A FORMER Great British Bake Off star from Brighton bakes a very special birthday cake for one of the world’s biggest orchestras.
Jurgen Krauss, who reached the semi-finals of the Channel 4 show in 2021, is baking a cake for the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for their 90th birthday.
The trombonist is a big fan of the orchestra and enjoys attending LPO concerts at the Brighton Dome, where the orchestra has a residency.
The cake will be presented during the Brighton Dome concert on Saturday 22nd October, a few days after the orchestra’s official birthday on 7th October.
Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis will perform Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica).
“I am delighted to be making this cake for the 90th anniversary of the London Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Jürgen.
“I feel a very personal connection to this orchestra; Some time after I moved to England my wife and I returned to Brighton very late at night and the LPO musicians were on the train.
“We struck up a conversation and had a great time getting to know each other. Then, while I was with Bake Off, I got in touch with LPO trombonist David Whitehouse, which led to further discussions and concert visits.
“The LPO are not only great artists but feel so accessible in person and also online through their social media that I want to wish them a happy birthday.”
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Running through the two-tiered cake are five lines of dark ganache that mimic a stave; the lines on which notes are written. The raspberry flavor pays homage to the orchestra’s distinctive pink logo and the exterior is decorated with various instruments.
Jurgen showed his love of classical music during dessert week, where for the showstopper challenge he whistled music from a 16th-century song by Henry VIII onto a collar, which he then wrapped around the outside of the cake. He even sang the tune as Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judged the cake.
Founded in 1932 by conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, the Orchestra has grown into one of the finest orchestras on the international stage, even recording soundtracks for numerous blockbuster films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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