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By rosa mcmahon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For 24 years she has been flying across the globe as a member of the cabin crew on British Airways.
Jetting out of London to far-flung destinations, Dita Lee, 44, has led a glamorous life for almost a quarter of a century.
But after she moved to Norfolk two years ago to be with her partner, Howard Barber, and the pair took on a renovation project of their Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse at Pentney Priory, near King’s Lynn, Ms Lee said she realised she wanted to explore a new, but just as glamorous, career path.
Her experience of glamour from her time flying, as well as a qualification in interior design, led Ms Lee to designing and making vintage and elegant themed wedding cakes for Norfolk brides.
And this Sunday Ms Lee will be exhibiting her creations at the EDP Wedding Show at the Assembly House in Norwich for the first time.
She said: “I have always had a thing for drawing and making things, as well as being creative with my hands.
“And I have a real passion for glamour and vintage. When we moved to the abbey, I thought ‘I can’t just live here’, so last summer I made a friend a vintage cake, and it all started from there.”
Ms Lee says her creations are not just cakes, but “works of art”, decorated delicately with lace, flowers, jewellery and pearls, with an average five tier cake taking 50 hours to create.
Brides-to-be would meet Ms Lee to discuss their wishes for their cake, but she stressed: “Glamour and intricacy are main parts of my cake creation, and I am very excited to talk to people at the show about designing their beautiful cakes.”
The EDP Wedding Show is at the Assembly House on Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free. There will also be a two-day EDP Wedding Show on February 23 and 24 at the Norfolk Showground with four catwalk shows a day and a host of professionals on hand.
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