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Extra Terrestrial cakes are out of this world - with pictures

By Alex Ross | Birmingham | Birmingham entertainment | Published:

From ET to Batman and Harry Potter - cakes of all shapes and sizes, made in the Black Country, are heading to a major competition this weekend.

Cake International takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, starting on Friday and finishing on Monday.

The show features demonstrations, workshops, dozens of stalls and competitions.

And among the cakes to be put forward for the contest categories are pieces of art made in the Black Country.

From left, Amelia Mason, and cake artists Laura Farmer,Sarah Philips and Rachel Wellsbunny

Amelia Mason, owner of Suga Budz in Tettenhall, is entering a batman-themed cake in the celebration cake category.

Built with four tiers, it features six 'bad guys' around the bottom, the skyline of Gotham City and a figure of Batman on the top.

It took Ms Mason around 60 hours to make.

Ms Mason, who won gold in the wedding cake category at the same competition two years ago, said: "It is a chance to show off your imagination and do something out of the ordinary which doesn't form part of the day job.

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"It is then a great thing to put in the shop window to showcase what we can do.

"I'm looking forward to it."

Ms Mason is taking the cake along with three others made by her assistants, Laura Farmer, Sarah Phillips and Rachel Wellsbunny.

They are a Red Riding Hood cake, a bees and honey-themed wedding cake and a toadstool house.

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Out of this world - it's ET

Also taking cakes to the event is Rose Macefield, who runs cake decorating shop Rose Marie's Cakes and Sugarcraft in Coseley.

This year she will be judging the carved novelty cake category. She will also be holding an author's stand for her book Sensational Sculpted Cakes.

But that has not stopped her bringing her latest creations - Dobby the House Elf and Fawkes the Phoenix from Harry Potter, Niffler from Fantastic Beasts and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Since decorating her first cake in 2007, Rose has gone onto win Overall Best in Show at Cake International in 2013 and at Cake Masters in 2014.

After winning ‘Best in Show’ at the 2013 competition.

Mrs Macefield, aged 43, said: "I'm bringing along cakes to show students what they can achieve. I meet a lot of beginners who think they cannot do that, but they can."

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
Investigations Editor - @alexross_star

Investigations Editor at the Express & Star. Everyone has a story - tell me yours.

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