Terry Tang, last year’s winner of the Celebration Cake Maker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards (BIA), will appear in a Sky One television series this November.
The Liverpool-based cake decorator will feature in one episode of Winners, a new series created by Superhero TV, which follows the stories of individuals who take part in competitions based around their jobs.
It will look at the ups and downs of entering competitions and what drives people to get involved.
Tang told British Baker: “The episode we are featured in is obviously all around the cake industry, and winning Celebration Cake Maker of the Year helped to raise our profile. So when it came to the TV company researching possible candidates for the show, Terry’s name kept popping up due to the Award.”
Tang, his wife Carol, and daughter Leanne, 2008 winner of BIA’s Celebration Cake Maker of the Year Award, have been filmed at the Terry Tang Designer Cakes retail outlet on Picton Road in Wavertree. In addition, film crews followed the cake decorating father and daughter team to two exhibitions in London – Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia and Cake International at ExCeL.
Leanne picked up the first-place Gold award for her entry in the Shoes and Bags category at this year’s Cake International exhibition. Terry scooped the first place Gold award in the Decorative Exhibit class and claimed the Best in Show title for his oriental-themed cake featuring a dragon, tiger and traditional Japanese man – all made of chocolate – as part of a waterfall scene.
Tang added: “I am really excited to be part of the programme, I have always enjoyed competing and to be on Sky One television winning again makes it even better.”
Michele Kurland, head of factual entertainment for Sky, said: “This series of very special one-off features is driven by superb characters that reflect a characteristically British sense of competitiveness. Warm, celebratory and with access to all walks of life, Sky customers will be immersed in worlds full of charm, coveted rosettes and those that live to lift the winning cup.”
Read the 10 August issue of British Baker to see how Terry Tang started off in cake decorating and how he won the Celebration Cake Maker of the Year award at the 2011 BIAs.