Jimi Hendrix, Boris and an iPad – all made from icing! 33 pix of the amazing creations of York cake artist Fiona

4 Mar 2017 @ 6.19 pm
| Business, Food & drink

There are few things Fiona Brook cannot create out of sugarpaste.

From politicians to iPads, rock stars to accountants, she can render them in a form that’s both beautiful – and delicious.

This week Fiona’s business, Cakes By No More Tiers, celebrates its fifth birthday. And to celebrate that, and the coming of spring, she has fashioned this amazing Woodland Seasons sweet creation.

A cake for all seasons…

It was originally created as part of a Fairytale Forest-themed display at the prestigious Cake International exhibition at Birmingham NEC.

Fiona has recreated in sugar various floral highlights of the botanical year. From snowdrops, primroses and bluebells in the spring; moving through foxgloves and dog roses for summer; various autumnal fruits and seeds; to traditional holly and ivy for winter.

A close up of the primroses on the Woodland Seasons cake
Fiona Brook

All of the “plants” and their accompanying woodland fairies were painstakingly made by hand in sugarpaste and modelling chocolate by Fiona over a period of several days in her Holgate kitchen.

Fiona says “I get to make a lot of stylised sugar flowers like roses and peonies in my day to day work as a wedding cake designer; however I love to recreate the more unusual flowers and plants.

“It makes you observe more closely the natural beauty that we too often overlook in our hectic daily lives.”

Below is a selection of some of Fiona’s previous amazing cake creations.

Fiona will be exhibiting the Woodland Seasons cake at York Hotel du Vin’s wedding fair on Sunday (March 5). No More Tiers can also be found at Middletons Hotel’s wedding showcase, also on the afternoon of Sunday

Cake gallery

The perfect cake for the gadget lover
A close up of the iPad cake
This 27-inch tall chapel was inspired by the church in the opening scene of the Rocky Horror Picture Show film. The characters at the front are based on the ‘American Gothic’ painting by Grant Wood
Fiona’s steampunk divorce cake was featured in The Guardian
Children’s favourites from Room On The Broom
This ghetto blaster features Carter USM (top left), Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets (top right), Morrissey (bottom left) and the Stone Roses (bottom right)
Straight out of 101 Dalmations
This pair of white DM boots topped another celebration cake
Fiona’s silhouette wedding cake
Take a bite of these Beatles biscuits
The attention to detail on this cake is amazing
Even the bike brand is added
Who’s that drummer?
A slice of Beatrix Potter
The top of a keen hiker’s cake
You can even read the writing on the map
It’s Boris!
Anyone for tennis
This accountant’s cake comes with spreadsheet and calculator
A close-up of the calculator
Jess and Chloe obviously love their make up
A Minions marriage
One for the lawyer in your life
A beautiful Easter wedding cake
A Disney cake
There’s even a Mary Berry cook book on this Aga

Perfect for your favourite Mod
Another family favourite… Eeyore