The Design Alliance + Gluuteny

Team Name: Architectural Confections (The Design Alliance / Gluuteny)
Cake Name: Sydney Opera Cake
Cake Flavor(s): White cake and chocolate cake
Ingredients: organic, local, to be determined


Our submission is the Sydney Opera House – an innovative, iconic building. We want to work with the strengths of our team – icing work and model making. The Design Alliance will build forms for the various shells of the opera house that will be used by Gluuteny to create the unique shape of the roof.


About The Design Alliance Architects

The Design Alliance Architects, founded in 1977, offers architectural, interior design and facilities management services. We are committed to design excellence through best practices in design and building technologies, rich processes of exploration; exceptional client service; and sound environmental solutions that are responsive to their surroundings. Our project experience includes corporate, professional, technology, higher education, light industrial facilities, private institutions and residential homes. Our recent work includes American Eagle Outfitters, UPMC Corporate Offices, IBM, Aquinas Academy and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a project which is anticipated to be of the world’s first “Living Buildings”, meeting the Cascadia Living Building Challenge SITES and a LEED platinum rating. Information on The Design Alliance Architects is available at www.tda-architects.com

About Gluuteny

In 2005 one little girl was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and her parents were told there wasn’t much they could do. Mom didn’t settle for that answer and after painstaking research and consultations, she found that her daughter could benefit from completely changing her diet (gluten and casein free). It wasn’t easy and the gf/cf goods on the market tasted nothing like their counterparts. So Mom set to work, baking at home and perfecting breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, and everything else that kids love to eat. They were so good she had to share! Information on Gluuteny is available at https://www.gluuteny.com/