A feast of icing for elves in Rogate

C140988-28 Mid Rogcakes  phot kate''Debbie Harwood with her Pixie banquet.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140988-28 SUS-140311-183428001
C140988-28 Mid Rogcakes phot kate''Debbie Harwood with her Pixie banquet.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140988-28 SUS-140311-183428001
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IT IS a feast to behold, from the beefburgers and the platter of cheeses to the sausage rolls, chicken drumsticks, mini quiches, sandwiches and hot dogs.

And incredibly, it’s all made of sugar icing.

It is the work of Debbie Harwood, of Rogate, and she has spent the past seven weeks, including nine all-night sessions, preparing the cakes for a very special exhibit at this year’s Cake International exhibition, the biggest date on the cake world’s calendar, to be held in the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham this weekend November 7-9.

Debbie is a regular exhibitor in Cake International competitions and more often than not comes home with gold awards.

This year 12 gold award winners have been asked to come up with something as a special display.

They have called themselves ‘Shugarush’ and they are producing Santa’s grotto complete with Santa, his reindeer, the elves’ workshop, a fireplace, host of elves and a rocking chair.

“It has all been organised by a gold award winner from Cambridge. All we know is the whole exhibit is ten feet long,” said Debbie.

“I am doing the elves’ buffet, but don’t know what it’s all going to look like when it is all put together because we are all over the country and working together through Facebook.”

Debbie is travelling to Birmingham today with her 40 cakes to add to the final display.