World's Largest Cannolo set Guinness World Record 2011

World's Largest Cannolo Guinness World Record 2011 set by Giulio Pistolesi and Scott Wilkinson.
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Two men in Newburgh, New York, have baked the world's largest cannoli, the Times Herald-Record reported Saturday.

Well, largest cannolo, if you are being true to the singular form of the word in Italian, the language of where it originated.

In any event, that is what it will say on the certificate Guinness is sending them - largest cannolo.

The 56kg cannoli, or cannolo, Giulio Pistolesi and Scott Wilkinson put together August 27 in the parking lot outside Pistolesi's bakery, the Cake Bin, in Newburgh, 96km north of New York City, has not only been ruled by Guinness World Records the largest ever made. It is actually the first time a record for this particular food item has been claimed.

"We're very excited here, and we hope the certificate gets here soon," Pistolesi said.

Wilkinson, who drives a truck for a living but has a side business, Mr. Cannoli, he operates at fairs and carnivals, has been checking his email for weeks, but heard nothing until late Wednesday night. That is when the word from Guinness finally came.

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"I fell off the chair," Wilkinson said. "The first word was, 'Congratulations.' That's all I needed to see."

His first call was to Pistolesi, whose first reaction at that hour [after 10:00pm] was, "This better be good news."

They thought they would try to wait until the certificate arrived before contacting reporters, but big news like this has a way of getting out once you start telling people about it.

They are still planning a photo opportunity when the certificate arrives, as they have a lot of people to thank - from all the students and others who volunteered to help when the cannolo was baked and put together, to several sponsors.
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