Peboryon Bakery creates Wallace & Gromit-inspired Cake-o-matic machine
Cornwall based business Peboryon Bakery has created a machine made out of cake that bakes its very own cakes.
The machine, inspired by animation characters Wallace & Gromit’s iconic inventions and named the Cake-o-matic, is made entirely of fruit cake, which is covered in marzipan, sugar paste and contains nearly 100,000 currants.
The cake would feed around 1,800 people, but the plan is to keep it on show - generating its mini cakes.
Christine Jensen, who owns the bakery, designed the cake which took her around 400 hours to make.
“Essentially we’ve made four individual sculpted cakes out of fruit cake, because the project was such a huge endeavour that we needed something to last a long time, and the cakes that come out of the other end are little Victoria sponges,” Jensen told British Baker.
“I’m also a massive fan of Wallace & Gromit, it’s been incredible working with [creator] Ardman and we have met with them on a number of occasions and done a bit of modelling with them to make sure colours and characters were absolutely spot on. It has been a journey but just to be able to walk into Ardman studios and be greeted by some of the people who have shaped my childhood, it’s been such an honour. We also made a cake for Ardman’s 40th anniversary recently.”
The Cake-o-matic has been made for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, which raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
At the moment it is in two halves so it can be transported safely to Birmingham for the Cake International exhibition this weekend – claimed to be the biggest sugarcraft show in the world.
Attendees of the Birmingham show will be able to buy the cakes when the creation is on display and later at the charity’s shop in Bristol.
Here’s a sneak peek of the of Cake-o-matic machine.
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