Giant Christmas cake – level 1

11-12-2014 07:00

Dresden is a city in Germany. The city is famous for its cake. It is the Christmas stollen cake.

Sixty-five bakers prepare a giant stollen cake. It is three tonnes heavy. The bakers make it for 3.5 weeks. They use one tonne of flour, 750 kilograms of butter, 200 kilograms of sugar, 1.5 million sultanas, and many litres of rum.

There is a Christmas festival in Dresden. It happens at a square. The bakers move the big cake there. People cut the cake. They must use a big knife. Then people can buy a piece of the cake.

Difficult words: giant (very big), flour (white powder which is used for making bread and cakes), sultana (a small piece of dried fruit).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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