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I have two things I wanna share with you as CakeJournal’s January favourites. The first one is about the Sydney Opera House Cake made by the famous Planet Cake located in Sydney, Australia. The reason why I find this really interesting is that first of all it is an amazing project. Secondly a lot of us Danes are especially proud of the Sydney opera house since it was designed by the danish architect Jørn Utzon.
Here are some facts about the amazing cake:
The cake was made for Australia Day.
It took them 7 days to make (60-70 hours)
There were 21 volunteers who came from Australia, Qld, Vic, NSW and even one from Dubai. On top of that the whole Planet Cake staff.
There was 250 Slabs of Mud Cake Used.
300Kg of Ganache
189Kg of Fondant Icing
You can see videos of the making on Planet Cake.
The photos are kindly provided by Planet Cake
I too am working on a cake project, not as big though. A 2 tier christening cake for a little boy. Therefor I have been in the kitchen, baking delicious chocolate cakes. Cutting cakes easily without any problems was a nightmare in my early days of cake decorating. It was the part of the whole process that I hated the most.
In 2007 I bought myself an Agbay Cake Leveler and four years later it is still one of my most treasured cake tools of them all. If you dont know about the Agbay Cake Leveler? then see it in action in the video below.