Just 14 Pictures Of Famous London Buildings Made Out Of Cake

Over the weekend, the Great Architectural Bake-Off happened at Guildhall Yard, and the results are sweeeeeet.

Famous London museums and landmarks were sculpted out of flour, butter and sugar, and everywhere from the London Eye to the Old Royal Navy College was represented. University students and professionals all competed against each other for the prestigious crown, and, actually, the results were pretty phenomenal. ? But who were the winners? ?

Here are some of the highlights: 

1. Tower Bridge – designed by Make Architects.

16th June 2018 WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 One of the headline events in the London Festival of Architecture’s calendar, WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off sees some of the world’s best architecture practices transfer their design and engineering skills from buildings to cakes. GABO London is held as part of the London Festival of Architecture, which celebrates London as a global architectural hub. This year GABO London is moving to its prestigious new, larger venue, Guildhall Yard. PH: Tom Horton

16th June 2018 WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 One of the headline events in the London Festival of Architecture’s calendar, WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off sees some of the world’s best architecture practices transfer their design and engineering skills from buildings to cakes. GABO London is held as part of the London Festival of Architecture, which celebrates London as a global architectural hub. This year GABO London is moving to its prestigious new, larger venue, Guildhall Yard. PH: Tom Horton

2. The Southbank Centre – designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

16th June 2018 WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 One of the headline events in the London Festival of Architecture’s calendar, WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off sees some of the world’s best architecture practices transfer their design and engineering skills from buildings to cakes. GABO London is held as part of the London Festival of Architecture, which celebrates London as a global architectural hub. This year GABO London is moving to its prestigious new, larger venue, Guildhall Yard. PH: Tom Horton

3. Old Royal Navy College – designed by University of Greenwich (naturally).

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Old Royal Navy College by University of Greenwich © WATG

4. London Aquatics Centre – designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

? Winners of Tastiest Bake ?

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects © WATG

5. Leadenhall Building – designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners © WATG

6. Imperial War Museum – designed by Stride Treglown.

? Received an honourable mention for its ingenious use of wartime flavours ?

?? Also my personal favourite (because obviously that matters) ??

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Imperial War Museum by Stride Treglown © WATG

7. Gasholders London – designed by Wilkinson Eyre.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Gasholders London by Wilkinson Eyre © WATG

8. Barbican – designed by Benoy.

?? Winners of the WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off ??

Their ‘Barbicake’ was made from a delicious mix of chocolate fudge, wafer, blueberry swirl, ginger and Nutella. BarbiCAN I HAVE SOME PLZ?!

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Barbican by Benoy © WATG

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Barbican by Benoy -1 © WATG

9. The London Eye – designed by AVR.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - The London Eye by AVR © WATG

10. The Boiler House – designed by Studio Egret West.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - The Boiler House by Studio Egret West © WATG

11. The Tate Extension – designed by Jestico + Whiles.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Tate Modern Extension by Jestico + Whiles © WATG

12. Robin Hood Gardens* – designed by London Metropolitan University.

? Second place for their expertly made layered cake, consisting of ginger, pistachio and Victoria sponges. ?

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - Robin Hood Gardens by London Metropolitan University © WATG

*You can read about the Robin Hood Gardens demolition here.

13. MI6 – designed by Farrells.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - MI6 by Farrells © WATG

14. Exchange House – designed by SOM.

YES WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off 2018 - London's Exchange House by SOM © WATG

The competition is hosted every year by design firm, WATG. It takes place worldwide, but the London edition occurred as part of the London Festival of Architecture, which happens throughout June.

Have a genuine interest in architecture and not just here for the cake? Here are 20 real life buildings that are set to change London’s skyline by 2020.

 

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