Cracking day out for UCB bakers as Cake-O-Matic is unveiled

November 2016

Proud UCB bakers watched with delight today as the world’s first cake-baking-cake was unveiled to the public – featuring tiny fruit cakes produced in the University’s kitchens.

The spectacular creation is currently attracting huge crowds at this year’s Cake International exhibition at the NEC (November 4-6).

Inspired by Wallace and Gromit and produced in collaboration with Aardman, the ‘Cake-O-Matic’ took 400 hours to make and weighs 125kg.

The two-metre long fruit cake features moving parts - but best of all it produces mini-cakes made by UCB bakers!

It is the centrepiece of the Wallace and Gromit BIG Bake fundraising campaign in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital, and is the brainchild of Christine and Phil Jensen of Peboryon bakery in Cornwall.

Christine, who worked for the NHS as an occupational therapist before turning her hand to cake design, said: “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 and Gromit, but because we know that so many children will benefit from the Big Bakes that result from seeing Cake-O-Matic.”

Dawn Gemmell, Assistant Dean of UCB’s College of Food, said: “I am so pleased our students have been involved in this amazing project.”

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