I’ve just returned from a lovely day spent looking around the 25th Squires Cake Decorating, Chocolate and Sugarcraft Exhibition, Farnham, Surrey. It was wonderful to meet up with so many cake friends and such a treat for me to be a visitor rather than trader/demonstrator!!!
Unsurprisingly, there was a definite royal theme to some of the cakes and exhibits on display at the show. This large picture of Prince William and Kate Middleton takes pride of place at the end of the Great hall and is made entirely of jelly beans – incredible!
My favourite royal wedding themed cake was on display in the wedding cake showroom. I have now learnt that it was created by Jackie Burden from “Cakes and Drapes”. I loved the amusing detail.
Isn’t the Union Jack bunting detail fab!
The Royal coat of arms, below, which I believe was created by the ‘king’ of Royal icing Eddie Spence was on display in the Barley Room along with other detailed examples of Royal icing work. As always, Eddie’s demonstrations were extremely popular.
Finally what could be more patriotic than a red, white and blue themed cake? This beautifully simple, yet effective cake was on display in the wedding cake showroom. It was created by Liz Finch of “Cakes by Elizabeth Finch” and this is what she’s told me about it (taken from her comments below):
” an idea that had sat with me since July last year when so much “Cool Britannia” themed merchandise hit the shops. Cards, cushions, wrapping paper and china to name a few. I could see it being a great idea for a cake and it was also being picked up as a wedding “theme”. Then the Royal wedding was announced – so it seemed an even better reason to “give it a go”.”
I’m so glad do did Liz – It’s stunning
I have many more photos of the exhibition to share with you so please do revisit again over the next few days. If you are visiting yourselves this Saturday or Sunday, have a wonderful time – I’m sure you’ll be inspired!