Thursday, 12 July 2012

Eddie Spence 80th Birthday

Eddie Spence MBE - Happy 80th Birthday

Eddie Spence celebrates his 80th Birthday today  - Congratulations from all the team at Cake-Links.
In case you didn't know Eddie is a Royal Icing genius, and has had a long and illustirous career in sugarcraft, making cakes for all manner of Royal Occasions.

Eddie still teaches and still judges for the British Sugarcraft Guild amongst other things.

What always amazes us, is how he can captivate an audience when teaching his skills. In a recent demo at Penningtons School of Cake Artistry you could hear a pin drop as Eddie beautifully piped a cake and made it look really easy!

Eddie Spence begain his cake decorating career as an apprentice baker for J W Mackie in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied confectionery and has taught at Napier College in Edinburgh, Kedleston College and Wilmorton College in Derby. Eddie worked with Mary Ford for a number of years, and his world renonewd skills led him to work on several Royal Wedding Cakes, including a wedding cake for Prince Charles and Princess Diana and Her Majesty the Queen's golden wedding anniversary cake.
Eddie Spence was awarded an MBE for service to Sugarcraft in 2000. 

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