Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology
What do you get when you combine 1000 hours of skilful craftsmanship, 200 kilograms of icing sugar and some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks? An edible showcase of more than 80 architecturally designed cakes and showpieces on display at Manukau …22 November 2011
Sugar Rush Showcase for MIT baking students
What do you get when you combine 1000 hours of skilful craftsmanship, 200 kilograms of icing sugar and some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks? An edible showcase of more than 80 architecturally designed cakes and showpieces on display at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) this Thursday November 24.
“Almost all the showpiece creations are 3-D and delightfully themed to present exhibits that capture intricate detail and creative flair,” says Ralf Schmidt, baking lecturer at MIT. “It’s the flair these students continue to amaze us with each year that make these exhibitions so popular.”
For the 2011 year end baking assessment the students have been ambitious, drafting their plans from web sourced architectural drawings of the many famous landmarks and features from around the world which they are replicating with mostly sugar.
“The students planned for excellent results by building many practice structures to test that their dreamed up concepts could actually be achieved in reality,” says Mr Schmidt. “The results are truly spectacular.”
Sixteen themed displays, including the Larnach Castle, a Picnic in Paris beneath the Arch de Triumph, the Palace of the Winds, a Moulin Rouge edible costume, and an orchestral theme featuring a grand piano will be open for public viewing this Thursday from 5-6pm at The School of Baking and Patisserie, at MIT, Gate 2, Otara Rd.
“This is a stunning collection of showpieces that will be judged for assessment,” says Mr Schmidt, “and we are proud to present them for viewing to both the public and attending pastry chefs in leading culinary establishments as well as recruiters in the baking industry.”