Baking and architecture come together in this delicious competition at Archifest 2017
Ask any Brit and he or she will tell you that The Great British Bake Off reality television series is an entertainment institution. The premise is simple: 12 home bakers take part as they battle each other to be Britain's best amateur baker. Now in its eighth series, it has the recipe of any good cooking competition — tears, fears, triumphs and tribulations... just better, because it's all about baking. While the show isn't finding its way to Singapore anytime soon, we're all set for the next best thing: The Great Architectural Bake-Off.
Like its title suggests, this competition pits architect against architect to bake something that fashions an iconic building of their liking. In their respective teams, they'll attempt to create the best interpretation of a building or landmark entirely out of cake, and you're invited to watch.
Brought to you by architects WATG in partnership with Archifest 2017, judges include representatives from The Culinary Institute of America, Marou Chocolate Company, Aurum Land and Singapore Institute of Architecture. WATG's already familiar with this competition — they've hosted it in New York and London, which saw cakes that embodied the Stonehenge (it's even gluten-free), Sydney Opera House and even an IKEA outlet. Recently, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners won the 2017 Great Architectural Bake Off in London with their design of the Arenas de Barcelona, a former bullring turned shopping centre.