The amazing cake that bakes its own cakes

A firm in Cornwall has created a Cake-o-matic machine inspired by Wallace and Gromit. And yes it really does produce tiny cakes.

This culinary masterpiece has been created by Penzance-based Peboryon bakery.

This cake has probably taken around 400 hours although I think we lost count somewhere in there because this has been in addition to our usual baking, weddings, birthday cakes as well.

CHRISTINE JENSEN, Cake maker
Gromit knows what he is doing when it comes to machinery Credit: ITV News

It has been made for Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, which raises funds for Bristol Children's Hospital.

At the moment it is in two halves so it can be transported to Birmingham for Cake International this weekend - the biggest sugar craft show in the world.

This video gives you an idea of how it works.

The Cake-o-matic itself is made entirely out of cake. Even the 1,400 or so rivets are individually made. It is a fruit cake covered in marzipan and then sugar paste and contains nearly 100,000 currants.

The mould used to create the hundreds of tiny rivets on the Cake-o-matic Credit: ITV News

The cake would feed around 1,800 people - but the plan is to keep it on show - generating its mini cakes.

We'll let you in on a little secret - the mini cakes, all 300 of them, have been made in advance by students at Cornwall College.

  • Take a tour of the Cake-o-matic (bear in mind it's in two halves at the moment)

People will be able to buy the cakes when the creation is displayed at the show in Birmingham and later at the charity's shop in Cribbs Causeway near Bristol.

The finished product courtesy Wallace, Gromit and Peboryon bakery Credit: ITV News