A couple have created this stunning cake – a full-scale model of Wallace & Gromit’s giant cake-making machine.
Talented Christine, 42, and Phil Jensen, 45, have shown off their six foot, 20-stone model that has been hailed as the world’s first cake-making cake.
Their team at the Peboryon cake studio joined up with Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal and Aardman, the makers of Wallace and Gromit to develop the unique contraption.
The sweet treat which they have named Cake-O-Matic is activated by a golden token.
The cake then takes spectators on “a journey” from the mixing bowl, through the oven, with the Victoria sponge then delivered on a pair of oven gloves.
The masterpiece has several moving parts – the arm of the mixing bowl rotates, the cake conveyer moves cakes through the cooker and at the end a pair of oven mitts present the finished cake.
It has taken ten months and 400 hours to plan and deliver and includes 100,000 currants and 200 eggs.
Mrs Jensen, the studio’s creative director, who lives in Penzance, Cornwall, last year achieved global acclaim for her gravity-defying, levitating wedding cake and life-sized Yoda.
But she said this had been her biggest challenge yet.
She added: “Cake-O-Matic has been the most inspiring cake we’ve designed to date,
“Not just because we’ve been able to work with our childhood heroes, Wallace & Gromit and all the fantastic support from The Grand Appeal and Aardman studios.
“That has been amazing. But because we know that so many children will benefit from the Big Bakes that result from seeing Cake-O-Matic.”
Mrs Jensen turned her hand to cake design after she worked in the NHS as an occupational therapist.
Suzanne Maverick, fundraising manager from The Grand Appeal, said: “Peboryon have created a masterpiece, which captures the essences of the fundraising event, Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Bake.
“We’re hoping this cracking contraption will inspire bakers to whip out their whisks and hold their own BIG Bakes to support sick children and their families across Bristol, the South West and beyond.
“We can’t thank Peboryon enough for the extraordinary lengths they have gone to in ensuring the cake is an enormous success.”
Cake-O-Matic would feed about 1,800 people, but the plan is to keep it on show generating lots of mini-cakes.
It was on display at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for Cake International exhibition and has now been delivered to the charity’s store at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, where it will be exhibited until Christmas.