Bashas’ is the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) title holder for the largest doughnut mosaic (logo). Hundreds of people gathered at Basha High School in Chandler on July 12 to witness the attempt. Building a record-breaking doughnut mosaic is just one activity that the grocer has in place to celebrate its 90th anniversary.
An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records was on hand on July 12 to verify, record, and confirm that the doughnut mosaic, measuring 900 square feet, broke the previous Guinness World Records title.
“We wanted to do something really special to celebrate Bashas’ 90th anniversary,” said Ashley Shick, Director of Community Relations & Public Affairs for the supermarket chain. “What could be more special than breaking a Guinness World Records title? We’re honored to be a record holder and are thankful for our colleagues, customers, and friends who came out to show their support for our efforts.”
Bashas’ ended up preparing 15,840 doughnuts – and used 14,400 of them – to make the 900-square-foot mosaic of its 90th anniversary logo at Basha High School yesterday.
Here’s what the Herculean effort involved, by the numbers:
- 48,160 ounces of icing
- 35,000 gloves
- 31,488 ounces of a combination of water, sugar, yeast, fats, and eggs
- 19,200 ounces of flour
- 15,840 un-iced Bashas’ doughnuts (3 oz. each) assembled – a total of 2,970 lbs.
- 14,400 iced Bashas’ doughnuts (6 oz. each) needed to make the mosaic – a total of 5,400 lbs.
- 1,320 dozen doughnuts made with 1,200 dozen doughnuts used for the mosaic
- 900-square-feet of doughnuts (Bashas’ new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title)
- 660 bakery sheet pans
- 535 doughnut boxes
- 512 square feet (the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title set in 2012)
- 200 doughnuts given to members of the general public who were first to arrive at the high school yesterday morning, to witness the attempt
- 165 full-sheet doughnut boxes for preparation, with each box able to fit 96 doughnuts
- 85 hours of work
- 60 tables
- 60 spatulas
- 50+ Bashas team members
- 45 rolls of butcher paper
- 40 icing bowls
- 33 bakery racks of doughnuts, with each rack containing 40 dozen doughnuts
- 12 thermometers
- 11 extension cords
- 10 microwaves
- 10 sanitizer buckets and 10 garbage cans
- 6 cases of disposable aprons
- 3 large nonprofits (St. Mary’s Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul and Waste Not) picked up the doughnuts and distributed them to hundreds of smaller agencies
- 2 box trucks and 2 pallet jacks
- 1 case of paper towels