Tuesday, May 19, 2009
IF Homer Simpson thought heaven was the episode where he was in hell with a never-ending supply of doughnuts, then Circular Quay this morning would have come a close second. To celebrate the release of The Simpsons Movie on dvd, the Simpsons family oversaw the construction of the world’s largest doughnut. And the numbers? It took 40 people over nine hours to build, using over 90,000 doughnuts, half a tonne of pink icing and 30kg of sprinkles from Donut King. The giant doughnut measures six metres and weighs a whopping 3.5 tonnes, which is the equivalent of two rhinoceroses. Once the giant doughnut’s media duties are complete, the doughnuts will be donated to Oz Harvest, a Sydney-based charity that collects excess food for organisations that feed disadvantaged men, women and children.