of dark chocolate, 22 kilos of raisins, 22 kilos of candied orange, 22 liters of water, 18 thousand egg yolks, 15 kilos of cream, 7 kilos of the precious and naturally pick Ruby chocolate, 5 kilos of honey, 2 kilos of white chocolate, almost 1 kilo of salt, and natural flavorings. The record dessert’s decoration included the applications of many #RosaMilano, the praline that the Comaschi has created especially for the city.

The giant panettone was cut by the mayor of Milan Beppe Sala with the president of Confcommercio Carlo Sangalli, and the councilor for Tourism Roberta Guaineri during a ceremony organized the Municipality in collaboration with Confcommercio, Fiera Milano, Milan, Monza Brianza and Lodi Chamber of Commerce, Milan, Monza, and Brianza Apa Confartigianato, and the Artisans Union of the Province of Milan.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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