100 Years of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

As a part of the University of Michigan’s Aero100 celebration, we recreated this historic, record-breaking Lesher Teal aircraft in cake.  After a very long week of planning, I have to say that constructing the cake was an engineering feat in itself, though maybe not rocket science.

You’ll notice that the plane is resting atop the sine wave field.  For anyone who hasn’t experienced this outdoor sculpture on North Campus, we highly recommend a visit.  Whether you’re in the mood to sit on a lump, or frolic like a child among the waves, you’ll find that the sculpture’s allure is derived from how you interact with it.  Heather counts sculpting the field among her favorite projects ever.

Climbing from the plane is a sugar figurine of the late Edgar J. Lesher, creator of the Lesher Teal and long-time U of M aeronautical engineering faculty member.

Thanks to Abby Rose Photo for these lovely studio shots.

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