A Cake-Making Cake – level 3
Inspired by “Wallace and Gromit,” a bakery in Cornwall, England, created a massive marzipan-covered fruitcake to earn money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. People took 400 hours to hand-craft it in extreme detail, right down to 1,400 sugar paste rivets.
The cake itself is the “Cake-O-Matic,” a cake-making machine, which the character Wallace is operating. You can see the cake be mixed, baked, and moved along into the finisher, where the character Gromit is watching the cream, the jam, and the boxes be added into the finished product. At the very end, people can take home an actual cake in a box.
The Cake-O-Matic itself could feed 2,000 people, but it is just too good to eat. It will go on display at the biggest sugar craft show in Birmingham this weekend, and people hope that the cake will inspire others to bake more masterpieces for charity.
Difficult words: marzipan (a soft type of dough that you can use to make shapes), hand-craft (make by hand), rivet (small screws that hold a metal object together), finisher (a machine that finishes a project), masterpiece (a great piece of work).
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