Yep, it happened....it really, truly happened!!!!
After just a few short hours of sleep, Paris was back in the studio, Australia Day morning some time around 6am. While the rest of the country enjoyed a sleep in, blissufully unaware, we struck yet another hiccup, one which we had most certainly not bargained on. After hours spent trying to find a refrigerated truck big enough to ferry 800kg of Opera House cake extravagance, we faced the very real possibility that the cake would not actually make it inside the truck. But fit, it did and so began the final step in our most monumental project to date.
For those of you who weren't in Sydney, Australia Day morning, much to our dismay dawned much the same way as the entire last week, that is: hot (REALLY hot) and muggy. Or in other words, total and utter cake kryptonite. Against all odds, the cake actually made it to Sydney City's Martin Place in one piece (I'm attributing it to some higher cake power looking over us) where it appeared on Chanel 7's Sunrise.
HUMUNGOUS (think bigger than the cake) thank-you's to everyone who was involved. It truly was the most spectacular and magical experience Planet Cake has ever been involved in and none of it could have happened without the following people:
No.1 Our Volunteers!
Abeni Lawback, Amanda Eising, Belinda Smith, Deanne Cesario, Elizabeth Wright, Gemma Jennings, Jade Nguyen, Kate Jordan, Katrina Baldwin, Leticia Euston, Linda Hemmert, Marnee Pirri, Merlinda Montano, Meysienti Supandi, Michelle Arvaj, Morina Sutedja, Razilla King, Shannon De Costa, Trudy Harris, Vicki Keith and Laura Smith
And of course the entire PC crew who you know and love...together we really did make magic!
Some of the final moments of production
Just four of the hundreds of miniature people
A very special volunteer whom we were very sad to say goodbye to
Margie helps Betty to relax ?
A tired, yet VERY happy Paris
Finally making it into the truck
At last...eating the fruits of our labour!!