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News - 10.04.17

Great Architectural Bake Off

On October 3, Dattner Architects participated in the Great Architectural Bake Off, an annual architectural baking competition modelled after the Great British Bake Off. Now in its second year in New York, the event is held at the Center for Architecture as part of Archtober, a month long celebration of architecture in New York City. Dattner joined 10 other firms to recreate iconic architectural masterpieces with cake. The team created the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park.

The Unisphere is a stainless steel representation of the earth, commissioned to be the centerpiece of the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, NY and was intended to embody the theme of the fair, “Peace Through Understanding.” The Unisphere is an iconic Queens and NYC landmark.

Our team recreated the sphere by baking a spherical cake, and recreating the main elements of the structure using fondant, spun sugar, licorice, rice krispie treats, gelatin, rock candy, and lots of edible silver paint.

During the judging of the competition, our entry received an honorable mention! It has also garnered media attention from Metropolis, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Hospitality Design Magazine.

Congratulations to the team – Nina Cherian, Mary Beth Lardaro, Karyn Lee, and Shefali Sanghvi!

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