Sweet soccer: Cake artists score big

2010-06-14 00:00

CONTRARY to many people’s disappointment at the lack of financial benefits from the Football World Cup, soccer fever is keeping two local cake artists up late and working into the night.

Cleo Ehlers of the Hilton-based Cakes by Cleo, said: “Businesses and individuals seem to have woken up to the World Cup at the last minute and we are experiencing a sudden rush of soccer-rela­ted orders.”

Ehlers and her partner, Jacqui Still, are busy with soccer-ball shaped cakes, plus other cakes, cupcakes and biscuits decora­ted in a soccer theme.

“These are orders for private parties and organisations wanting to celebrate the event with soccer parties and soccer food. We try to give our work a South African flavour by using the colours of the South African flag and adding details like vuvuzelas and soccer balls.”

Ehlers and Still are reportedly some of the very few cake artists in the area able to create icing sculptures and produce three-dimensional and “character” cakes that require a lot of detailed, painstaking work. Because of this, they are receiving an increasing number of orders from Durban and further afield.

Contact: www.cakesbycleo.co.za

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