A STUDENT cake decorator has once again won a silver award for her skills, and her 13-year-old daughter looks set to follow in her footsteps after she won a gold award.
Michelle Waddington and her daughter Jessica landed themselves the prestigious awards for their cake designs at the sugarcrafting and cake decorating show Cake International held at EventCity in Manchester.
34-year-old Ms Waddington, of Edes Farm Drive in Rocester, said: “I made a basket of flowers, I designed a basket weave and iced flowers on the top.
“Jessica did a Little Miss Sunshine cake.
“I’ve spent the last four weeks or so designing and making mine, and Jessica had the flu so she has been off school ill, so had been watching me make mine.
“It cheered her up no end and she got herself gold place in her age category which was for 13 to 16 year olds so she beat me.
“Jessica was absolutely over the moon to have won.
“It was a fantastic weekend, Jessica has always said she wanted to have a go at what I do and it looks like she will be following in my footsteps now.
“The Little Miss Sunshine cake has a personal sentiment to our family as the song You Are My Sunshine is our song in memory of a little boy Ben who passed away.
“During the weekend we even got chance to watch a demonstration by leading cake designer Mich Turner, Jessica put her hand up to ask a question and then ended up winning a huge chocolate gateau for taking part, it was just brilliant.”
Miss Waddington started out in the world of cake decorating through making cakes for her two children.
When her talent was recognised by friends, she decided to enrol for a course at Burton College and then enjoyed it so much, she found a course in Tamworth to carry on learning.
Further information on Cake International is available online at: www.cakeinternational.co.uk