20-year-old Rebecca Payne, from Bath, has walked away with a silver award at the Cake International event, which took place earlier this month.
Rebecca who has been working with Bath Cake Company for over a year, was the first apprentice that Celia Adams, founder of Bath Cake Company, entered into the prestigious competition to showcase her newly learnt skills.
Rebecca was awarded silver in the student category for her jewellery box cake which shows off the skills she’s learnt as an apprentice and Bath Cake Company’s Decorating School
The jewellery box cake, which was influenced by a treasured possession she was given as a child, was decorated with delicate handmade sugar flowers in bright and vibrant colours.
In addition to this, Rebecca added some piped decorations with royal icing which gave her the opportunity to be creative her new skills.
Rebecca said: “Working with Celia’s guidance and training is incredible, it’s a really big step towards achieving my career goals.
“Celia’s own work is so inspirational and she has really helped to develop my skills as a sugar craft artist.
“When she suggested Cake International I was nervous but she gave me the assurance and skill to go for it. I can’t believe I won the silver award, it has spurred a real confidence in my ability!”
Having worked in the sugar craft industry for many years, Celia is passionate about inspiring a love of the art in others and passing on her knowledge.
She said: “It’s incredible to see how much Rebecca’s skills have developed over the months – She’s come so far! Sometimes the learning process can be tough but Rebecca never gives up.
“She’s a pleasure to teach and I’m proud to say my apprentice won silver at Cake International! I’m really looking forward to helping her to continue to develop new skills.”
Along with its bespoke celebration cake service, Bath Cake Company also runs a Decorating School which hosts a variety of classes, available in a range of levels, from beginners to professional PME courses.