I felt incredibly lucky to be asked to be part of New Zealand’s very first cake collaboration which was the brainchild of Mel Todd from Take the Cake. There were thirty-one of us, given total free reign to make a piece based on Sir Peter Jackson’s films.
My collaboration cake is based on District 9: Christopher Johnson and Oliver, his son, on the rubbish heap with the spaceship in the background.
The modelling of Christopher Johnson and Oliver Johnson are made from modelling chocolate which has been dusted, airbrushed and painted.
The Spaceship is rice krispie treats and covered in approximately 1kg of fondant and lit up with LED lighting. It is held up by an acrylic rod lit with a small LED light. The spaceship has been airbrushed and painted by hand.
The aliens are standing on a rubbish heap which consists of lots of mini cans of cat food, bottles, egg cartons etc these are made from chocolate and have edible images on the cat food. The rocks and sand are made from rice bubbles covered in fondant and brown sugar.
A smoke machine was attached to the rear of the cake board and holes drilled into the top to create the smoke effect. All the signs on the fence are edible however the fence is plastic with painted skewers.
Board dimensions are 60cm by 60cm
Christopher Johnson is approx. 30cm tall and Oliver is 15cm.
Spaceship is approx. 40cm in diameter and sits 50cm above the board
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