YIELD: 50,000. The giant strawberry shortcake served well over 50,000 pieces at the Maryland Day Celebration. A GIANT JIGSAW PUZZLE. For four months, Russo's team baked, frosted and froze 170 individual strawberry shortcakes measuring 18"x24"x8". To assemble, the cakes were staggered at the seams (to avoid weak spots) and filled with icing. "The team had to trim away almost 5 full sheets due to the fact that the tables were different widths," says Russo. "This was an unexpected ...

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