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Subject: Woman toasts mother-in-law

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/10 at 2:59 pm

A Leicester woman turned a photo of her mother in law into the world's largest toast mosaic - using a staggering 9,852 slices of bread.

Laura Hadland, 27, roped in 40 friends to help her make the massive mosaic out of 600 loaves of bread.

They used nine toasters to brown the bread to varying degrees before arranging it to make the 32ft 8ins by 42ft 3ins picture of her mother in law's face.

After spending six hours painstakingly perfecting the image, Laura and friends surprised her husband Mike Hadland's mother, Sandra Whitfield, with the unusual portrait to celebrate her 50th birthday.

The enormous image, created in Sandra's home town of Warrington, Cheshire, set a new Guinness World Records title for the largest toast mosaic.

Laura, a museum curator, was helped to make the bizarre birthday card by friends from networking site Facebook.

Laura said: "As a museum curator, I spend lots of time with Roman mosaics so it was great fun to make a modern one out of my favourite food - everyone loves toast.

"It's a treat for Sandra made with much love and a sense of randomness. She's certainly not a stereotypical mother in law, she's one of my best friends and I love her."

Mrs Whitfield, a divorced mother of two, cried with joy when she saw the unusual birthday gift.

She said: "It was certainly a massive shock. I love toast but it feels very strange seeing my face made out of it. I'm really overwhelmed because they have gone to so much effort."

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