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Cake business in Buckingham goes from strength to strength

Elizabeth Westcott, left and Carolyn Herring of Lilibet Bakes, Buckingham.
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Elizabeth Westcott, left and Carolyn Herring of Lilibet Bakes, Buckingham. 140129M-D261

A baker who likes to bring a modern touch to her cakes is going from strength to strength.

Elizabeth Westcott, of Bourtonville, in Buckingham, created Lilibet Bakes in 2011 and has been building her business ever since.

She has just taken on a new head baker, Carolyn Herring, this month, and is looking to increase her profile in the coming months.

Miss Westcott said: “I am going at it this year, doing some wedding fairs. It started as a hobby, but I wanted to take it a step further.

“I really like experimenting and trying new things. I like modern cakes rather than vintage ones – I like clean and simple.”

She added she didn’t start baking until she was 25 years old, but had always been artistic with an interest in drawing and photography.

Miss Westcott is currently experimenting with art deco designs as well as edible sequins and enjoys making wedding and celebration cakes.

She said when designing a wedding cake, the client either has a good idea of what they want or Miss Westcott comes up with a number of ideas for the client to choose from.

Miss Westcott attended a wedding fair at Notley Tythe Barn at Long Crendon, near Aylesbury, last Saturday and will be at wedding fairs at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre on February 9 and in Horwood House on February 16, where she will be bringing along some of her new designs.

Head baker Mrs Herring has been in the food industry for several years, gaining a degree from the Birmingham College of Food.

To find out more about Lilibet Bakes, visit www.facebook.com/LilibetBakes or e-mail info@lilibetbakes.co.uk

 

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