Cakes meet Architecture

For the past two years some of the world’s most iconic buildings have risen out of butter and flour at the hands of some of the biggest design firms and this weekend just gone was no different, as th WATG’s celebrated Great Architectural Bake-Off made an exciting return during the London
Festival of Architecture. Renowned names in architecture were once again be invited to recreate the world’s most iconic buildings out of cake.

Bake off 2016

Bake off 2016

2017’s bakers were asked to produce architectural-gastronomic creations that explored the
festival’s theme of ‘Memory’.  Architectural royalty descended on Fitzroy Square with firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects , Foster + Partners, Squire + Partners, Rogers, Stirk, Harbor + Partners, Jestico + Whiles, Make Architects, Allies and Morrison, SOM, Amanda Levete Architects, Wilkinson Eyre, Gensler and WATG all taking part.

Oscar Neimeyer inspired cake 2017

Oscar Neimeyer inspired cake 2017

Teams were provided with basic construction tools and encouraged to experiment with their use
of edible ingredients; last year’s entrants incorporated sculpted sugar glass, jelly and fruit into their creations. This year, saw even more inventive and delicious solutions.

Arenas de Barcelona- winning cake!

Arenas de Barcelona- winning cake!

The architectural cakes will be judged by experts and industry leaders in the fields of food, design
and architecture. This year’s panel features renowned author and design critic, Alice Rawsthorn,
Rose Carrarini, founder of Rose Bakery, Bella Younger of Deliciously Stella, Harriet Thorpe of
Wallpaper* and Daniela Puga, Architecture Curator at the Barbican.

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