One budding cake maker to watch is Eleanor Stuart of Ellie’s Cakes. While she did not exhibit at the recent Cake Britain exhibition herself, Stuart handed out some frankly bonkers cakes in the form of snails, monsters, plants, burgers and cupcake noodles.

Having been baking "obsessively" for two years, she has spent the time working the farmers’ market and fairs circuit. What’s more this precociously inventive baker is still at university. "I must admit, most of the time I should be studying I’m doodling cake ideas," she says.