Volunteers from the Ayer Rajah Constituency set a new Guinness World Record today for the world's largest cupcake mosaic, made up of 20,000 cupcakes.
The previous record was set in the United States using 5,900 cupcakes.
This effort, which involved large numbers of grassroots leaders, residents, and over 1,000 youths from Ayer Rajah as well as across Singapore, is directed at raising at least $100,000 to benefit less privileged youths and low income families.
CommuniBake 2012 was designed to be an engaging and fun project for the youths of Singapore, bringing them together to "bake, care and share", and helping them realise that every small effort contributes towards a good cause.
The proceeds will go mainly towards supporting the Ayer Rajah Community Hearts (ARCHearts) Youth Connect, which includes bursaries for needy students and development programmes to equip youths with life-skills. Besides this, the fund will also benefit other charities for children and the disabled.
The cupcakes were adopted by donors, and will be delivered to welfare homes for children, disabled and the elderly for their enjoyment across 62 locations in Singapore, so that they too can share in the spirit of National Day.
The cupcake delivery will also be a volunteer effort. 50 private cars will fan out throughout Singapore within three hours, to ensure the cupcakes arrive fresh at their destinations.
Ms Foo Mee Har, Grassroots Adviser for Ayer Rajah & MP for West Coast GRC, said: "I hope their efforts and experiences serve to inspire more youths to dare to think 'big', get involved in giving back to the community, and make a difference in the lives of others."