SpongeScraper: An Edible St Bride's

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SpongeScraper: An Edible St Bride's

The famous spire of St Bride's on Fleet Street was the supposed inspiration for the first tiered wedding cake. Appropriate, then, that someone's made a giant model of the church from sponge.

The Christopher Wren church is looking for £2.5 million to make repairs to the steeple and (we hear, though it's not mentioned in the press) open a new exhibition space devoted to its architect.

To raise awareness for the so-called INSPIRE campaign, as well as a saliva response, John Robertson Architects commissioned a five-foot sponge cake in the shape of the church (see artist's impression, right). SE1 website got a sneak preview of the real thing.

It's on display in the church from today. If you fancy a slice, get along to a talk by Sir Terry Farrell at St Bride's on Thursday.

Last Updated 25 June 2012