We were lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Imperial College ‘A Feast for the Sciences’ fringe event, alongside some really other inspirational science communicators. In a dream brief we were asked to create a full Christmas Dinner from cake, to support the other stands at the free event.
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Detail of the incredible attention to detail on the turkey skin & roast spuds by the Conjurer’s Kitchen
Some more detail of the CAKE turkey from the Conjurer’s Kitchen – I love the herb rub detail!
Annabel (Conjurer’s Kitchen) enjoying her ‘wine’ aka jelly
Gravy was chocolate caramel sauce – true to the real deal lots of the marzipan peas fell in. Guests were doing some major dunking into this delicious gravy!!!
The classic jelly as red wine twist
Full shot of the turkey cake with sprout pops from Leshie Loves Cake and roast potatoes from the Conjurer’s Kitchen
My kind of gravy – the chocolate caramel kind!
Best darn turkey cake I have ever seen!
More details – love the ‘butter’ on the peas and the carrots
The full table – the candles were solid chocolate from Cake for Breakfast and I ADORE them.
As you would expect in the real world all of the butter ‘knobs’ showed were at different stages of melting – love this kind of attention to detail
As I hope the pictures show, it was a great event packed full of people passionate about science communication, alongside those who were becoming passionate about the sciences due to the event.
The EYHO team creating the event was headed up by Annabel from Conjurer’s Kitchen (check out her detail on the turkey) with other members in support; Leshie Loves Cake making sprouts, Two Little Cats Bakery making pigs in blankets and Cake For Breakfast making some amazing edible candles which could be burnt AND eaten.
I adored this project so much and thanks to the team at Imperial for making it so easy for us. Next time we want to include sugar crafted candle sticks and glasses, sugar art paper hats and chocolate plates and cutlery. Maybe some of the PR agencies who turned down product support for this as they said it would look a bit shit (apparently you can’t make a cake that looks realistically like a turkey – erm you can see above) would like to make one ;-) Oooooo or maybe we need to do this in 100% chocolate – my mouth is watering (& thighs getting fatter) just thinking about it.