Thursday, February 5, 2009

Architectural Cakes

As I was thinking about the first birthday / one year anniversary of this Building Collector blog, I searched for some architecturally-inspired cakes. Creative confectioners always have great ideas and solutions for party planners. The Spokesman-Review newspaper celebrated 125 years of publication with an open house and a cake designed to look like our distinctive downtown tower building. Students from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy pastry arts program, led by instructors Harryanto Wibisono and Katie Anderson, made the incredible cake. Students spent 254 hours to design, bake, shape and decorate the chocolate and vanilla layer cake. The tower was designed to be removed (much like the top tier of a wedding cake) so that the cake could be sliced Columbia University celebrated its 250th anniversary with an enormous red velvet cake in the shape of Low Library. The massive construction stood 13-feet tall and will be considered for the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest red velvet cake. Amazing Cakes by Joanne designed a colonial house cake. Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum commissioned a cake replica of the Museum of Childhood for the grand opening of newly build entrance portico to the museum in 2007. Cheryl Kleinman Cakes erected their all-white “Urban Legend” marzipan and sugar paste wedding cake with a silver-trimmed cityscape on the bottom and a skyscraper cake topper.

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