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There’s a saying that goes “it’s hot enough to fry an egg on it” but that’s usually said in a figurative sense to describe just how hot the day is. But in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, dubbed “America’s hottest city,” that saying is to be taken literally.
And residents celebrated that fact by holding a cookie baking contest during “America’s Hottest Party” which was held on June 29. But instead of holding the bake off in a kitchen, contestants used the dashboards of their cars instead to highlight just how hot it was.
The event was part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the day temperatures in the city soared to 128 degrees F [53 degrees C] and everyone was eager to show that temperatures have not cooled down at all.
The video clip shows people competing at 103 degrees F [39 degrees C], so much so that contestants were able to bake chocolate chip cookies into various shapes such as palm trees, snow cones, and trucks.
Those who won the cookie contest did so by baking them using the dashboard of a 1969 El Camino Super Sport.
Fifty-seven-year-old Brigid Stephens, also known as the “Queen of dashboard cookies,” said: “Typically I like it when it’s 116 degrees, we put them in there for four hours and they come out better than any cookies baked in an oven.
“If you’re working with something a bit more unseasonably cool – let’s say 103 degrees – you might want to give it a couple of extra hours.
“Everybody ate the cookies afterward – I believe they’re eating the cookies right now under the bridge.
“The ultimate car was my Ford Pro GT that I had when I first started this 15 years ago – since then I’ve been working in a Toyota RAV4 and today we’ve done vintage cars.
“You want the windows up tight, you want to lock if – you don’t want to open that car door if you do you’re losing about 25 degrees.”
Terence Concannon, who is the CEO of Go Lake Havasu, said: “We’ve always known we were hot, both literally and figuratively.
“This party is perfect to celebrate all of the hotness surrounding our famed party spot, the Bridgewater Channel, as well as our summer temperatures that make our lake even more appealing than it is just natural.
“This is a fun event for us.”