A slice of fame
A member of the Chilterns MS Centre in Wendover has baked a cake to mark the 90th birthday of BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon. Tracey Ebbs runs her own cake decorating business and her final creation will be seen in an episode of the show which airs next year.
Tracey was diagnosed with MS in 2006 and it chiefly affects her mobility. She is a member of Chilterns MS Centre, where she attends for treatment every week.
Tracey said: ‘I was made redundant a couple of years ago from Equitable Life and wanted to start my own business. I took up cake decorating as a hobby last year and was getting so many requests I decided to make that my business in April this year.
‘A couple of weeks ago I got a call from the BBC Antiques Roadshow, asking me to make a cake for Henry Sandon’s 90th birthday. He’s a ceramics expert and famously valued a piece now known as Ozzie the Owl, they wanted a model of it on the cake and I had five days to make it.
‘The reason why I got the call is the Executive Producer of Antiques Roadshow is a friend of a friend and she has seen some of my cakes.
‘I had never made anything like it so spent time googling and watching YouTube on how to. It was so hot my first cake collapsed in the heat and I had to start from scratch at 11pm on Monday night, but I managed to deliver it on time on Tuesday and it was well received – apparently Henry loved it.’
Fiona Bruce and Henry with the cake
Tracey Ebbs: email@example.com