Challenge Number 2… Cake International Manchester Competition and Mary Berry!

After the competition in November I was determined to enter again in March’s Manchester Cake International show.

Again I wished to challenge myself to create something I’d never done before.

After studying Art and makeup and prosthetics I knew I had a love for drawing/creating people. Especially older people.. I love the details of skin and in my drawings I’ve always tried to capture the persons’ personality and emotion whilst making my drawings as realistic as possible. And whilst on my makeup course I had the chance to get a feel of what it’s like to create people/skin in a 3D form using silicone – making my Art even more realistic.

Biro Drawing This is an A4 Biro Drawing I did three years ago whilst I was doing my A Levels in 2011

draw5 This is an A3 Biro Drawing I did the same year.

pros pros2 Prosthetic work – bit more gory than cake decorating!


So for the Manchester Competition I decided that I wanted to make a life size bust of Mary Berry. She would be attending the show and so I thought it would be a great opportunity.


Like my Monsters University cake I entered her into the Sculpted Novelty Cake category which states that the entire cake must be edible and no internal supports are to be used. She was made entirely from Sponge cake and modelling chocolate. Her pearls where strung together using Royal Icing. The flags and board where made from Sugarpaste.

I was awarded a Silver medal for my cake!

I will be posting the stages of how I made her from start to finish soon.



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