Famous Glasgow landmarks
Some of Scotland's most recognisable buildings and landmarks have been recreated in cake after a giant map filled with fondant and sponge was painstakingly constructed.
The 100sqm edible map was carefully pieced together in Stirling at Cake Fest Scotland on September 11 as hundreds of bakers nervously transported and assembled their sponge specialities and then added it to the final calorie-fuelled display.The event was a celebration of Scotland's old and new buildings. Malcolm Cochrane Photography
Running as part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture, the event inspired amateur and professional bakers to roll up their sleeves and take on buildings such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Eden Court Theatre and Dumbarton Castle - a mountain of cake which equated to over 10, 000 slices of cake.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Malcolm Cochrane Photography Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Malcolm Cochrane Photography Dumbarton Castle. Malcolm Cochrane Photography
After the buildings were placed on the map, the baking teams were given the chance to vote for their favourite with Mairi Sutherland's interpretation of the Skye Bridge winning the People's Choice award on the day.The Skye Bridge cake was given the thumbs up by fellow bakers. Malcolm Cochrane Photography
For Isabel Garriga and her baking partners, weeks of preparation went into their cake model of The Riverside Museum.
The architect, who works for the Glasgow Institute of Architecture, says it was a challenge transferring their design skills to the kitchen, with scale drawings proving a much easier task than working with sponge.
"It has been an absolutely nightmare, " Isabel laughs. "We did tests for two weeks because we wanted to get the shape.
"We wanted to make sure you got the glass front feel so we did all these green jelly tests.
"For me, it is much easier to do things on paper and card and glue it together.
"Cake is soft and squidgy and, depending on how warm it is, can slide.
"I had never baked, not in this sort of detail, and I had never used fondant before."The Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Malcolm Cochrane Photography
The team of three spent hours practising and many tea breaks discussing the work which measured in at 55cm by 55cm, with Isabel adding that there was one perk of the practice.
"We have been doing lots of taste tests, " she says. "It has been awful for my figure.
She adds: "The Festival of Architecture has been so good because it brings architecture to people who aren't necessarily architects.
"It is quite good to make it more approachable and that's why I think it has been such a success because it is getting people interested."
Ready, steady bake: Scotland in cakeCowane’s Hospital in Stirling was the venue for Cake Fest 2016. Malcolm Cochrane Photography The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy. Malcolm Cochrane Photography The Falkirk Wheel. Malcolm Cochrane Photography The Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Malcolm Cochrane Photography The famous Barrowland sign in Glasgow. Malcolm Cochrane Photography The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Malcolm Cochrane Photography Stirling Castle. Malcolm Cochrane Photography Portavadie in Loch Fyne. Malcolm Cochrane Photography