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FREE Ice Cream At The Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake’s 30th Birthday & Guinness Record Breaking Attempt


I am setting this to post at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, May 10 but this was written at a little after 1 AM, roughly 8 hours beforehand.

Today, in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square the folks at Dairy Queen Canada will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest ice cream cake ever built? (I think that’s the right word). The event is in honor of the 30th Birthday of the Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. I originally found out about the event thanks to Val via her blog post here about this event.

According to the @DQCanada account on Twitter the hashtag for tomorrow’s event is #dqworldrecord so even if you can’t make it you can at least follow the awesomeness on Twitter.

According to the information from the Dairy Queen Canada’s Facebook Event here construction of the giant cake will begin at 11 AM although I have read elsewhere it will begin at 9 AM. I don’t know how much people will want to watch the construction of the cake, I think they’ll be more interested in the EATING of the cake. I also have got to wonder how the heck they’re going to keep the thing cold while they’re still building it…maybe the upper layers are insulating the lower ones? I assume they have figured this out in their engineering and planning of the event.

The cake will be made of OREO ice cream and will weigh in at a hefty at 21,000 pounds! (That’s roughly 9,500 kilograms). People online like SheDoesTheCity are opining that we are going to need a really big fork for this event but I have a feeling I am going to need a serious SPORK for this event…it is definitely my utensil of choice for all ice cream cake eating. Don’t know what a spork is you say? Well it’s the love child of a fork and a spoon which combines the sticking and picking up abilities of the fork with the bowl like capacity of the spoon. It is perfect for eating ice cream cake, chili, a really hearty soup and other things where you’d be missing out if you used only a fork or a spoon.

Anyhow, the eating of the cake will take place between 12 and 2 in Yonge-Dundas Square tomorrow. There will be the press on-hand to watch and photograph the event. Patient ambassadors from SickKids and the Children’s Miracle Network, and many others will provide great camera/photo opps and interviews.

Two special celebrity guests – Olympic Curler Cheryl Bernard (who will also be MC) and Brian Burke, the Toronto Maple Leafs President & GM – will be in attendance at the event which should be really cool. I wonder if they consulted Cheryl and Brian to find out what their favorite flavor of ice cream cake was before Dairy Queen chose what was going to go into the cake. I wonder if Brian Burke is going to bring any of the Leafs out tomorrow.

The cost of the event is FREE but you are encouraged to make a donation for SickKids.

According to the CBC article about the event the release from Dairy Queen says people should bring their “kids, colleagues, neighbours, friends and Tupperware containers — there will be more than enough to go around.” If nothing else it will be a heck of a dessert after lunch if you work in the Yonge-Dundas area and can make it out.

Hat tip to Val whose blog post here first let me know about this event.

Photo of Invitation above via ydsquare.ca post 

Spork picture via Wikipedia Spork article

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  1. Val
    May 10, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Funny! I thought the Val was me for a moment, since I also have a blog and I also posted about that DQ special event. One thing for sure, that’s a lot of ice cream and a way to make a donation for the Miracle Children Foundation.

    • May 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Haha, I just read your blog post about it too after following your link. It is going to be one heck of a ‘cool’ event 😉

  2. Danah Ashcroft
    May 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Totally unfair that it is on a weekday. Not everyone works downtown. Boo Dairy Queen for being such a tease

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