The Peak District village of Eyam is famous for many things, predominantly the bravery and selflessness of its residents during the outbreak of bubonic plague in the 17th century. Now it has another feather for its metaphorical cap.
The entire village has been recreated in cake under the expert supervision of Youlgreave based cake landscape artist Lynn Nolan. The project took nine months from start to finish and can be viewed at Eyam Church until 30th November 2019.
For the stat-heads amongst you Lynn’s team used 608 eggs, 66lbs of butter, 73lbs of flour, 462lbs of icing sugar, 37 tubs of glacé cherries and 9 litres of whisky. We assume the whisky went in the cakes but we think they all deserve a drink for creating this wonderful installation.
The kids will love trying to find the 30 tiny cut-out rats amongst the beautifully recreated buildings.
Please take a look if you’re in the area but do park considerately as the road outside the church can get constricted when its busy. Safer to use the carpark across from the museum and walk down to the church past Eyam Hall and the stocks.
Donations for Eyam Community Transport are gratefully accepted by the volunteers in the church.