Swapping cars for cakes

A BURNHAM woman has swapped cars for cakes in a bold career move. Liz Monday used to repair cars by the road side, but has now exchanged her wrench for an icing bag.

A BURNHAM woman has swapped cars for cakes in a bold career move.

Liz Monday used to repair cars by the road side, but has now exchanged her wrench for an icing bag.

The 28-year-old Axbridge Close resident used to work for her dad’s Highbridge company Auto Care.

When he sold the business Liz tried several different careers, including a sales position at the Weston & Somerset Mercury, before finally deciding that cakes were her calling.


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Liz, who lives with her husband Karl, said: “The most unusual cake I have been asked to make was for a lesbian wedding for a new BBC show called Mistresses.

“They were filming in the Bristol area over the summer and asked me to do a brown and orange cake as the wedding was in a Moroccan club.

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“Apart from that irregular request I get the usual Cinderella cakes and tiered cakes.”

Liz, who celebrates her first anniversary with Karl on October 14, did a sugarcraft course and worked at a cake makers in Glastonbury making decorations for Harrods and Selfridges in London.

Then, almost a year ago, Liz took the bold step of setting up her own business, Big Day Cakes, which she runs from her home in Burnham. Liz has her own studio in the house and clients are taken into a lounge area to discuss their ideal cake for the special day.

Liz added: “I started mechanics to help out my dad, but when my mum Catherine died, I decided I wanted to do something she would approve of. She was really into arts and crafts and often made bridesmaids dresses.

“I know she will be very proud of me.”

• Pictured: Liz - from mechanic to cake maker.

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