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Cape Town - South Africa boasts a new Guinness World Records title.

Towers are usually built with cement and bricks but South Africa has made a Guinness World Record for the tallest tower.made out of cupcakes.

This sweet tall tower is 10.7 metres long and has a total of 6370 cupcakes. The previous record was held by Dubai last year - that cupcake tower was 8 metres tall.
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However, this is not just a bid to get another world record.

The event was organised by Cupcakes of HOPE in Vereeniging on September 23 and according to Cupcakes of Hope's founder Sandy Cipriano, the event was aimed at helping children with life-threatening diseases.

"Right now, we need to raise R600 000 for stem-cell and bone-marrow transplants. There are desperately ill children in our network whose families need all the help they can get," said Cipriano.
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The decadent tower paid tribute to more than 50 young cancer patients who have died but "will never be forgotten and will always be in out hearts."

"I would like to thank all our Cupcake Angels across South Africa, more than R300 000 was pledged towards Cupcakes of HOPE. The funds raised today will be used to save children’s lives.”
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"This was a very well organised Guinness World Records official attempt which was impressive enough. However to see the labours of those commendable efforts bring together the wider range of the community and for such a wonderful cause made the success of the attempt all the more special," said Glenn Pollard, the adjudicator from Guinness World Records.
 
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the 6th National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer will be celebrated at about 63 malls nationwide on 30 September. 
From left to right: Johan Bekker (Bekker Steel), Sandy Cipriano (founder of Cupcakes of HOPE), Cilo Cipriano (Rio Sol), Daniel Dos Santos (Domento) and Glenn Pollard from Guinness World Records. Picture: Cornel van Heerden/Supplied
For a R10 donation you will receive a deliciously homemade cupcake as well as a leaflet with the 'Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer' as early detection can save a life.

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