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 www.newfabia.co.uk, 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 in YouTube

Credits

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!

  • mary joe-ellen

    this is a fantastic advert. put together very well and the music complements it immensely. pity all the ingredients went to waste considering all the starving people in the world!!

  • joleene mcguire

    oh i just love the ad, makes me hungry!!!

  • D Harah

    What an absolutely stunning advert. Congratulations to everyone involved.

  • Dr Natalie Short

    What an original idea, beautifully done, i especially liked the red rear lights! Well Done!

  • JACKIE

    AMAZING ADVERT, I WAS MEZMERISED AS I MAKE CAKES MYSELF BUT ALSO THOUGHT WHAT A WASTE. COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAKE AFTERWARDS, DID IT ALL GET EATEN, HOW LONG DID IT KEEP, OR DID IT GET WASTED.

    REGARDS
    JACKIE

  • Marion

    Its one of the best adverts i have ever seen. Whoever thought up the concept deserves a promotion. The bakers are obviously highly skilled people and deserve recognition for their skills.

  • bob xoms

    that was so cool

  • lovelin dsouza

    yummy cake…lovely car..fabia – the wonder.

  • lovelin dsouza

    hey guys why not join the skoda lovers group on face book?

  • Rhys Morris

    I think the way they made this is amazing. IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & i love sound of music

  • scotty pressdee

    that cake is absalotley fantastico and i really do belive that i can make a much better cake than that hahahahahahahahahahahahqahahahaah really i could tb lol lamo bye scotty p

  • shmexi

    wow

  • deadthevideo

    The ad makers probably weren’t allowed to let people eat the cake. After a certain length of time, it would have made people sick.

  • pinky

    its waste car in the world i dnt like it its too baddddddddddddddd

  • charlotte

    its made me hungry !!!!!!

  • heidi

    emmmmmmmm cake /im on a fast /oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh i want cake !!!

  • Eegi

    It’s amazing. I like that!

  • Justin Luisi

    Wow, you guys are AWESOME, i wish i had mad skills like you. Much Respect