As part of the competition, the biggest names in architecture - including Foster + Partners; Squire and Partners; WATG; Make Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – came together in Fitzroy Square to battle for first prize by recreating culinary versions of the world's most famous buildings.
Judges Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr; Tamsie Thomson, Director of the London Festival of Architecture; Christine & Christine from Choccywoccydoodah; and Wallpaper* Editor-at-Large Henrietta Thompson saw recreations of the Gherkin, the Shard, the London underground map and runner-up BDP's Oslo Opera House.
They were each on the lookout for realistic representation, a creative use of materials and – of course – taste. Guests on the day were treated to glasses of prosecco and a slice of the winning entries!
Ashley Fauguel, the organiser of WATG's Great Architectural Bake Off, stated "I'm thrilled with how today has turned out, the standard of entries this year has been incredible, I'm amazed at the ingenuity and skill all teams showed in making their cakes. We look forward to hosting our 3rd Bake-off next year and hope all these fabulous teams come back to defend their titles."
This event was part of the London Festival of Architecture Open Studios series, which sees over 50 London practices open their doors to the public: providing an insight into the thriving architectural and design scene in the capital.