How would you like to watch sculptors recreate the Baltic Mill Gallery in Gateshead or view photos of last year’s contenders which included a cake version of Antony Gormley’s ‘Angle Of The North’? Well on Sunday July 15th 2012 , a giant, edible map of the Great Britain will be built in Gateshead.
Cakebook Britain will be the third event in the series following Cakebook NewcastleGateshead in 2010 and Cakebook North in 2011. The event is seeking teams of amateur and professional bakers from across the UK to build their favourite landmark heritage site in cake (and to tell us why they chose it). The island map will be divided into ten regions, each showcasing around ten cakes (click The Cakes tab above for details).The creations will be placed on a 100sq m edible map (which the public will help to build) to create a visual and gastronomic feast as Cakebookers and the public picnic around the perimeter. The finale event will include the best local producers selling picnic food, giant foodie games for all the family, kids cooking workshops, a schools competition, farm animals with more to be announced.
The following sites 60 have been claimed and are under construction:
East England – Beach Huts at Southwold, Hanningfield Reservoir in Essex, The River Cam (and a couple of Bridges) in Cambridge
London – Buckingham Palace for the Diamond Jubilee, The Olympic Stadium, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Mary’s Axe (popularly known as The Gherkin), Marble Arch, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Power Station, The London Eye
Midlands – Bradgate Park Ruins (and the ghost of Lady Jane Grey), Selfridges in Birmingham
North East – Bede’s World in Jarrow, South Shields Beach (including the groyne and Conversation Piece), The Toffee Factory in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Sage Gateshead, Baltic Mill and Baltic Square (including a mini-Cakebook map with 12 landmark mini-buildings), Washington Old Hall near Sunderland, 5 cakes for Tynemouth Village (during the Olympic Torch Relay), The Walled Garden at Gibside, Woodhorn Colliery Museum in Ashington, The Huts on Blyth Beach
North West – The ‘Sycamore Gap’ section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster, Bridgehouse in Ambleside, Kielder Reservoir, Derwent Water and Catbells, Skyspace artwork at Kielder, A secret site to be revealed on the day!, Blackpool Tower
Scotland – Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh for the Diamond Jubilee, Calton Hill in Edinburgh including the Scottish National Monument, James Craig House, the Royal Observatory and The Nelson Monument, Loch Ness (and yes, there maybe a monster involved), Edinburgh Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Hall (well it used to be in Scotland!), Clyde Auditorium SECC in Glasgow, Robert Burns’ Cottage in Alloway, Eilean Donan Castle
South East – The White Cliffs of Dover, The Needles and Trinity Lighthouse, White Chalk Horse
South West – Stone Henge in Wiltshire, Glastonbury Festival, Longships Lighthouse at Land’s End, The Eden Project, HMS Victory in Portsmouth, complete with Nelson
Wales – Caernarfon Castle for the Diamond Jubilee, Harlech Castle, Snowdon Mountain Top Railway
Yorkshire – The Scarborough Seafront, Oakworth Station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway line, The Deep in Hull, Whitby Abbey