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For Sweet Dreams: World’s First Edible Hotel Made Of Cake Opens
By Anthea Quay, 22 Mar 2013
In a hotel in Soho, Central London, the world’s first ‘hotel’ made entirely out of cake opened to public yesterday.
The edible sweet dream offers guests: vanilla sponge cushions; a rug made of 1,081 meringues; windows and walls clad with 2,000 macaroons; marshmallow garlands; windowsills made from cake; a bath filled with caramel-coated popcorn; and edible books on the bedside table.
To create the edible art across the three floors and eight rooms, it took a team of 14 cake makers more than 2,000 hours of baking, 900 hours of decorating, and 600 kg of sugar.
Each of the eight tasting rooms were inspired by various regions around the world and contained unique desserts—the Mediterranean-inspired bedroom with edible furnishings, the Pirates of the Caribbean room with a giant treasure chest of edible pearls, the British-inspired Golden syrup room with a giant tower of doughnuts, the Mayan-inspired room with a fudge temple, the Mississippi-inspired ‘Mardi Gras’ room with a rainbow cake, the Barbados-inspired library with edible shells, the Guyanese-inspired room with a sea turtle cake, and the South Pacific-inspired room with a two-meter-high Easter Island statue made with chocolate mud cake.
The one-night-only edible cake hotel was to launch Britain’s largest cane sugar brand Tate & Lyle Sugars’ new ‘Taste Experience’ range of golden and brown cane sugars.
“We think the cake hotel perfectly captures the excitement, inspiration and expertise behind the creation of our new range of golden and brown cane sugars,” James Whiteley, Senior Brand Manager of Tate & Lyle Sugars, said in a statement.
“The Taste Experience range is about more than just adding sweetness; it’s about subtle flavor differences, texture and appearance. We hope that through the cake hotel we can showcase the versatility of golden and brown cane sugars and inspire people to get creative in the kitchen.”
Would you like to spend a night in this hotel?
[via Mirror.co.uk and EvilCakeHead.com, images via Nathan Pask and Lewis Whyld/PA Wire]
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