Giant Tim Tam Sydney Harbour Bridge

  14 April 2014


So the good people at Arnott’s sent me 2 cases of Tim Tams to celebrate their 50th birthday and while most normal people would just rip into them and scoff the lot, the boy and I wanted to build something like last time when I built a giant Tim Tam Colosseum!


Most normal couples spend their weekends doing normal things- watching a movie, going shopping or playing sport. But us? We like making things. Back in March the Sydney Harbour Bridge turned 82 and we thought it’d be fun to build it out of Tim Tams but unfortch time got away from us and we couldn’t find a weekend free but finally the time was right! So armed with the 2 cases of Tim Tams which worked out to be 48 packets/528 Tim Tams, Noods googled some pics of the Bridge and set out an outline. He didn’t draw anything or plan anything and pretty much just winged it!


Guesstimating at its finest!


Originally we were gonna attempt to glue the Tim Tams together for the road and HOPE that it could be suspended over the ‘water’ but that was totally not gonna happen. We ended up cutting some foam board, wrapping it in foil, painting it in chocolate and placing the Tim Tams on it instead.


So while Noods worked out the logistics and pretty much the architecture of the Bridge, I was on cement duty and melted in total 2.6kg of milk chocolate to glue everything together.


We made 4 Jenga towers for the Bridge Pylons


Pile o Tim Tams


We’d started this lil project late in the arvo and it was beginning to get hard to see because the lighting against the wall is terrible so we slopped on the last of the melted chocolate onto all the joints and edges before covering the whole table in cling wrap and letting everything dry overnight before we attempted to put everything standing upright.


The next day we ducked out to the shops to buy more chocolate and lol get a flu shot (super important guys!) and then began the nerve wrecking task of standing the Bridge. As you can see our Coathanger broke in about 5 pieces on the table. This is when we started partaking in adult beverages. The ‘road’ was also way too heavy for the foam board and we ended up having to put more Tim Tam Jenga piles underneath for support


Halfway there! It’s aliiiiiiiive!


Just when it looked like the finish line was near, we started having major issues with the final pieces of the Bridge. The damned thing just didn’t want to fit!! Second round of beverages and much swearing ensued.


Finally with a crapload of melted chocolate and a whole lotta luck, we finished the end of the Bridge and carefully slid in a Tim Tam for the panels in the archway.


FINISHED!!!!!!


From above!


Ain’t she a beauty?


Oh but something’s missing! The Aussie flags on top of course! We also chucked on 1kg of blue tinted coconut for the ‘ocean’ lol


Originally I was going to make blue buttercream icing for the ocean but it was late and we just wanted to clean up. We attempted to move the Tim Tam Jenga blocks holding up the bridge to see if it was stable enough to hold for one pic but alas the Bridge was too heavy so it’s up the power of Photoshop!


And before you question if it all went to waste, worry not! All the Tim Tams safely packed and ready to be eaten πŸ˜€

What do you think we should build next?

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40 thoughts on “Giant Tim Tam Sydney Harbour Bridge”
  1. Padaek says:

    So awesome!! You two are unbelievable. πŸ™‚ Perhaps the ANZAC Bridge next?

  2. Tina huynh says:

    Oh this is super awesome! It’s so epic you guys did a fantastic job! So many Tim tams hahaha

  3. This is seriously impressive Suze! Can’t believe you guys even manage to construct it, can only imagine how hard it would have been.

  4. Ramen Raff says:

    Totes boss x100 dude!!! Freakin’ nailed it!

  5. Wow!!! Congrats on what looks like a massive task. Love it!! The Eiffel Tower or the Anzac Bridge?

  6. milkteaxx says:

    you seriously outdo yourself every single time! perhaps a salted caramel version next?

  7. Emma says:

    Wow, that’s so cool.

    How about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran?? That would be a challenge… And lots of Tim tams…

    Em

  8. Swah says:

    You guys are amazing! And I would much rather spend my weekends building aTim Tam bridge instead of playing sport ;D

  9. lol you guys are crazy! Props for the attention to detail with the Aussie flags on top too.

  10. Steph says:

    OMG wtf dude so amazingly epic!!! So many Tim tams. I was thinking that it totally needed the toothpick flags on it when I saw your progress pics, so glad you did that! Just so so awesome!

  11. LOL, best monday post! You should have put lego men climbing the bridge!!! LOL

  12. B_rut says:

    Amazing job guys! The bridge looks so good and the blue coconut finished it perfectly! I would not have the patience.

  13. Looks epic! You guys did THIS with no planning?! Seriously insane.

    I think your next project should be the Luna Park ferris wheel πŸ˜‰

  14. DAMN GIRL! you are totes amazeballs! Eiffel Tower next?

  15. Alice says:

    Amazeball’s! That takes some true love and dedication. It’s like one of these challenges at the end of the Amazing Race!

    Tower of Piza please!!!

  16. If you could build the Colosseum, my life will be complete. And I’ll come by to kiss it lol. You guys are amazing xx

  17. @alwayseating says:

    WOW! I don’t even have the patience opening all those packets! At least the Clean up is easier than the bathtub project πŸ™‚

  18. I bow to you for mastering this Tim Tam Harbour Bridge madness. YOU’RE TOTES AMAZING SUZE! πŸ˜€

  19. ERMAGHERRD.

    Susan, you’ve outdone yourself. Seriously, give yourself a clap on the back*

    *clap on the back referring to 50 tim tams.

  20. Hotly Spiced says:

    You are not only patriotic but talented. This is a work of art that should be on display at a prominent exhibition. What a terrific idea and I can imagine the stress of the artistic journey definitely gave lend to a few spiced beverages xx

  21. This is so awesome!! I just want to eat TIm Tams after looking at that.

  22. Stellar effort Suze! Respect! πŸ™‚

  23. haha I love this! awesome way for bonding time lol

  24. Omg…that Tim tam harbour bridge is full of sweet awesomeness! Brilliant job guys!

  25. another EPIC build Suze! I always love seeing what you create and how you create it! Great work.

  26. Seriously awesome! Perhaps the Palace of Versaille next?

  27. Holy moly Suze, your building skills are way too good!

  28. Hannah says:

    Dear sweet holy jesus yes.

  29. WOW! Very impressive! It’s been a while since you last made one of these ‘giant food things’, I always love these posts. I have no idea if it can be done, but a Opera House to go with the Bridge, perhaps? πŸ™‚

  30. Forget Lego, this is much more fun!!!

  31. Hotly Spiced says:

    This is such a great work of art and a fabulous idea. I do hope the people at Arnotts have seen this as I think they should use this promotionally. Well done – what a great effort xx

  32. oh WOW! How clever are you two?! You’ve missed your calling – engineer all the way πŸ˜‰

  33. Cassie says:

    OMG I was watching you put up the progress on instagram and couldn’t wait to see the final product!!

    You two are AMAZING!! Good work on it!! XD

    I’m not sure what your next challenge is, but i am totally excited for when it happens!!

  34. Chloe says:

    Oh LOL that’s absolutely HILARIOUS! (and totally amazing that you pulled it off!!)

    Maybe a tower next? Like the leaning tower of Pisa or Big Ben πŸ˜›

  35. Emma says:

    You are unbelievable!! Also just saw your colosseum πŸ™‚ This is fantastic- well done!

  36. van says:

    All I gotta saw is that y’all are freaking awesome! Don’t know what y’all should build next but whatever it is you will hit it out of the ballpark.

  37. Amazing feat! Mind is blown!

  38. Emily Tan says:

    Woah, so original and creative!

  39. Jacq says:

    haha this is so cool! I’m impressed you guys got it to stand up without collapsing on itself!

  40. I think you can definitely be an architect Suze! πŸ™‚

    Well done!

    xx
    SF

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