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Feature Member June – Catherine Holmes

Catherine HolmesCONGRATULATIONS to Catherine who is our very deserving Member of the Month for June.

Catherine is very active and supportive in our Groups offering help, guidance and support wherever and whenever she can. She epitomises our vision for the CakeFlix Groups and many of you I'm sure, will have been on the receiving end of Catherine's support.

Catherine also creates and posts amazing cakes and is an accomplished cake artist. Skills and experience that she's only too willing to share.

BACKGROUND

Catherine has baked cakes since she was tall enough to stand on a stool to reach the mixer, so about forty years in all.  It became the norm that she would make all the family & friends birthday and Christmas cakes each year.  She even made my dad's wedding cake when she was just 15 years old.

Catherine carved out a career in finance and worked as a Financial Controller within the entertainment industry.  Whilst she loved her profession, she realised there was more to life than a stressful job and a long commute, which led to her quitting her job.

In 2016, a year after quitting work, she set up her cake business, Beyond The Icing. Initially, this was to run baking parties for children, but increasingly often she was asked to make cakes. Things have gone full circle now and the business is solely now focussed on making speciality cakes.

CakeCAKES CATHERINE HAS MADE

Catherine loves a cake challenge and was the first member to replicate Paul's Chopper Motorbike cake. She has also made a scale replica of a Boeing Dreamliner plane for a pilot and this year she made a scale model of a Lancaster Bomber.

However, for Catherine the joy is in the floral cakes. She spent most of last year making flowers & models, just to while away those lockdown days.  In October 2020, she set up my 'Hug In A Cake' postal cakes aimed at spreading a little cake love to those that people weren't able to see in person.

Outside of cake, Catherine has been a 1940's & 50's jive dancer and Rockabilly for over twenty years and currently lives with two demanding cats!

COMMENT FROM CATHERINE

Throughout the last few years, I have been a Cakeflix Pro member and it has honestly been my saving grace.  Paul, David and the team work incredibly hard to bring us new content. I have watched all the tutorials at least once.  Caking All Over The World kept me sane last year.  Thank you so much for all you do (and no, they haven't paid me to say that lol).

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