Last Saturday, Chef Alain Roby of Geneva, IL's All Chocolate Kitchen set a Guinness World Record for the longest candy cane with a 51-foot long creation that he unleashed during Geneva's Christmas Walk and House Tour. This is Roby's third Guinness World Record; he also wears the crown for a 12-foot, 10-inch cooked sugar building and a 20-foot, 8-inch chocolate sculpture.
Roby's been a guest on Food Network programs, as well as "The Martha Stewart Show." In an interview with Chicagoist, Roby said he made the candy cane because it fell in line with what's going on in Geneva around this time of year.
"I thought it would be a fun piece to do as a world record and it would fit perfectly with the art walk that was happening in Geneva, which is very festive this time of the year. After the Mayor of Geneva declared it a world record, we broke it up with a hammer so that people could leave with a piece of the cane," he said.
Roby also said that he used an astonishing 900 pounds of sugar to craft the monstrous candy cane.