How Did They Build Titanic... for the great West End Bake Off?

17 Jul
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The Titanic cake setting sail at West End Bake Off 2016

While The Secret Garden took home the trophy, the sheer scale of the Titanic's cruiseliner cake astounded all at WEST END BAKE OFF this weekend. Here the cast shares its recipe for (near) success, inspired by lyrics from the show....

How did they build Titanic?
Near a thousand feet in length.
Huge beyond past endeavor
Strong beyond mortal strength
Forty-six thousand tons of Steel
Eleven Stories high!
She's a great floating palace, Floating...
Quiet as a lullaby

So go the lyrics to the song in Maury Yeston's Tony Award-winning musical, which has extended its strictly limited season at London's Charing Cross Theatre until 13 August 2016. But just how did the cast recreate the famous ship in sponge and icing for The Great WEST END BAKE OFF?

Answer: get the right ingredients, and plenty of them...

  • 102 Eggs
  • 6375g Sugar
  • 8000g Butter
  • 6375g Flour
  • 2 boxes Rice Crispies
  • 200g White Chocolate
  • 3000g Icing sugar
  • 100 Wafers
  • 1000g Fondant icing
  • Edible glue
  • Edible paint
  • 4 bags marshmallows

See more photos and all social media from WEST END BAKE OFF on the #StageFaves Event page.