Krispy Kreme doughnut cake wins baker Rob top award

Robert Firth from Ossett won a gold award at the Cake International Show held in Birmingham.  Ref: AB138b0416

Robert Firth from Ossett won a gold award at the Cake International Show held in Birmingham. Ref: AB138b0416

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This Krispy Kreme doughnut cake won self-taught baker Rob Firth a gold award in one of the country’s biggest shows.

The 28-year-old from Ossett entered the creation into the Cake International show in Birmingham.

And judges were so impressed with his skills that they gave him the gold honour in the ‘novel design’ category.

He said: “I first started baking around five years ago and entered the show for the first time in 2014.

“People ask why I did a Krispy Kreme cake this time...it’s just as simple as I love doughnuts.

“I wasn’t expecting a gold award.

“As a baker you see your imperfections so I was really chuffed to bits.”

It was a double celebration for Mr Firth’s family as his girlfriend’s daughter Willow Gledhill also won a silver award in the competition with her Finding Nemo’s Dory themed cake.

Mr Firth, who used to work for Dobson’s making boiled sweets, has now been inspired to set up his own cake shop ‘Cake Castle’ in Town End, Ossett.

He hopes to open the store within the next week.