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Yummy! Giant carrot cake is highlight of Buguias’ vegetable festival

A giant carrot cake was baked for residents of this town last Saturday, with 1,600 people yaking part in the “Albubo” vegetable festival.

Buguias Mayor Ruben Tindaan said the “giant carrot cake” symbolized the town’s reputation as major producer of vegetables in the country.

Four local bakeshops collaborated in baking 108 pans of carrot cake, which were pieced together to create the 5-meter by 9-meter rectangular cake, with an orange carrot tuber on top of it, also made of carrot cake.

The collaborating bakeshops were the Almondbread Bakeshop and Grocery owned by Marissa Bestoca; Chings Bakery owned by Rita Ching; the Manna Bread Bakeshop owned by Marina Obar; and the Awls Bakeshop owned by Elton Awal.

Buguias is the leading producer of highland vegetables — cabbage, potatoes, beans, Chinese pechay, broccoli, and mostly carrots.

With the albubo culture of helping one another, the bakeshop owners, together with their employees, used 200 kilograms. of carrots, a thousand eggs, 1,620 kg. of all-purpose flour, 1,728 kg. of brown sugar, 288 blocks of butter, 2,280 grams of cinnamon powder, 4,800 g. of baking soda and baking powder, 2,160 g. of salt, and 108 kg. of confectioners’ sugar for the icing.

A total of 1,600 slices measuring 3 inches by 4 inches each were distributed to the community for P20 each. (PNA)

GIANT CARROT CAKE. Buguias Mayor Ruben Tindaan (rightmost) is joined by Benguet Representative Ronald Cosalan (second from right) and members of the Provincial Board in slicing the 5×9-meter carrot cake that was later served to 1,600 people as highlight of the 2nd Albubo and vegetable festival of the town on Saturday (March 10, 2018). (Photo by Pamela Mariz Geminiano)


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