In Brazil, thousands of people gathered along Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach on Saturday night, to watch the city's annual Illuminated Christmas parade.
This year's cake weighed in at around 3,500 kilos.
Each successive year, more and more trade guilds, associations or crafts enterprises participate in the festival, and it has gradually become a platform for Saxon handicraft.
So far more than 700-thousand people from all over the world have been attracted by the festivities.
The traditional cutting of the cake sees the first cut made by the Royal Master Baker and the Stollen Maiden.
Then, the giant cake is divided into pieces and sold to the visitors.