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Duff Goldman Set to Help Lowville Claim Guinness Cheesecake Record

A few months ago, folks at the Nantwich International Cheese Show in England crossed the two-ton cheesecake mark to take away a Guinness World Record from Lowville, New York. This weekend, a team led by Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman will – unless something curdles terribly wrong – take back those bragging rights.*

It’s all set to happen Saturday in a small hamlet northeast of Syracuse that is home to Kraft’s leading factory producer of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. From Syracuse Post-Standard food writer Don Cazentre‘s report:

The new Lowville cake will be about eight feet in diameter and 20 inches thick…

It will consist of 4,100 pounds of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 750 pounds of sugar for the filling, 575 pounds of graham crackers for the crust, 350 pounds of butter (for crust) and 200 pounds of strawberry topping.

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