Fenland cake decorators win international awards at Birmingham exhibition

FIVE cake makers tasted success in a national decorating competition after a year of hard work.

Alison Newman, who teaches Sugarcraft at the College of West Anglia, won a bronze award for her Wedding Bouquet, was one of the women to receive an award at the International Exhibition ‘Salon Culinaire’.

Her Isle Campus, Wisbech, learners took their creations to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre for the event from January 24-6 that attracted entrants from all over the world.

Valerie Goult, from Gorefield, and Sara Petchell, from Long Sutton, were awarded merits for their Celebration cake, whilst another West Anglian student Cheryl Ridley, from Long Sutton, took the bronze for her cake.

Ms Goult was also handed a merit for her Floral exhibit and Joan Petchell, from Wisbech, topped off the awards for the Fenland group with her Wedding cake which achieved the bronze award.

Ms Newman, from Gorefield, said: “It’s great that the learners can get international recognition for all their hard work.”