Showing posts from 2018

Heathrow Airport out of Gingerbread

Celebrating Christmas this year Heathrow Airpot, the Europe's largest airport  has commissioned Michelle Wibowo to create 5 meters long and 2.5 meters wide massive gingerbread installation at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. It took Michelle 200 hours to make and weighs around 50kgs!

The gingerbread airport features Heathrow’s four terminals, the runways and the control tower as well as the much loved stars of Heathrow's Christmas advert, Doris and Edward Bair.

Heathrow discovered that one in four Brits (25%) believe that the smell of gingerbread is the main scent that reminds them of the festive season The gingerbread airport is in Heathrow Terminal 5 on Thursday 13 December.

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Infographic Cake London Gatwick Airport 60th Anniversary

Gatwick Airport is the world's busiest single runway airport as well as the first airport in the world to combine air, road and train travel in a single unit. These are just some of the many impressive statistics for Gatwick Airport and the concept is to show these in the cake!

Michelle started by carving layered of vanilla sponge cakes sandwiched with generous buttercream and covered with sugar paste for the main airport tower. She also made the arches for the North and South Terminal as well as the iconic bridge.

She also designed and printed the impressive InfoGraphic into edible icing which then later used to cover the sponge cake.

To top it off she also installed LED strips showing messages to congratulate Gatwick's 60th Anniversary.

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Pottery Theme Cake for BBC Marrying Mum and Dad

Michelle created a pottery theme cake for BBC Show Marrying Mum and Dad, where the kids are making all the big decision about their parent's wedding day including theme and the cake!.
Watch the clip below and of check out full programme in BBC iplayer

Giant sculpture of Roald Dahl's BFG (Big Friendly Giant) made out of Mr Kipling's Cakes

Working in collaboration with Mr Kipling's brand, Michelle Wibowo of Michelle Sugar Art reveals the 3 meter tall (sitting down) or about 7 m tall when standing up a life-size giant sculpture of Big Friendly Giant (BFG) from one of the famous Roald Dahl's Children storybook.

The sculpture was covered with around 7500 individual Mr Kipling's cakes from 7 variety, the skin was made using Viennese Whirls, his trousers and top half are made from different types of Angel Slices, plus a few Bakewell tarts around the shirts.
BFG Character in Roald Dahl book
The new range of Mr Kipling Cakes celebrating Roald Dahl's book, notice the BFG Sketch which later is transformed into 3D by Michelle

Mapping variety of Mr Kipling's cake to the surface of BFG
A small scale model created using polymer clay

Michelle was busy at work in her barn-converted studio

Getting BFG out from Michelle's workshop in the evening when the weather is cool
Transporting such giant sculpture…

Darth Vader Star Wars Birthday Cake

Star Wars theme party won't be complete without a vicious Darth Vader birthday cake, complete with red lightsaber, sound effect and illuminating LED lights for a lucky birthday boy!

Sorry Mr Vader, we had to wrap you in cling film during transporting!

Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake

Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake
This weekend, I've made this birthday cake for a friend who is a big fan of Minecraft Computer Game. The cake is rather simple it's made of 2 layers of chocolate sponge cake with a generous amount of buttercream in between. 
The trickiest part of the project is to make sugar paste completely flat with sharp edges. If you wish to find out how to do this please do let me know and drop me a quick message.

How to create 3D hologram cake using iPad

Michelle created 3D hologram cake using iPad and acrylic perspex sheet for 8 years old Aidan who is a trampoline champion. Check out the video below from Season 2 Episode 21 Extreme Cake Makers.

What you need:
Tablet such as an iPad.Clear Acrylic Perspex Sheet / plexiglass (you can get this from DIY Stores or Home improvement stores)Sponge CakesCake board / baseIcing Sugar Fondant / sugar paste

Steps to take :
1. Plan your design, here is an example of simple design.

2. Build the base for the iPad and layered of sponge cake around it.

tips: you can use old iPad boxe to elevate platform for iPad

3. Layer the sponge cake around the base

4. Capture the video,

tips: you can capture video directly on iPad, or using camera then transfer it to iPad, just make sure use the black background.

5. Place the iPad

6. Install acrylic perspex sheet  glass in an angle as shown

tips: test your video at this stage.

7. Enjoy!

Extreme Cake Makers Series 2 Broadcast Schedule

Michelle is back on Extreme Cake Makers Series 2
On Air Episode Guide

Wednesday 31st January 2018  5:30pm - Series 2 Episode 13
Jellyfish Lantern Cake

Friday, 2nd February 2018 5:30pm  - Series 2 Episode 15
Wedding Dress Cake

Monday 12th February 2018 5:30 pm
Hologram Trampoline Cake

Tuesday 13th February 2018 5:30 pm
Flight Simulator Cake

Tuesday 20th February 2018 5:30pm
Elephant Teapot Cake

Check out episodes of Extreme Cake Makers featuring Michelle Sugar Art