February 6, 2007

The Ark of the Covenant

For my aunt Veronica's 50th birthday celebration, my aunt Maggie (Veronica's sister) was entrusted with providing the cake. And since Veronica loves everything in Ancient Jewish History, Maggie commisioned me to make her a replica of The Ark of the Covenant. This is my take on the Ark.


The actual Ark is a perfect square and pure gold all around. According to Biblical scripture, the ten commandments and Moses' staff were stored inside the Ark, along with other sacred Israelite objects. Complete with carrying poles, the Ark was untouchable by human hands and whoever would touch it would die.

With Moist Banana Cake and Vanilla Bean Custard filling, the only result of eating this cake would be a sugar induced state of euphoria.