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Beyond The Icing was established in 2016 by me, Catherine, a passionate home baker & 1950's rockabilly girl.  I have been baking since I was tall enough to stand on a stool to reach the mixer. 

I have been creating cakes for family & friends for too many years to count, all with amazing feedback so in 2015 I decided to ditch a well paid, full time job in finance and start Beyond The Icing.  

During the Covid-19 lockdowns, I spent many hours perfecting my flower making & modelling techniques. 

I love meeting new clients and working with them to create their perfect cake.  I never under-estimate the joy that a beautiful cake can bring & being part of that journey is amazing.

When I'm not designing or creating beautiful cakes, I like to dance 1950's rock & roll & rockabilly, ballroom & latin.

Painted fox cake

In 2022, having been a member of Cakeflix since 2017 I joined the 2022 Cake International Display team.  We all created cakes with a Christmas theme for display at the NEC in November.  My fairy stands at 20 inches (51 cm) tall and driving her across country to Birmingham was interesting! 

In 2023, having not had enough stress in 2022, I again created a piece for display at Cake International.  This year, the theme was 'Teddy Bears Getting Hitched'.  I decided to create the whole church wedding. The church stands at 26 inches (66 cm) tall but the tallest teddy bear is 2.5 inches (6 cm) tall.  

Church wedding cake
Fairy cake
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