THERE was more than just excitement in the air when the world's biggest lamington came home to Toowoomba.

Kylan Dunemann was among those who caught “lamington fever” when Toowoomba smashed the Guinness World Record and stole the crown from Ipswich's World Record Academy Largest Lamington (weighing 1320kg) at the weekend.

“I like lamingtons a bit too much,” he said.

The seven-year-old boasted he could eat 10 of the 2361kg giant lamingtons, made by the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Quality Desserts, the second biggest producer of lamingtons in the country.

Quality Desserts managing director Julian Lancaster-Smith said the attempt certainly attracted a lot of attention.

“It's brilliant,” he said.

“We wanted the record back and we wanted to raise the profile of Toowoomba.”

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce president Geoff McDonald said he was a bit anxious when the bottom of the lamington began to bulge.

“We had to use our heads to make sure it didn't collapse,” he said. “We took it steady for a while and then it was all hands on deck.”

The world's biggest lamington weighed in at 2361kg and was the equivalent to 45,000 normal sized lamingtons.


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