It is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and one unique baking company has decided to celebrate this landmark in style by recreating the album cover in the form of a cake. Adam Cox, the head baker of Adams Cakes, has continued with his innovative take on the UK music industry with this latest piece of deliciousness.
Cox has previously designed cakes for the likes of Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Carr and Jonathan Ross, as well as being featured on ITV’s Let’s Do Lunch and Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds show on BBC 1. After teaching himself the craft without any formal training, Adam’s music-themed cakes have also been modelled on high profile artists such as Oasis, Morrissey, Suede and Jeff Buckley.
Adam Cox has commented, “Creating this cake was a challenge – researching, handcrafting, dressing and animating each of the 40+ famous faces was the most consuming task. I’ve got a bit of a reputation for creating music-themed cakes and I wanted to make the anniversary of this album a proper occasion. The album is regularly on repeat in the kitchen so it was a no-brainer to celebrate it in the only way I know how to.”
The original artwork was designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, and the creation of the cake interpretation of the cover took over 150 hours to complete, using 10kg of flour, sugar and icing. The 40 individual handmade characters include Paul, John, George and Ringo themselves, along with the numerous other famous faces that featured 50 years ago.
Adam’s rock ‘n’ roll spin on cake baking has proved to be very popular in the past, with this recent creation acts as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time. Here is Adam Cox, proudly presenting his musical baking masterpiece…