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Ontario bakery breaks record for biggest cannoli


July 4, 2014
By Bakers Journal

July 4, 2014, Unionville, Ont. – The Big Cannoli made good on its name on Canada Day by breaking a Guinness world record for the largest cannoli.

July 4, 2014, Unionville, Ont. – The Big Cannoli made good on its name
on Canada Day by breaking a Guinness world record for the largest
cannoli.

Aldaro Capelli, owner of the
Woodbridge, Ont., bakery, made the historic pastry on July 1 at
its
recently opened second location in Unionville. The cannoli was
nine feet, two inches long and weighed 211 pounds, Capelli
said, breaking the record
previous held by Giulio Pistolesi and Scott Wilkinson of Newburgh, N.J., with
their 123-pound, seven-foot-long creation. 

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The cannoli took about two hours to roll out and fry, and 20
minutes to fill, he said, adding he and staff placed it on bubble wrap and
cardboard before transferring it to a stretcher for transport to the street
celebration.

Documenting the feat did not require a visit from Guinness
officials, but it did require measuring and weighing the cannoli in front of witnesses,
including the mayor and media. Staff then dished out the treat for hungry
onlookers. “It’s long gone,” said Capelli.

When the record becomes official, he plans to display
a life-sized picture of the giant pastry at the shop.