This four tier cake from 'Cake Creations by Jill Fisher'' showcases what can be achieved with wafer paper flowers - a relatively new cake trend that is becoming increasingly popular. The flower centres were delicately coloured, and the rest of the cake was understated with edible lace and ribbon to compliment the flowers.
Helen Mansey at Bellissamo Cakes has created a technique for creating sharp edges on sugarpaste covered cakes, and we were keen to get to her demonstration class later in the day - keep reading for more on this!
Right onward, there is so much more to see...
First here is the winner of the 'Two-tier Painted Wedding Cake' class - using a combination of air-brushing and hand-painting, this cake was created by Lou Wilson. The colours are so vibrant and the attention to detail incredible. Well done Lou!
All the entries were stunning, and I don't envy the judges picking a winner, but they did and it was Yelena Wilkinson with these beautiful red roses.
The picture doesn't show the detail very well, but I can't imagine how many hours a cake like this takes to create!
As I mentioned earlier, we were also fortunate to see Helen Mansey demonstrate her 'sharp-edged cakes' technique. This was advertised as 'start-to-finish' and it really was, in 45 minutes she showed us how to cover a cake with ganache - with the help of some 'here's some I made earlier' cakes as normally a ganached cake needs to set overnight - then finish it with sugarpaste using her flexible smoothers. I'm sure the Exhibition shop sold out of these shortly afterwards!