When It Happens Panel Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting 'OXFORD NEWS' to 80360 or email
Group shows off sweet little hobby
6:00pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
LORRAINE Wicks, far left, has built frosted forts, a sugary Spanish galleon and several spaceships. But it all started with a hedgehog.
Mother-of-two Mrs Wicks is a master in the art of sugarcraft – sculpting with sugar.
She always wanted to learn cake decorating, so she took a three-year course and now teaches with the British Sugarcraft Guild’s Isis branch in Oxford.
Mrs Wicks, from Kidlington, said: “My first ever cake was a hedgehog for my son’s first birthday.
“One of my sons was into rugby and one was into the Pet Shop Boys, so I made cakes on both those themes.”
On Saturday, Margaret Latham, also pictured, showed the Isis branch of the guild how to make the perfect sugar poppy, at the Regal Community Centre in Ridgefield Road, East Oxford. Mrs Latham, a retired nursing sister from Carterton, said: “Everything has to be edible, except the wires which keep the shape of the petals.”
The Isis branch is holding an open day at Cowley Temple shopping arcade on Saturday, November 17.
- For further information call 01865 250450.