The CAKEitechture Event

Published On February 8, 2013 | By Sweet1Lani | Check It

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 10.40.17 AM Let them eat cake! The Heinz Architectural Center is turning 20 years old, and to celebrate they are hosting CAKEitechture, a birthday party at the Carnegie Museum of Art featuring the ultimate bake off! Who doesn’t love cake? Just turn on your TV and you’ll find several shows dedicated to extreme cake duels, cake baking, and the life of a ‘cake boss’.

This battle is special because it will pair local architectural firms with local bakeries to collaborate on making cakes of monumental proportions! The best part is it’s free, so lots of yummy free cake for all!  Plus you get to vote for the winner. It all takes place this Saturday, February 9th from 7-10pm.

So what architects and bakers are participating? Here’s a break down of the teams:

The Design Alliance– who created the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens newest Green Building, with Gluuteny– known for their gluten free confections

Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects– who transformed a former strip mill site into the  Pittsburgh Technology Center, with Prantl’s– famous for their Burnt Almond Torte

Springboard Design– responsible for the redesign of the National Aviary, with Sugar ‘N Spires– who specialize in sculpture and contemporary tiered cakes

Perkins Eastman– one of the top architecture and design firms in the world, with Madison Ave Cakes– who create one-of-a-kind wedding cakes and extraordinary special event cakes

Young Architects Forum (YAF)- a program of the American Institute of Architects that is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects, with Dozen Bake Shop– known best for their cupcakes, but also couture cakes

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 1.37.51 PMBut that’s not all! The event not only celebrates the big birthday, but the opening of the 20/20: Celebrating 20 Years of the Heinz Architectural Center exhibition at the Carnegie Museum. The exhibition will reflect on their past and look ahead to a future of open dialogue. You can follow a timeline that highlights their important exhibitions, events, and acquisitions; explore 20 objects from their collection selected by current or past curatorial staff because of their personal resonance; and watch and listen as people from outside the museum reflect on experiences in their own lives that were profoundly affected by architecture.

Check out the trailer for some inspiration for the event:

CAKEitecture Event Trailer from Carnegie Museum of Art on Vimeo.


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