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WILL PHILIPPINES SENATOR ESCUDERO’S WEDDING CAKE MAKE THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD?

Philippines Senator Escudero and future bride Heart Evangelista, during red carpet ceremonies at the last State of the Nation Address by President Aquino
Philippines Senator Escudero and future bride Heart Evangelista, during red carpet ceremonies at the last State of the Nation Address by President Aquino

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The December 30 wedding of film stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera was undoubtedly the wedding of the year by Philippine standards — extravagant, pompous and star-studded. Their Seven Million-peso, 12-foot wedding cake even made international headlines. It, however, failed to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest wedding cake.

But that was 2014.  It is now 2015, and another Filipino Royal Wedding is coming up soon. February 15, 2015 to be exact.

It is the wedding of Philippines Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista. The couple got engaged last August 23 and are scheduled to tie the knot the day after Valentine’s at Balesin Island Club.

All eyes, are of course, on the couple’s wedding cake.  How will it compare to the Dantes-Rivera cake, and more importantly, will it break the current Guinness record?

The world’s largest wedding cake on record weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that the couple has chosen a cake designer.  While the design and dimensions of the cake remain secret, we can confirm who has been commissioned to do the baking and designing honors. Her name is Judy Uson.  Read more about this celebrity cake designer and chef in the online magazine Positively Filipino.

Whether or not the cake will make it to the Guinness World Records remains to be seen.  Stay tuned.

PHILIPPINE ACTRESS BRIDE FUMING MAD AT GROOM OVER WEDDING CAKE

The Dantes-Rivera wedding cake, left, and the Guinness World Record title holder, right
The Dantes-Rivera wedding cake, left, and the Guinness World Record title holder, right

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was considered the ‘Wedding of the Century’ by Philippines standards, and although the country is not a monarchy, the media repeatedly referred to it as a ‘Royal Wedding.’

On December 30, Filipino actor Dingdong Dantes married actress Marian Rivera. Extravagance was written all over the ceremony and the reception. President NoyNoy Aquino stood as Best Man at a church wedding officiated by eight bishops and seven priests. The bride looked queenly in a Two Million-peso gown, emerging from a fully-refurbished antique Mercedes Benz.

Then came the wedding reception at the Mall of Asia. The banquet hall reminded guests of an Olympic Games opening ceremony. The menu was a five-course meal, and the cake…. the cake was 12 feet tall, reportedly costing Seven Million Pesos.

Dantes delivered on all his promises to the bride about the wedding, except for …the cake. Dantes promised that their wedding cake would break the Guinness World Record, but it didn’t . In fact, not even close.

The world’s largest wedding cake on record weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.

And so, the bride was fuming mad at the groom.

The ‘fairy tale’ wedding thus ended in the first ‘royal argument’ minutes after the reception.

PHILIPPINES BREAKS TWO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS!

imageManila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In one weekend, the Philippines broke two Guinness World Records, bringing both prestige and jubilation to this country of 100 Million people.

First, the Central Philippines City of Cebu broke the current Guinness record for the largest single Zumba class, eclipsing the current record of 6,671 held by India.  Cebu’s number reached a total of 8,232 participants.

Even before this rare distinction could sink in among the Filipinos, a Guinness World Records Adjudicator announced a second world record for the Philippines . The announcement was made from the Guinness headquarters in London that the Philippines is now home to the largest pork barrel in the world.

The Guinness announcement said that pork barrel — which refers to the use of taxpayer funds to pay for local politicians’ pet projects in their respective jurisdictions or localities – is common in almost all governments. However, the Philippines holds the record of the largest amount of pork barrel funds illegally expended by politicians anywhere in the world. Guinness added that the Philippine pork barrel record is unique because it involves almost all sectors of government — from the Office of the President to the Senate and House of Representatives to the Supreme Court and local governors and mayors. Even the Philippine Catholic Church has been implicated or benefited from the pork barrel scandal.

Guinness said that it would be very difficult for other countries to surpass the Philippine record.

Upon  hearing of the news, President NoyNoy Aquino convened his cabinet for a celebratory gathering in Malacañang, the presidential palace, where San Miguel beer and the favorite sisig appetizer flowed all night.