Polar Bear Cake Designed by Michael Lewis-Anderson

It’s a dream for many of us to visit this land of beauty. A vision in our thoughts of the pure white snow. A barren wilderness, snow capped mountains, a turquoise sea with a transparency of crystal. Icebergs drifting and sheets of ice floating like islands in this beautiful hostile continent. We are in the Arctic! Known has the Arctic Circle. This harsh environment is the home of the polar bear.

Polar bears are the largest land carnivores currently in existence. An adult male weighs around 350–700 kg. The female being half the weight of the male. They are from the same descent of the brown bear. Many of its body characteristics have adapted to the cold temperatures, allowing it to live and move across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the floating sea ice. They hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.

Due to climate change, the ice is melting. Therefore, their habitat and food source are suffering. The bears are decreasing in numbers and through starvation, they are searching other means to survive venturing into towns and foraging for food.

We are all now becoming aware of the impact we make to the environment. Is it already to late to do something to change? Many of the species on the planet are already extinct and can only be seen in museums collecting dust.

Living Tomorrow has a Vision for the Future.

Let’s live for tomorrow! The conference centre of ’Living Tomorrow’ is the place where I presented a cake for the art exhibition of Barbara Dietrich. A cake of awareness to climate change. It was in the form of an iceberg eroded away from below because of the rewarmed sea waters. The iceberg was supported by the finest thread of ice. Stranded on this island, was a solitary polar bear made from white chocolate. Sugar icicles were dripping into the waters below representing the tears of sadness and empathy towards this majestic animal.

There was a story of hope told in this sweet edible artistic creation.The iceberg was sculpted in a heart shape and touched deeply the guests present. It was a gâteau with meaning and hope. The purpose was to convey a message of urgency through a visual and gustative original communication medium.

This dessert was served later at a reception called
‘White Dream’ hosted by Nathalie Didden of Tiger Lily. www.tigerlily.world