Displaying Madame Bovary's Wedding Cake

Cake 'launch' on 15th November, 12-1 pm - Cake Shop, Oxford's Covered Market

detail cake


The ‘Making Madame Bovary’s Wedding Cake’ project marks the 200th anniversary of Gustave Flaubert’s birth in 2021. The Oxford Cake Shop is making the lavish, ‘impossible’, tiered cake from Emma Bovary’s wedding, from its medieval castle to its chocolate cherub.


There will be a cake ‘launch’ 15th November 2021, 12-1.00, in front of the Cake Shop in Oxford’s Covered Market. For all those with an interest in Flaubert or literary cakes.


Making Madame Bovary’s Wedding Cake is a project by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) bringing together the Oxford Cake Shop and Prof. Jennifer Yee’s research on how Flaubert introduces kitsch into the novel. For more details see: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/makingmadame-bovarys-wedding-cake 


This event is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme