A WHITCHURCH-based cake artist has won the second place at an international competition held in Birmingham with a scary-looking design.

Wannisa “Koy” Dolphin, owner of Moo Cakes, has recently earned significant recognition at the prestigious Cake International Competition held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Her creation was awarded gold in the Horror Category and achieved second place overall among 35 entries in the category.

Koy, originally from Thailand, moved to Whitchurch with her husband six years ago, and this is the first time she has entered a competition.


Translating on her behalf her husband, delivery driver Will, said: “It was quite stressful but a big learning curve for us.

“Koy has never entered a competition before – and the cake was damaged on the journey to Birmingham so we had to fix it in the back of the car.”

Will explained that Koy got her inspiration from pictures.

“She based her ideas on pictures she looked up on Pinterest”, he added.

The cake artist started her journey in the baking world before Covid, with no prior training, and now she has gained recognition in the UK as well as in Thailand.

Whitchurch Herald: Koy's cake at the competition.Koy's cake at the competition. (Image: Will Dolphin)
The Cake International Competition, known for its stringent standards and the high calibre of competitors, presents a platform where the finest cake artists and bakers from around the globe showcase their talents.

The duo is looking at enter the challenge again next year, and Koy is already putting together her ideas.

Will added: “My wife wants to enter more than one competition and she is looking forward to learning more about the rules and exactly what is going to happen.

“She is really excited and will enter more different categories in the Cake International Competition next year.”