IT REALLY was a splendid cake to bid farewell to the Bishop of
Aston, the Rt Revd Andrew Watson, when he left the Birmingham
diocese to become the new Bishop of Guildford. It had been baked by
Charlotte Gibson, from Selly Park, who is 26, and works for the
cathedral's communications team, but is currently on maternity
She says that she spent a total of 30 hours creating the image
of Birmingham Cathedral. "I worked from several different images,"
she explains, "and really enjoyed making such a special cake for
Bishop Andrew's service. The cathedral is such a beautiful
building. I'm just glad I did it justice."
More than 300 members of the congregation, friends, and
colleagues of the Bishop attended the farewell service in December.
The Dean, the Very Revd Catherine Ogle, spoke for many of them when
she said: "We were all astonished at the level of detail Charlotte
achieved. She did a fantastic job of recreating the cathedral that
we all love. It tasted good, too."