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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Unveiling the Largest Cake in Oman for 43rd National Day

In celebration of the Sultanate of Oman’s 43rd National Day, a team of eight expert pastry chefs at Shangri-La’sBarr Al Jissah Resort & Spa baked the largest strawberry peach sponge cake in the country, measuring five metres by two metres.  The commemorative cake was unveiled on 17 November 2013 at the resort’s Sablah area amidst hundreds of the resort’s in-house guests, employees and invited guests.

The 10-metre-square cake took four days to complete from the initial stages of acquiring the vast amounts of ingredients to the final stages of the baking process.  In celebration of it being the 43rd anniversary, the number ‘43’ was the ingredients’ theme with the cake being prepared using 4,343 eggs, 434.3 kilograms of sugar, 434.3 kilograms of flour, 100 kilograms of butter, 150 kilograms of peach, 110 kilograms of strawberries, 200 kilograms of cake icing and a 43-kilogram Omani chocolate castle sculpture featured in its centre.

The students of Safanah Yiti School in Muscat – which the resort supports as part of its commitment to the local community – were invited to celebrate the cake’s unveiling.

“The idea behind creating the largest cake in Oman was to celebrate the Sultanate’s 43rdNational Day in an extraordinary way,” said Marc Cibrowius, the resort’s Executive Chef.  “The National Day brings pride to all citizens and residents of Oman, a time when everyone celebrates the country and their own achievements.  We have an exquisite team of chefs who were able to achieve this massive project and it’s these chefs that strive continuously to prepare and cook nothing but the best for our valuable guests.”

香格里拉酒店集团一贯坚持以经济、社会和环境可持续性的方式进行经营,同时平衡各相关利益方之间的关系。集团有专门的企业社会责任委员会,从股东关系、环境、健康及安全、供应链管理和员工等重点领域带领企业推陈出新,并聚焦“人文关怀”和“关爱自然”两个方面,使香格里拉成为企业公民和可持续发展方面的领导者。 “人文关怀”主要体现在香格里拉人文关怀项目,使弱势群体获得更好的教育及健康服务;“关爱自然”则渗透于香格里拉自然保护项目中,为保护生态多样性以及恢复生态环境作出不懈努力。更多详情,请登录香格里拉集团网站 “企业社会责任”板块。


Caitriona Gaffney


(968) 2477 6250


Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa P.O. Box 644, Muscat Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman