Skoda Fabia Cake

Škoda UK has created a television advertisement featuring the making of a Skoda Fabia car out of cake. The TV ad, another in the Happy Drivers series, is highlighted online at, along with a ‘making of’ documentary, brochure and opportunity to test drive a vehicle. A crew of white-overall-wearing bakers prepares and assembles the ingredients for a Skoda Fabia to the sounds of Julie Andrews singing, “Some of my Favourite Things”.

Crew poses with Skoda Car cake

Click on the image below to play the Skoda Fabia Cake video.


The Skoda Fabia campaign was developed at Fallon London by creatives Chris Bovill and John Allison.

Filming was directed by Chris Palmer via Gorgeous Enterprises, with producer Rupert Smythe.

Visual effects and modeling were overseen by model maker John Pennicott, Pennicott Payne, London.

Skoda Engine CakeSarah Tildesley, home economist, provided advice and on-site baking direction for the team. Her recipes involved 10 kg white chocolate chunks, 3 kg orange peel strips, 1 kg Angeliques, 12.5 kg raspberry jam, 100 kg wheat flour, 100 kg caster sugar, 20 kg glacier cherries, 30 kg brown almonds, 20 kg raisins, 25 kg dried apricots, 5 kg cacao powder, 180 fresh eggs, 42 kg chocolate fudge, 180 kg orange sugar paste, 90 kg brown sugar paster, 40 kg black sugar paste, 50 kg white sugar paste, 200 kg cake margarine sun cup, 270 kg icing sugar atlas, and 40 kg mil calets.

Clare Grotefeld, cake fabricator, explains that it took a team of eight people a week to mould the car, and three days to pour the rice crispies. See the 16 step process described with photographs at the Daily Mail.

The Skoda team thought about giving the car cake away to local charities after the shoot but found it impossible due to the effect of studio lights over several days. It would have posed a health and safety risk if eaten. Some car parts, such as the marzipan wing-mirrors, chocolate speedometer, wafer engine fan and the Fabia badge icing, were preserved and vacuum packed to be held as mementos of the production.

The cake itself was composted at the East London Community Recycling Project in Clapton, a project set up to provide local residents and members with quality compost for use on their gardens or allotments.

Lyrics for My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favourite things!

Julie Andrews, Maria & Original Soundtrack - The Sound of Music (Original Soundtrack) - My Favorite ThingsCream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and slay bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild gees that fly with the moon en their wings
These are a few of my favourite things!

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye lashes
Silver white winters that melt into spring
These are a few of my favourite things!

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember
my favourite things!
and then I don’t feel so bad!