Caked in history - Dun-eat-tar Castle

The ladies proudly show off their masterpiece in front of the real thing.

The ladies proudly show off their masterpiece in front of the real thing.

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Solicitors from an Aberdeen law firm have painstakingly created a model of Dunnottar Castle - made out of cake!

Emily Horn, Mhari Michie and Rachael Mckay took two days to make their masterpiece, which they made for Cakefest Scotland 2016.

Foreground: Dunnottar Castle in cake form, Background: the real thing!

Foreground: Dunnottar Castle in cake form, Background: the real thing!

Cakefest Scotland, which took place on September 11, is part of the Festival of Architecture, and this year 100 teams of amateur and professional bakers from all over Scotland attempted to recreate the country’s top 100 buildings in cake.

Senior solicitor Rachael McKay commented: “We are all keen bakers and enjoy a challenge. We had only together baked one cake previous to the Dunnottar castle cake which was for our department entry for our Work Bake Off last year – and we won!

“The idea to recreate Dunnottar Castle in cake form was Emily and Mhari’s idea as it did not feature on the list of top 100 Scottish Buildings/Landmarks produced by the Cakefest Scotland Organisers and so when they proposed the idea to the Cakefest Team they were delighted for us to go ‘off-list’ and recreate the Castle.

“It’s such an iconic landmark up here on the east-coast and with such historical importance too, it seemed a fitting choice - albeit quite the challenge!”

This photo shows the stages of construction of the cake.

This photo shows the stages of construction of the cake.

Rachael explained that Cakefest is not a competition, and the only ‘award’ given on the day is the Baker’s Choice award, which is voted for on the day by the other bakers. The award was given to a professional ber who had recreated the Skye Bridge.

She added: “The taking part and meeting other keen bakers was great fun.

“All in all it took about 2 whole days to create, including the baking and icing process. We brought it in to our work after the Cakefest for our colleagues to admire! Sadly the cake was never eaten and a quick photo op at the Real Dunnottar Castle marked the end of it’s journey!”

The event, which was held at Cowane’s Hospital in Stirling, also saw the unveiling of a giant edible map of Scotland.

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