Read all about it: Central Library in cake form!

Liverpool Central Library has been recreated in cake by local amateur baker Denise Jones and will be added to a giant edible map being produced as part of the city’s Transatlantic 175 celebrations.

Transatlantic Cake Fest will see dozens of famous landmarks from Liverpool and New York recreated as amazing cakes for a 70 square metre map, which will be built on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July in the Atrium at  Mann Island.

Liverpool Central Library is a Grade II listed building that has won numerous awards for its architecture, following a £50 million renovation that was completed in 2013.

“The library is such a magnificent and beautiful building, it was my first choice when I decided to get involved in Transatlantic Cake Fest” explains Denise who also works at the Library.

“I have always loved to bake but would say I am very much an amateur baker. This seemed like a really enjoyable way to get involved with the city’s celebrations. I really enjoyed making the cake, planning and deciding the decorating methods. I would encourage anyone to get involved and have a go at baking a famous building, I can’t wait to see the cake version on the map!”

As well as the iconic library in Liverpool, local bakers are also making the Queensway Tunnel Entrance, the Albert Dock, a Super Lambanana and famous New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty.

Landmarks still available for budding bakers wanting to take part include:

  • Anfield
  • Strawberry Fields gates
  • The Cunard Building
  • The Cavern
  • Times Square
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Brooklyn Bridge

Simon Preston, creator of the Transatlantic Cake Fest and the Curator of the Eat the Atlantic Food Festival, said: “The amazing cake map is a brilliant way to celebrate the places we love both here in Liverpool and across the pond in New York.  Creating an edible landmark is a great way to get friends and family together to bake and have fun.

“We are calling out to Liverpool’s amateur and professional bakers to get involved and claim their plot on the map. There are lots of stunning buildings and places left for the taking and we want people to come on board and make a place they love in cake.”

Information and top tips for bakers can be found online with decorating advice and information about how to keep costs down. To sign up to bake for the cake map, or to find out more about Transatlantic 175 visit www.onemagnificentcity.com.

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