Cupcake tower for Myrtle Beach birthday officially lands in record books

The 20-foot-high cupcake tower Myrtle Beach created earlier this summer for its 75th birthday is officially in the record books.

Sara Wilcox with Guinness World Records confirmed Thursday that the 20 foot, 5 inch tower of cupcakes built in July on the former Pavilion property set the record for “Tallest Tower of Cupcakes.”

The 32-tier pyramid, created for Myrtle Beach’s birthday bash July 20, included 7,860 cupcakes made by Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes, the duo featured in the TLC show “DC Cupcakes.” The cupcakes were made in Washington, D.C., and transported to Myrtle Beach.

About 54 volunteers spent two hours placing all the cupcakes on the lumber tower, which when finished weighed roughly 3,500 pounds, according to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, which partnered with the city to set the record. About 5,000 revelers stopped by the party and snagged a cupcake from the tower, the chamber said.

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said in a news release that the city’s birthday cake had to rise to a level that matched all the attractions, entertainment venues and beach that the area boasts.

“We needed a birthday cake for our 75th anniversary that reflected this scale while also providing the community and our visiting vacationers an opportunity to enjoy their own sweet piece of the celebration,” he said in the news release. “Creating the World’s Tallest Tower of Cupcakes was the answer.”