Laura Hadland, 27, used 600 loaves of bread — and 9,852 slices — to turn a photo of her mother-in-law into an art exhibit.
The museum curator spent six hours on the image on October 17. The mosaic was a surprise gift for her husband’s mother Sandra Whitfield for her 50th birthday.
Laura Hadland was aided by 40 friends, who used nine toasters to brown the slices of bread before arranging them into a 32′ 8″ by 42′ image.
It was displayed at an arts venue at Sandra Whitfield’s home town in Warrington, Cheshire.
Her mother-in-law said: “I love toast but it feels very strange seeing my face made out it. I’m really overwhelmed because they have gone to so much effort. It’s been the best birthday present ever.”
The toast mosaic was officially named the world’s largest at 5:00 p.m. on October 17 at Warrington’s Parr Hall by Guinness World Records adjudicator Claire Burgess.
The previous record holder measured 29′ 2″ by 44′ 11″ (121.93 square meters) and was created by staff and students at a school in Eindhoven, Netherlands, in February this year.