International awards are the icing on Shelly’s cake

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A Leighton Buzzard company is celebrating scooping two Bronze awards at the Cake International 2014 show.

Shelly Shulman of Cakes by Shelly, in North Street, entered a Cath Kidston inspired wedding cake and a sculpted dress mannequin and came home from the NEC, Birmingham with two Bronze awards for her bespoke creations. She said: “There are so many different categories you can chose to enter and the standard of entries each year just gets higher and higher so to come away with two Bronze awards is an amazing achievement.

“The beauty of these awards is that they are based purely on our creativity, skills and ability and it is wonderful to receive these accolades for our work along with amazing feedback from our peers. It is also great to pick up new tips and ideas that I can use in the future.”

The company is keeping cake making in the family and Shelly has passed some of her expertise down her daughter Kelsie, 11, who also entered the competition. The youngster was awarded a certificate of merit for her Love Hearts themed entry in the Junior Birthday Cake category.

The cakes are now back at the shop in Leighton Buzzard and will take pride of place in the window display for the next couple of weeks.

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