A three stone replica of Booths’ newest supermarket store at Lytham St Annes – made entirely from cake by Thirsk-based pâtissière Charlotte Marrifield – took centre stage at its opening on September 9.

Talented pastry chef Charlotte Marrifield, famous for her quirky and innovative cake creations for celebrities and chefs, spent 20 hours exquisitely recreating the Main Drive store front at St Annes in sponge and icing, complete with bricks, roof turret and Booths signage.

Charlotte Marrifield and Edwin Booth 9.9.15Already responsible for the world’s most expensive doughnut, Ireland’s biggest Easter egg and a Swarovski crystal skull wedding cake (which saw her dubbed the ‘Damien Hirst of the dessert world’) – as well as 18 years creating extravagant desserts for the rich and famous, leading chefs and top dessert manufacturers – Charlotte was tasked with making the special cake because she’s just launched her own luxury range of Undeniably Charlotte domed cheesecakes into Booths.

As the largest ‘building’ she has ever undertaken, Charlotte used 30 eggs and 9 kilos of icing to create the structure and filled the interior of the replica shop with raspberry, Madagascan Vanilla and cream cheese frosting sandwiched between a Victoria sponge – a nod to the flavour of one of her Undeniably Charlotte cheesecakes.

Shoppers at 31 Booths stores are now able to tuck into her exclusive Undeniably Charlotte cheesecakes, available in Raspberry & Madagascan Vanilla or Passion Fruit, which are completely handmade and hand decorated and boast a ‘secret centre’ of tart raspberry compote or a beautiful silky passion fruit curd.

150909_booths_lythamstannes_008“I’ve never created such a large building out of cake before, and it certainly involved lots of late nights!” says Charlotte, who has cooked for Albert Roux, Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay, Gary Rhodes, James Martin and Stephen Fry.

“But it has been really exciting to be working with, and launching a new range into such a prestigious supermarket. Rather than cut the ribbon to the new store, we cut my cake instead!”


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