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NewcastleGateshead Cake City

September 12, 2013 in Festivals and Events 2


Well hello there, this post is a little over due I’m afraid as I have been away my beloved Geordieland for a little hollibob, but I’m back now and just had to tell you how much I LOVED Cake City and share with you some of my favourite photos from the event…

On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 26th I made my way to Sage Gateshead to see astonishing creations from talented bakers across the region as a giant, edible map of NewcastleGateshead was built. NewcastleGateshead Cake City was the fourth event in the series following Cakebook Britain in 2012, Cakebook North in 2011 and the original flashmob Cakebook in 2010.

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From what I could see, all of Geordieland’s famous landmarks had been thoughtfully re-created, using  a mountain of sponge, chocolate, icing, marzipan and lashings of imagination! The display really did look delicious, I didn’t know whether to photograph the cakes or just face-plant them!

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Once everyone had taken the opportunity to see the cakes up close, a 100 sq metre map was then created on the indoor concourse at the Sage Gateshead, prizes were awarded and then the cakes were cut up and shared around to the hundreds of eagerly awaiting spectators.

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The Ouseburn City Farm creation which won the Baker’s Choice Award

Sadly I had to leave a little early so I never did get to taste any of the edible landmarks but if they tasted anywhere near as good as they looked then I’m sure they were absolutely scrummy!

If you attended Cake City be sure to let me know what your favourite creation was by leaving a comment below. You can also help shape the future of EAT Festival by completing the survey HERE

Cake City is created and directed by Simon Preston it’s part of EAT! NewcastleGateshead, a festival produced by NewcastleGateshead Initiative

By Rachel Kershaw

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