St.Magnus Cathedral in Cake

St.Magnus Cathedral in Cake

This cake was rather immense in size – it measured 2ft long by 14″ wide (at it’s widest point) and was constructed from 6 alternating layers of vanilla, light chocolate and rich chocolate sponge sandwiched with creamy vanilla butter cream.
The layers were then carved, covered in sugar paste painstakingly detailed with sugar paste features and finally coloured by using a mixture of both airbrushing and hand painting techniques.
The board measured 36″ x 18″ and to top it all this cake was then sent on an epic 600 mile journey from Coventry to Orkney in time for Linsey and Erik’s wedding which of course took place in St.Magnus Cathedral itself.

St.Magnus (minus the clock!!)

Impressionist style paint effects create the effect of the variety of stones this grand Cathedral was erected from.

Impressionist Stained Glass Windows give the effect of light and shade.

Rather frustratingly after I had spent a week of nights working on the cake (it was too hot to work on in the day) and looking after my children through the days, I reached a state of delirium by the time it came to taking photos before it went on it’s journey. Resulting in me leaving the all important clock face off the front of the tower!! I only realised this once I deconstructed my photo backdrop and so the clock was added but is not present in any of my photos. I do have some photos of it in place at the wedding which I will add to this post

St.Magnus Cathedral Cake

Rear view of St.Magnus

Close up of roof details and features

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