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Sarah Carr takes top spot with her stunning creation
IF THEY gave out Olympic medals for making cakes, then confectioner Sarah Carr would surely be a gold medal winner.
The latest very patriotic masterpiece created by Sarah was chosen as the winning design in a prestigious cake decorating competition. Mrs Carr, who works at Bramley Village Bakery, in Bramley, entered the cake into National Association of Master Bakers competition, and spent 20 hours carefully sculpting the icing.
The 47-year-old, from Popley, Basingstoke, then had to transport the 30ins wide creation to Kempton Park Race Course, in Sudbury, where it was judged. Having been given the theme of ‘Best of British’, the mother-of-three decided to go all out and incorporate the Jubilee, Olympics and all things British into her creation.
Her impressive design included an Olympic gold medal for the base, the map of Great Britain, a Union Flag, a Mini Cooper with a Union Flag design on top, and a teapot with a crown on it. Mrs Carr said: “I spent two-and-a-half days doing it. When it came to transporting it, there was quite a distance from the car park to the venue so we had to ask for special permission to take the car round. We were glad they had double doors because we couldn’t get it through a single door.”
After being crowned winner of the competition, Mrs Carr decided to auction the cake to raise money for charity. She said: “I’m really pleased to have won. It reaffirms that what I’m doing is good.”