A CAKE decoration teacher recently showcased her work at the Cake International exhibition in London.

Vicky Turner who runs The Yellow Bee Cake Company, from her Forsythia Walk home in Oakridge, took part in a display inspired by the world famous Fabergé jewelled eggs.

She was one of 14 of the country’s top cake artists who were involved in the special exhibition organised by Cake Masters Magazine.

Measuring 30 cm high, the wonderful handcrafted eggs are luxury alternatives to traditional Easter eggs.

All of the incredibly detailed cakes are entirely edible, made using a range of decorating techniques and sugarcraft work.

Vicky’s striking violet and gold carousel creation features small cakes as rides.

Pleased with her amazing egg, she said: “It took about three days of solid work, but it was worth it.

“It’s very bold and cartoony – similar to my style.”

Commenting on the lead up to the four day exhibition, held at ExCeL London, Vicky said: “It was incredibly tiring because of the stress building up to it and because you are working really hard.”

“But it was excellent and exciting seeing all the other entries – it was lovely.”

While at the exhibition, Vicky entered a cupcake competition, where she picked up two Gold awards for her Carrot Home and her Italian ‘Gusto’ creations.

The later featured Gusto the waiter and his collection of spaghetti and pizza decorated cakes, which clearly impressed the judges as Vicky won second place.

“When you teach, people want to know that you are good at what you do and so winning an award is a vindication of your skills,” explained Vicky, who teaches cake decorating classes at Viables Craft Centre.

In November, Vicky plans to showcase her Fabergé Easter egg at Cake International’s exhibition that is to be held at the NEC in Birmingham.