Cake Fest Scotland

Sun. 11 Sep 2016

© Simon Preston



Child £3
Family ticket (for two adults and up to three children): £14

Book tickets


On 11th September 100 teams of amateur and professional bakers from all across Scotland came together to recreate the country’s top 100 buildings in cake!

Watch as we reveal, what will undoubtedly be a visual masterpiece, as we construct a giant edible map of Scotland within the spectacular setting of Cowane’s Hospital in Stirling.

This fun filled day will be packed with activities for everyone to enjoy, including; Street theatre from the talented Cake Ladies and Tea Club, Food Tours, live music and a series of cake making workshops. Plus, plenty of cake eating along the way! Whilst we’re constructing the cake you can also enjoy the fantastic events already taking place in Stirling over this celebratory weekend. With activities at Bloody Scotland, Shindig and Doors Open Day – there’s so much to see and do.

So whether you like baking cakes or simply eating them – come along and enjoy Cake Fest for a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t forget, if you’d like to bake a cake for the map there’s still time. We’re not looking for perfectly scaled masterpieces, everyone is welcome to take part and we’ll advise and guide you throughout the challenge - but we are looking for adventurous spirits, up-for-it attitudes and a passion for Scotland’s buildings and landscape. We think you’ve probably got that in abundance. To take part simply check our list of 100 buildings and tell us your first and second choice, we’ll then confirm your selection and tell you what happens next. If there’s a building you love that isn’t on our list, feel free to make a suggestion and we’ll consider it. Go for it!

Taking part is rewarding, fun and free. One more thing, in case you were wondering - yes, when the map has been completed and suitably admired by the crowds, we’ll eat the lot.

The buildings

(Buildings in red text have already been claimed.)

Abbotsford House, GalashielsAchnacarry, Spean Bridge
!-COLOR:berry:Anchor Mills, Paisley-!Ardkinglas House, Cairndow
!-COLOR:berry:Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Acharacle-!!-COLOR:berry:Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow-!
!-COLOR:berry:Barry Mill, Carnoustie-!!-COLOR:berry:BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow-!
!-COLOR:berry:Bernat Klein Studio, Galashiels-!!-COLOR:berry:Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy-!
!-COLOR:berry: Broch of Mousa, Isle of Mousa -!!-COLOR:berry:Brodick Castle, Arran-!
!-COLOR:berry:Burrell Gallery, Glasgow-!!-COLOR:berry:Camster Cairns, Caithness-!
Carrochan National Park Headquarters, Balloch
Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, Edinburgh!-COLOR:berry:Charlotte Square, Edinburgh-!
!-COLOR:berry:City Chambers, Glasgow-!!-COLOR:berry:Cowanes Hospital, Stirling-!
!-COLOR:berry:Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire-!!-COLOR:berry:Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre-!
!-COLOR:berry: Culross Conservation Village, Culross-!Culzean Castle, Ayrshire
Dallas Dhu Distillery, MorayDalmunach Distillery, Carron
Dollan Aqua Centre, East KilbrideDonaldson's Hospital, Edinburgh
Drumlanrig Castle, DumfriesDuart Castle, Isle of Mull
!-COLOR:berry:Dumbarton Castle, Dumbarton-!!-COLOR:berry:Dumfries House, Cumnock-!
!-COLOR:berry:Dundee Contemporary Arts-!!-COLOR:berry:Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven-!
Dunrobin Castle, Golspie!-COLOR:berry:Eden Court Theatre, Inverness-!
!-COLOR:berry:Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochlash-!!-COLOR:berry:Falkirk Wheel-!
!-COLOR:berry: Falkland Palace, Falkland-!Fettes College, Edinburgh
!-COLOR:berry:Fort George, Ardersier-!!-COLOR:berry:Fyvie Castle, Turiff-!
!-COLOR:berry:Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow-!!-COLOR:berry:Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber-!
Greywalls Hotel, Gullane
!-COLOR:berry:Haddo House, Aberdeen-!!-COLOR:berry:High Mill, Dundee-!
!-COLOR:berry:Hill House, Helensburgh-!Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
Holmwood House, Glasgow!-COLOR:berry:Hopetoun House, Edinburgh-!
!-COLOR:berry:Hospitalfield House, Arbroath-!House of Dun, Montrose
!-COLOR:berry:Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire-!!-COLOR:berry:Inn at John O’ Groats, Caithness-!
!-COLOR:berry:Isle of May Visitor Centre-!
Inveree House, KnoydartIoan Abbey, Isle of Iona
Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh, Scottish BordersKelpies, Falkirk
!-COLOR:berry:Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow-!
King's College, AberdeenKinloch Castle, Isle of Rum
!-COLOR:berry:Knockando Woolmill, Aberlour-!!-COLOR:berry:Leith Hall, Huntly-!
Lews Castle College, Stornoway!-COLOR:berry:The Lighthouse, Glasgow -!
!-COLOR:berry:Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow-!Mackintosh Church Queen's Cross, Glasgow
!-COLOR:berry:Maggie's Centre, Inverness-!!-COLOR:berry:Maggie's Centre, Edinburgh-!
Mareel Arts Centre, LerwickMarischal College, Aberdeen
McCaig's Folly, ObanMount Stuart, Kerrycroy
!-COLOR:berry:National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh-!National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
!-COLOR:berry:National Portrait Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh-!New Lanark, Lanark
Paisley Abbey, PaisleyPark Circus Development, Glasgow
Perth City Hall, Perth!-COLOR:berry:Piers Arts Centre, Stromness-!
!-COLOR:berry:Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry-!!-COLOR:berry:Portavadie Marina, Portavadie-!
!-COLOR:berry:Tongland Power Station-!
!-COLOR:berry:Princes Square, Glasgow-!!-COLOR:berry:Riverside Museum, Glasgow-!
Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin!-COLOR:berry:Rothesay Pavilion, Rothesay-!
Roxburghe House, Aberdeen!-COLOR:berry:Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh-!
Royal Scottish Academy, EdinburghScalloway Castle, Scalloway
Scone Palace, Perth!-COLOR:berry:ScotRail Train-!
!-COLOR:berry:Scott Monument, Edinburgh-!!-COLOR:berry:Scottish Dark Sky Observatory-!
!-COLOR:berry:Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh-!Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen
!-COLOR:berry:Skara Brae, Orkney-!!-COLOR:berry:Skerryvore Lighthouse, Isle of Tiree-!
!-COLOR:berry:Skye Bridge, Skye-!
Sloy Hydro Electric Scheme, InveruglassSt Andrew's House, Edinburgh
St Andrew's University, St AndrewsSt Conan's Church, Lochawe
St Magnus Cathedral, OrkneySt Molio's Church, Arran
!-COLOR:berry:St Peter's Church, Cardross-!St Vincent Street Church, Glasgow
Stanley Mills, Stanley!-COLOR:berry:Stirling Castle, Stirling-!
!-COLOR:berry:Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee-!!-COLOR:berry:Timex Factory, Dundee-!
!-COLOR:berry:Tobacco Merchant's House, Glasgow-!!-COLOR:berry:Tolbooth, Stirling-!
Tongland Power Station, Kirkcudbright!-COLOR:berry:Tramway, Glasgow-!
!-COLOR:berry:University of Glasgow Tower-!!-COLOR:berry:V&A Dundee-!
!-COLOR:berry:Wallace Monument, Stirling-!Wemyss Bay Station, Wemyss

Some helpful videos

Here are some videos to help you bake your masterpiece!

Cutting and icing your cake


Working with non-edible materials


Masking your cake


Final video 1


Final video 2



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Cowane's Hospital
United Kingdom

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Organised by

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
United Kingdom

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

The RIAS offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.

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