This was a project for my English class last year. I can't believe I never thought to post it!
The assignment was to find a creative way to present a timeline of the book, The Iliad. My friend Kaitlyn and I decided to decorate a cake with an edible replica of the city of Troy and place the events in the locations that they might have happened. We didn't bake the cake, it was store bought, but we re-frosted the top and built the entire city on top. It's completely edible, and we did actually pass pieces out to our class after the presentation.
So here it is! I have tonsss of pictures.
The whole thing, complete:
Bird's eye view, before adding the flags (the events):
The city of Troy:
The Spartan camp:
The city gates:
The inner city:
We got about a 95, I think. And our class decided that we should one day start a cake business called "Edu-cakes" (like educate, get it, haha) and decorate cakes based on books and historical events. Haha!
Thanks for looking!
P.S. Sorry for the small pictures! I didn't realize they were like that but it's just Photobucket being stupid, I think...I hope everyone can see it well enough.
EDIT: Forgot to list what we used...in case anyone is curious:
Graham crackers (walls)
Crushed graham crackers (dirt)
Mini Hershey bars (small houses/palace roof)
Mini KitKat bars (large houses)
Ice cream cones (Mt. Olympus and the watchtower)
A fancy cookie stick thing I can't remember the name of (on the tower)
Royal icing (to hold everything together)