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Orpington furniture store commissions cake creation for orchid society

PUBLISHED: 13:03 16 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:19 17 June 2014

Store manager Fiona Cooper with Francesa Pitcher and Cllr Kate Lymer. Picture: Keith Larby

Store manager Fiona Cooper with Francesa Pitcher and Cllr Kate Lymer. Picture: Keith Larby

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A furniture store paid tribute to the orchid society.

The cake is presented to Vice President Jo Kelleher. Picture: Keith Larby.The cake is presented to Vice President Jo Kelleher. Picture: Keith Larby.

Oak Furniture Land celebrated the opening of their new Orpington store, attended by the Deputy Mayor of Bromley, and paid tribute to the Orchid Society of Great Britain on June 14.

A vase depicting the society’s winning floral display at the Chelsea flower show, made entirely of cake, was presented to Vice President Jo Kelleher.

Oak Furniture Land commissioned the confectionary creation, designed by Kent based cake artist Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes.

Jo said: “We are delighted to welcome Oak Furniture Land to the area and wish them every success for the future. The floral cake tribute is a wonderful gesture to celebrate our second successive gold medal win at Chelsea and to highlight the work we are doing in conserving and cultivating orchids.”

The store team with the cake. Picture: Keith Larby.The store team with the cake. Picture: Keith Larby.

Deputy Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kate Lymer, said: “This new Oak Furniture Land store is a welcome investment in terms of job creation, and is a nice addition to the choices of shops for local residents. I am delighted to be opening the store, and giving them a big Bromley welcome.”

Speaking ahead of the day store manager Fiona Cooper said: “We are looking forward to presenting the cake tribute to the Orchid Society of Great Britain, and welcoming customers through the door. This is our first store in Orpington, and our second in Kent.”


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