This is What 50-Thousand Cookies Looks Like!
Bakers establish Guinness world record for largest wedding cookie table.
It's official! The Monongahela (Pa.) Area Historical Society established a new Guiness world record on Sunday for the world's largest wedding cookie table.
The record-breaking event was part of the town's 250th birthday celebration.
We told you a couple of weeks ago organizers were attemping to set a world record as part of Monongahela's 250th birthday.
It wasn't quite a million cookies, but the 50,000+ cookies made by bakers all over the country was enough to set the world record, as announced by Guinness book ajudicator Christina Conlon:
The event raised money for the Historical society, and cookies that weren't purchased were donated to local charities. "Our favorite record attemps at Guiness World Records are those that bring people together not only to make history and achieve something officially amazing, but also to strengthen and give back to the community as a whole," said Conlon.
A team from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center put together a clever tray with a science theme.
The rules said the wedding cookie table had to be part of a "wedding" and indeed it was, with three couples tying the knot in the gazebo at Monongahela's Chess Park.
Rules said the cookie "table" had to be continuous, with no breaks.
Sunday's attempt was the idea of Historical Society president Laura Magone, who is also the founder of the Facebook page The Wedding Cookie Table Community (all images and video are courtesy the website ).
Guiness Ajudicator Christina Conlon and friend.
As people in the Pittsburgh area know, a cookie table is a wedding tradition, filled to the edges with cookies based on family recipes by moms, sisters, grandmas, aunts and friends.
Note the bridges holding these cookies, a nod to Pittsburgh as the city of bridges!