|Place of origin||Great Britain and Ireland|
|Main ingredient(s)||Biscuits, fondant (traditionally vanilla)|
A custard cream is a type of biscuit popular in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Ireland. Its structure is that of a sandwich, with a fondant centre between two flat biscuit layers. The filling tastes of vanilla and as such is more akin to the taste of custard made with custard powder than egg custard. It is believed that the custard cream biscuit originated in 1908. They usually have an elaborate baroque design stamped onto them, originating in the Victorian era and representing ferns.
Some British supermarkets produce 'own-brand' versions, with variations including lemon, orange, chocolate, strawberry, coffee and coconut flavours. In a 2007 poll of 7,000 British people, 9 out of 10 voted custard creams to be their favourite biscuit.
World record 
The largest custard cream in the world, certified by Guinness World Records, was created in November 2010, by amateur biscuit master Simon Morgan and chef supremo Paul Thacker, at Chino Latino's restaurant in Park Plaza, Nottingham, England. It weighed 15.73 kilograms (34.7 lb) and was 59 centimetres (23 in) long, 39 centimetres (15 in) wide and 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in) high. It was auctioned in aid of the Children in Need appeal, then donated to Nottingham homelessness charity Framework.