Aw, we like sweet stories, and this is a great one: the owner of this Hobart N50 mixer, Matt, wanted to turn it into an awesome gift for his girlfriend. She loves to bake and the couple love San Francisco, so those facts spun into this: a mixer that looks like a San Francisco-style cable car, complete with a gold roof and a working bell! More photos and more about the project below:
Hobart's designers (under the guise of Mixed Up Jake
, their fictional character) did the custom design. Here were Matt's guidelines/instructions:
- San Francisco is the couple's dream city.
- They adore sourdough bread.
- Matt's girlfriend studies neuroscience and has brought a few rats home as pets.
- The couple's favorite movie Ratatouille brings it all together - "rats, cooking, and French 1920's style."
So the mixer was painted a classic deep-red base just like the Golden Gate, with detailed line work on the side like you'd find on classic cable cars. If you look closely you'll also see a few rats hiding along the sides!
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(Images: Mixed Up Jake)