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Awards are the icing on the cake for Michelle

This article was published in November 2008. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray mum-of-two Michelle Shulman is celebrating winning silver and bonze at the Cake International 2008 show. She entered two cakes in Novelty Cake classes and came home from the NEC, Birmingham, with silver and bronze awards for her handbag creations.

Michelle, 30, began baking professionally about three years ago after creating a birthday cake for her daughter: "A friend said 'you could do that for a living', so I decided to have a go. This was the first competition I have entered and I'm over the moon. I was bouncing off the walls with excitement."

Michelle is carrying on a family tradition and said she learned her trade from mum Diane and nan Iris. She now runs her own business, Cakes by Shelly, from home, with Diane providing back-up in the kitchen.

Diane tells us: "I get paid in cake that I take home for my husband who eats it with custard,"

Michelle said the icing on her career would be to have one of her wedding cakes featured on the pages of OK Magazine.

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