Man Engine Cake for event at Galerie Simpson
Man Engine Cake for Galerie Simpson

12th April this year saw the largest mechanical puppet constructed in Britain visit Swansea to celebrate Wales’ mining heritage. Along the Cymru tour the Man Engine told the story of how the industrial revolution shaped Wales. Starting at the Waterfront museum, then travelling through the City Centre, to the Hafod-Morfa copperworks.

On Swansea’s High Street events were held at the Volcano Theatre and Galerie Simpson to celebrate this visit as the Man Engine came passed, and we were asked to make a Man Engine themed cake for Galerie Simpson‘s Open Door Tea Party.

Sculpted from vanilla sponge, filled with raspberry jam, and covered in vanilla buttercream, the details were added using a combination of black sugarpaste, yellow and black buttercream.

Jane Simpson, gallery owner, had the following to say about the cake:

“It tasted even better than it looked. Rhian is the most creative and exciting baker I know give her an idea and she runs with it! She’s an artist!”

Praise indeed from an actual artist. 😉

We have provided cakes for a number of events at the gallery from book launches to exhibiton openings. We even had one cake signed by the artist who’s work we had reproduced.

Cake for launch of John Ormond's Collected Poems at Galerie Simpson
Cake for launch of John Ormond’s Collected Poems
Artist Molly Parkin signs art cake to celebrate her exhibition at Galerie Simpson
Artist Molly Parkin signs art cake to celebrate her exhibition at Galerie Simpson
Selection Box Cake for Galerie Simpson
Selection Box Cake for Galerie Simpson

I love working with Jane to create unique cakes to go alongside the exhibitions and events held at the gallery. Every one is different and I am looking forward to the challenges to come. Best of all, the cakes are usually served up to anyone who attends the open evenings, so I would always recommend calling in to see what’s happening. You can find out what’s coming up on the Galerie Simpson facebook page.

Man Engine cake for Galerie Simpson
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