An incredible mosaic made out of “puto” (rice cake) was unveiled during the Puto Festival in Calasiao, Pangasinan last December 8.
The intricately-made puto mosaic was composed of 320,000 bite-sized puto and spanned 208 square meters. The mosaic depicts a loving image of a grandfather feeding his grandson a puto.
Mayor Joseph Arman Bauzon shared with Inquirer the motivation behind the artwork” “[Our] puto has been synonymous with the town. I believe that by trying to beat the [Guinness’ largest rice cake mosaic] record, our puto industry will have more exposure, which is a push that it needs.”
They are hoping to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest rice cake mosaic. Its current record holder was created in Fukushima, Japan, on Aug. 4, 2012 with 64 square meters.
The mosaic was made by Kirk Russell Cruz whose Facebook account is filled with other amazing mosaic artworks. Cruz who thanked the local government for aiding him accomplish the mosaic also thanked “the puto producers and vendors who are the main reason and stars of the said festivity.”