Swan lantern cake-maker to star on TV

April 29 2019
Swan lantern cake-maker to star on TV

LOCAL cake artist Zoë Burmester is one of the cake designers soon to be seen on Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers.

Wells-based Zoë, an award-winning cake artist and former film set stylist, has been filming for Series 4 of the TV show since January.

Some of the filming took place in the Bishop’s Barn, Wells, featuring a swan lantern cake that Zoe made after being commissioned for the Wake Up Wells Lantern Parade earlier this year.

The cake was especially demanding as it had the added complication of being illuminated to match the other lanterns that parade-goers had made.

“Working on Extreme Cake Makers has been challenging but huge fun,” said Zoë.

Zoë Burmester at work on one of her creations

Zoë Burmester at work on one of her creations

“It is a real privilege to design cake sculptures for local events and help celebrate local people and businesses, plus have that process filmed so viewers can glimpse behind the scenes of these ‘Extreme’ cakes.”

Zoë’s Sugar Street Studios produce unique edible sculptures for milestone birthdays, special anniversaries or corporate events in Somerset and beyond.

Sally Billington, owner of The Litton pub at Litton, near Wells, also commissioned Zoë to create a show stopping cake for The Litton’s 70s themed second birthday party.

The Litton brands itself as “traditionally untraditional”, and its birthday celebration certainly lived up to this; a raucous 70s themed party complete with the UK’s top-voted ABBA tribute band, a light up LED dance floor, retro 70s cocktails and canapés… and a whopper of an interactive cake that stood at 4ft high and weighed over 75 kilos. All will be revealed when the Extreme Cake Makers episode is broadcast.

The series is currently airing on Channel 4, weeknights at 5.30pm. Look out for Zoe and her cakes from May.