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    Record Set As 72,585 Candles Burn on One Birthday Cake

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    The Guinness World Records’ most prolific record breaker Ashrita Furman and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre celebrated what would have been meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy’s 85th birthday by attempting to break the record for Most Candles on a Birthday Cake, the Guinness Record official website reports.

    A staggering 72,585 candles were lit and remained burning for about 40 seconds, ensuring that the previous record went up in flames.

    Taking place at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New York, a team of 100 people worked together to make the cake, individually placed each candle and then lit them with 60 blowtorches, the report says.

    The sponge cake was filled with vanilla mousse and was created in the shape of a huge rectangle measuring 80.5 ft long and 2 ft wide.

    The previous record for the most lit candles on a cake was achieved by Mike’s Hard Lemonade in Los Angeles, California in April, with a total of 50,151 candles.

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