Aspiring brides have literally been left on the shelf at a Nottingham bakery. Paul Brown, owner of Sweet Success bakery, told a British Baker journo that the company has been busy making wedding cakes for gay men’s civil partnership parties. But the high demand for groom figurines has left a pile of unwanted brides.

Never ones to let a niche go unexplored, Stop the Week discovered a whole industry out there supplying gay cake toppings. And in Kent-based Pink Cakes, there’s even a dedicated bakery for "gay, lesbian and same-sex couples" ("AND same-sex"??). It offers "a personal service to couples who are planning a gay wedding". We think they’re talking about the cakes.