Sweet Success!Thursday 14th November 2013, 12:25pm
We're thrilled with the fabulous success of Cake International - The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show, running over last weekend 8-10 November! As the largest show of its kind in the world, having celebrated its 20th birthday at the NEC where Mary Berry and Mich Turner appeared as celebrity guests, our flagship show saw 25,000 visitors attend the three-day event proving how much you love all things cake!
The show received over 1,000 competition entries, a 65% increase on last year, making this the largest showcase of its kind in the world. Popular creations included an almost life-sized Johnny Depp cake dressed as Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean, which was the work of Lara Clarke, an amateur baker from Brownhills, West Midlands. The highly coveted ‘Best in Show’ award went to Rose Macefield for her fishing themed cake, which featured a fishing basket, rod, net and trout.
Rose said: “I have been entering Cake International competitions since 2009 and have won gold and silver awards before but I never dreamt I would win the Best in Show, especially with such a high calibre of entries this year. I wanted to make a cake based on a popular hobby and wanted it to be life-sized. It took over 70 hours to make but I am thrilled that the hard work paid off – I am still in shock!”
Keep your eyes peeled, as we will be uploading photos from the show very soon, plus details on Manchester and London competitions.