Students helped Cornwall Film Festival celebrate its 10th birthday in style this week, by creating a bespoke birthday cake for the special occasion.

Five Level 3 patisserie & confectionery chefs spent weeks designing and constructing the metre high cake in the college kitchens after their classes to ensure it would be ready in time for the festivities.

The cake featured a slender towering centre-piece of a Cornish lighthouse, standing, on a base of 15 kilos of chocolate cake depicting rocks and waves. The lighthouse itself was completely edible, even the windows. The cake was topped off with a fully-functioning LED ‘search’ light.

Dave Trevena, Catering & Hospitality lecturer at the College, said: “The cake looks amazing and the students have done a wonderful job. It’s been a great project for them to work on and has really allowed them to enhance and develop their existing skills.”

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