Wednesday, September 24, 2008

LEGO Batman comes to NYC!

This past Tuesday we delivered the heaviest cake we have ever made. Warner Bros. asked us to recreate the landscape of the new LEGO Batman Video game. This cake was comprised of three different cake flavors (vanilla, chocolate and red velvet) and was entirely edible. Even the sugar sculptures were made out of sugar. If this entry doesn't make much sense it's because there is a huge lack of sleep going on. We have been working on the cake for twelve days straight.

Dare I say this was the biggest cake I EVER made? Well, let's just say it was the HEAVIEST that I had to transport. This cake was close to 300 lbs. The six foot tall sock monkey we made for the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge was much taller and may have been up there in weight but it stayed in the studio. For this cake we had to enlist the help of SIX guys from the neighborhood to help us get it out of the bakery. That may sound like we just had to lift and go, but what I need to tell you is that you have to get through three doors, get over the foot of steel that extends toward the ceiling at the end of the stairs and then walk up four steep steps all before getting it into the van and driving in NYC traffic to our final destination!

An exciting part of this project is that we took over ten hours of footage depicting the making of the cake and figurines, and my friend Lisa will create a video similar to our first YouTube video.
Here's a quick video of the cake cutting:

This cake could not have been accomplished without the amazing work of Amanda, Liz and Jen (all pictured in the photo) and Edgard who came in to help too!


Kim said...

That is a long time to make a cake and a very heavy one at that!! My son is 6 and can't wait to get this game...he loved your cake!!
Great job. :)

Carrie said...

I was the new profile pic on facebook and fell in love with that, this cake is phenominal! What a great group of people you have to work with!

Carrie said...

I meant that I SAW the new profile pic, not that I was...that would just be weird. Sorry

mrs.deane said...

this would be my son's birthday cake dream come true! great job!

Jon and Angela said...

I love, love, LOVE this cake! So realistic! I can't wait to see the video of how it came together.

Jennifer said...

Your cakes are so cool! Lots of fondant, I'm assuming? I would LOVE to learn how to do stuff like that - any suggestions you have would be most appreciated :)


Bill said...

Cake was tasty especially the red velvet part of it. Thanks!

P.S. I was the guy that took the video. =)

Heather said...

Amazing cake!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Simply stunning.

But uh... 12 days straight... was it still nice and edible after all that time?

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Bear Heart Baking Company said...

AMAZING!! My son would love this cake! I can't beleive it took 12 days, your staff must be very dedicated :) Great Job!