Our entry for the 2022 Gingerbread City
The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Designing for Different Climates’. With that in mind, our star bakers looked to address the climate emergency with a big slice of circular economy practice and a healthy sprinkle of sustainable design.
Icebreaker Island is home to a scientific community who monitor climate change, upcycle marine pollution and protect the polar ice caps.
Located in the most isolated and desolate of climates, the island experiences dangerously low temperatures and little to no daylight. It’s also the last known location on Earth where skiing is still possible!
Bakingtin Tower is a vertical igloo habitat that provides a bakey-warm environment. Here, islanders maintain a good crumb and rise well.
The Recylcoctopus swims in the ocean surrounding the island, working with the islanders to collect plastic waste for upcycling into seasonal gifts. These are magically distributed annually by a mysterious local…
Ho ho hmmmm…
The Prouvé is in the pudding
Taking cues from the traditional igloo and the architecture of Jean Prouvé and Kisho Kurokawa, the architecture of Ice Breaker Island is built to withstand extreme weather conditions whilst providing a comfortable and tasty living environment.
The islanders live in harmony with the environment and the local wildlife. Penguins take (to) the piste and Seals bake in the sun on Ginger Crunch beach. But it’s not all sweetness and light. The islanders are very concerned about the rising temperatures and are continually exploring ways to replenish the ice.
Our previous bakes
Winner of the 2021 People’s Vote
Buttersea Power Station