Unless you’ve been on the moon for the past week, Skoda ’s latest TV advert won’t have passed you by. Filmed at West London’s Shepperton Studios, the ad’s life-sized cake car has been causing a real stir among the British viewing public and motoring press alike.
As you’ve doubtless seen by now, we enlisted the help of the country’s finest chocolatiers, bakers and bricklayers to construct the scrumptious Skoda and we think the attention to detail is astounding. From the sugar-dusted white roof down to the treacle-filled engine, the cake car is a close to the real thing as it’s possible to get with sponge.
Just in case you’re thinking of having a go at building your own munchable motor, we thought we’d give you a full list of the ingredients used. You can also visit our New Fabia microsite for more information (www.newfabia.co.uk ).
To build a cake Fabia you will need:
|10kg white chocolate chunks||20kg raisins|
|3kg orange peel strips||25kg dried apricot|
|12.5kg raspberry jam||5kg cocoa powder|
|100kg wheat flour||180 fresh eggs|
|100kg caster sugar||90kg brown sugar paste|
|50kg icing sugar||40kg black sugar paste|
|20kg glacier cherries||50kg white sugar paste|
|30kg brown almonds||42kg chocolate fudge|
So there you have it. All you need to make your own stunning Fabia cake car is a few hundred kilos of raw material, several highly-skilled craftsmen and women and no small amount of inspiration.
Once filming was finished we had planned to cut the cake car up and distribute it to local charities, schools and hospitals. Unfortunately, however, as the car had been under hot studio lights for several days, it would have posed a health and safety risk if eaten. We did preserve some parts though, such as the marzipan wing-mirrors and chocolate speedometer. The rest of the car was composted and will be used by residents of Clapton, East London, to fertilise their gardens and allotments.
The New Fabia is on sale now priced from £7,990 for the 1.2-litre Fabia 1. Skoda’s Fabia has been a huge success since the launch of the first generation model in 2000. More than 1.5 million have been built in that time with over 130,000 finding happy homes with buyers here in the UK.Published 24 May 2007