A huge cake in the shape of a seahorse, with detailed and intricate icing sculptures and patterns, wowed visitors at ‘Cake International’ at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend.
The cake, which stood six feet high, was created by Cornish luxury cake makers, Peboryon, who are based in Penzance. The cake was cut up and sold off to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on the last day of the show.
Phil Jensen from Peboryon says the company is delighted to be supporting MCS in this way: “Seahorses are extraordinary creatures, beautiful, unusual and gorgeous to sculpt. But they’re endangered so it’s great to be working with MCS to support their work with this species and wider projects to help protect our oceans.”
MCS runs its own ‘Adopt-a-Seahorse’ scheme in conjunction with the Seahorse Trust. Head of Communications, Richard Harrington, says the timing of a cake with a marine theme couldn’t have come at a better time: “Right now the wonders of the ocean, as well as the threats it faces, is suddenly on the mainstream agenda thanks to BBC1’s Blue Planet II and Sky’s Ocean Rescue. This fabulous cake will bring one of the most fascinating creatures to a whole new audience at ‘Cake International’.
A replica of the cake will be put on show at Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre this week.
You can find out more about the work of the Marine Conservation Society at www.mcsuk.org.