The world’s first

Oh wow! We’ve seen some mouth-watering bikes in our time, but never one quite as tasty looking as this beauty – an amazing life size replica of a classic AJS 1927 made entirely of cake and chocolate.

Baked to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Carole Nash, the cake was an exact copy of the very first motorcycle we ever insured back in 1985, belonging to Ivan Rhodes. We’re pleased to say that Ivan and his bikes are still with us as a policyholder, which is more than can be said for the cake!

It was wheeled out at our birthday party held at Manchester’s Imperial War Museum. And to put the icing on it all the event was attended by the lady herself who started it all, our now retired founder Carole Nash OBE.

Mmmmm... a momentous occasion

As Carole herself put it:

This was a momentous occasion for the company and it was fantastic to see the first bike we ever insured memorialised in cake form. What better way to celebrate our 30th birthday than with a slice of cake.

David Newman, chief executive of Carole Nash, added:

We’re extremely proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary as a business this year. This historic achievement, as well as our continued growth and success, is testament to the talent and dedication of our colleagues, many of whom have been with us since the very early days of the business.

He went on to thank our legions of loyal customers, some of whom have been with us since day one, like Ivan. And, of course, expressed how warmly he welcomed the latest bikers to catch on to the Carole Nash way of looking after bikers and their bikes.

Fancy assembling one yourself?

So are you a bike building enthusiast, or a just a fan of ‘Bake Off’? Either way, to make your own ‘motorbake’ here are the parts you’ll need – according to food artist Prudence Staite who created the fabulous cake:

  • 7kg of caster sugar
  • 7kg of butter
  • 124 eggs
  • 7kg of self-raising flour
  • 31tsps of baking powder
  • 2kg liquid glucose
  • 60kg of dark, milk and white chocolate
  • Plus edible silver food colour

How exactly you put all these together is up to you!

So what happened to the cake? Last seen it was being enjoyed by around 300 of the Carole Nash colleagues…

Crumbs! You’ve never seen a motorcycle move so fast!