Iconic structures take centre stage at The Great Architectural Bake-Off

The Esplanade finally lived up to its nickname when it tasted – and smelt – like durian at cake-making competition The Great Architectural Bake-Off last Saturday.

A team from local firm DP Architects won the inaugural contest that challenges the baking skills of designers and architects with a creation shaped exactly like the exterior of the iconic arts centre.

Enclosed within one of the Esplanade’s spiky domes was a four-layer cake made from durian and buttercream, while the other was the flavour of another local favourite, chocolate malt drink Milo.