Edible Archaeology

Is edible archaeology the new Rock & Roll? Probably not, but it is delicious. We have been inundated in recent months by readers wanting to show off their cookery skills, and here is a selection of the best. If you would like us to feature your cake (or any other edible archaeology!), please send them to [email protected]

Edible Archaeology: Tigh Caol

Edible Archaeology: Tigh Caol

This cake represents the remains of an 19th century drovers’ inn at Tigh Caol, Argyll ...
Edible Archaeology: William Hill Pipe Organ

Edible Archaeology: William Hill Pipe Organ

This cake, commissioned by some friends for my 65th birthday last year, is an edible ...
Edible Archaeology: South Cadbury Hillfort

Edible Archaeology: South Cadbury Hillfort

This cake was made by Brian Cann of the South Somerset Archaeological Research Group (Ssarg), ...
Edible Archaeology: Hampton Court Palace

Edible Archaeology: Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court’s Tudor palace celebrated its 500th birthday in February, and to mark the occasion, ...
Edible Archaeology: Caen Castle dig

Edible Archaeology: Caen Castle dig

We have been excavating at Caen Castle in Normandy for the past four years. As ...
Edible Archaeology: Viking longship

Edible Archaeology: Viking longship

One of our PhD students at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Niamh Kelly, ...
Edible Archaeology: Prehistoric pottery

Edible Archaeology: Prehistoric pottery

Our curator, Dr Ros Cleal, recently celebrated a remarkable 20 years at National Trust Avebury's ...
Edible Archaeology: The Twelve Apostles

Edible Archaeology: The Twelve Apostles

In  CA 294,  I read a letter from an archaeological illustrator called Sarah Bailie, who ...
Edible Archaeology: Carausius coin

Edible Archaeology: Carausius coin

I thought you might be interested to see the latest Edible Archaeology contribution from Birmingham ...
Edible Archaeology: Priory Church

Edible Archaeology: Priory Church

I enjoy seeing the cakes that you feature in CA, and wondered if you'd like ...
Edible Archaeology: Sedgeford Hoard

Edible Archaeology: Sedgeford Hoard

This chocolate cake is a copy of the Sedgeford Hoard, a group of 32 ‘Gallo-Belgic ...
Edible Archaeology: The Staffordshire Hoard

Edible Archaeology: The Staffordshire Hoard

I thought you might be inter-ested to see this edible replica of K377, a pyramid ...
Edible Archaeology: Rhynie Woman

Edible Archaeology: Rhynie Woman

In the summer of 2013, the artist collaborative  ‘Rhynie Woman' received a grant  from the ...
Edible Archaeology: Sheffield Castle

Edible Archaeology: Sheffield Castle

With hopes of excavating the remains of Sheffield Castle high, due to the forthcoming demolition ...
Edible Archaeology: Llanmelin hillfort

Edible Archaeology: Llanmelin hillfort

This is our wedding cake, which depicts Llanmelin hillfort in Wales (CA 277). I am ...