The star attraction at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town was The World’s Biggest Elephant Cake. This incredible piece of baking was created by master cake maker Dot Klerck as part of a project to raise funds for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and its efforts to save the African Elephant.
As you can imagine, the elephant didn’t walk into the exhibition centre – it had to be carried in. And what better way to do it than using one of our mobile cranes?
In these photos you can see how our Manitou MT 1740 with fork attachment carefully lifted the sculpture off the truck and then carried it into the centre. All movements had to be totally smooth and controlled to make sure the delicate cake and icing didn’t fall apart and ruin the whole project. This goes to show how these cranes aren’t limited to just lifting heavy things – they can also do very fine work where the smallest wrong movement can cause big problems. (Thanks to Derek Green Photography for some of the images.)