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Fairytale cake imp-resses judges

Catherine Thompson 15th Nov, 2018 Updated: 15th Nov, 2018

A GOBLIN cake suitably imp-ressed judges at this year’s Cake International competition.

Caroline Berwick, who runs Daisyblue Bakehouse in Stratford, entered her fairytale creation named Hamish, at the show at the NEC in Birmingham where it won a gold medal.

The cake took three weeks to make using rice crispies, granache and 10kg of modelling chocolate.

Caroline said: “I really went to town with this one, he just kind of evolved as I made him.

“The competition gives me a chance to make something I would never get asked to make. It’s chance to show creativity and what I’m capable of.”

She added the cake would have cost around £1,600 for a paying customer and was her biggest challenge yet.

Caroline who is also a keen painter, is quite used to wacky cake orders including barrister’s wigs, iguanas, flamingos and 3D aeroplanes.

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