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Subject: Cake


From: Karl Gillies <karl.gillies<-a>
Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
My museum has recently acquired an artwork in the form of an
elaborately iced cake. The core is a cooked fruitcake, but the sides
are entirely covered with a thick layer of sugary icing which has
set hard. The shape is of a miniature band rotunda and there are
four "trees" also made of icing (with food colouring). There is a
little fence (icing) around the rotunda, and this is particularly

Any suggestions regarding conservation treatment which might inhibit
decay and extend longevity would be most welcome.

Karl Gillies
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
PO Box 1012 Invercargill
New Zealand
+64 3 2189753
Fax: +64 3 2183872

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:49
                 Distributed: Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Received on Monday, 11 April, 2005

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