Chef Devwrat Anand Jategaonkar is known for creating extraordinary food sculptures on India’s popular television cooking show Mejwani Paripoorna Kitchen.
However, he wanted to raise the bar and decided use his impressive culinary skills to attempt an official Guinness World Records title for the Largest margarine sculpture.
“I love new challenges and I wanted to showcase Indian art through my work,” he said.
Devwrat set out to build a replica of the Trimurti of Elephanta – a famous statue located on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour that represents a triad of the Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
Devwrat’s attempt was four years in planning and the sculpture took ten whole days to build.
As you can imagine, margarine is not an easy medium to work with and the Guinness World Records rules for this challenge state that the sculpture must not have any internal or external supporting structure.
At one point Devwrat’s Trimurti began to crack and almost collapsed, but luckily the expert food sculptor managed to patch it up and achieve the record.
When the chef had finally finished carving the enormous margarine sculpture it weighed a staggering 1506.800 kg (3321.925 lbs).
The record-breaking artwork measured 8 ft 2 in long, 3 ft 8 in wide and 6 ft 1 in tall.
Afterwards it was put on display in an air conditioned room at the Santacruz Airport’s Domestic Terminal, where it became a temporary tourist attraction for visitors.