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Avalon International Breads Bakes Massive Holiday Stollen Wreath

It weighs 45 pounds and, yes, you can eat it.

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

It may not meet Guinness's standards, but Cass Corridor's Avalon International Breads is certainly baking Detroit's biggest stollen wreath this season. The German holiday bread loaf — made with brandy-soaked fruits, nuts, spices, and topped with icing — required "special custom kitchen equipment," according to Bedrock Real Estate Services. The final product weighs around 45 pounds.

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Sales from the ring will go to charity. Take a bite out of the stollen wheel at City Loft on from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 17. Slices will be available for $2.

Avalon isn't the first to attempt a gargantuan feat of food engineering this year. Hamtramck chocolate geniuses Bon Bon Bon designed a 313-foot-long chocolate box in October. The stunt was staged inside the RenCen and drew huge crowds.

Correction: Bedrock did not "commission" the stollen wreath.

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Avalon Bakery

422 W Willis Street, Detroit, MI 48201 313-832-0008

City Loft

1441 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226