Imagine your perfect morning. Go ahead. Imagine it. Perhaps, instead of your alarm, you’re awakened by sunshine and birdsong. You stretch, and slowly ease your way out of bed. After brushing your teeth, you follow the scent of freshly-brewed coffee downstairs. You sip. You breathe. You smile.
But wait! To make your morning even better, throw a fresh cinnamon roll into the mix. There’s not much that can make your day start off better than a moist cinnamon roll topped with just the right amount of frosting — unless, of course, you have one that clocks in at over 1,000 pounds.
Earlier this month, gourmet gift shop Wolferman’s officially broke the Guinness World Record for “Largest Cinnamon Roll” with their whopping 1,149-pound, 9-foot-long creation. It rolled (pun intended) right over the previous record, a measly 609 pounds.
The colossal cinnamon roll took more than 800 pounds of cinnamon roll dough, custom fabricated pans and specialized equipment, plus the talent and passion of local bakers. The supersized sweet can only be transported with a fork lift (and dropped off at my house).
Check out this behind-the-scenes video to see how it all came together:
While you won’t be able to get your hands on a piece of the record breaker, we can share news of the next best thing. Just in time for spring brunches and wedding shower season, Wolferman’s has introduced a cinnamon roll a bit bigger than we’re all used to seeing. Their new limited edition roll weighs five pounds and has 80 ounces of classic cinnamon roll dough, layers of sweet cinnamon-sugar and rich cream cheese icing. It feeds up to 40 people, so it’s perfect for parties!
The 5-pound roll costs $49.99, but if you use code WFBOGOHO, you can get your second one half off now through April 30. That’s 10 pounds of cinnamon roll — enough for 80 people — for $74.98, less than $1 per serving. You can even ship the rolls to different addresses, so if 10 pounds is a lot for you, you can give one as a gift!
If even 5 pounds is a bit too big for you, Sam’s Club also has an oversized roll, this one weighing 3 pounds. You may want to check your local store, though, because that one rolled out during the holidays and was also for a limited time.
How long would it take you to devour a 5-pound cinnamon roll?