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Furniture store honours Coventry history by creating Lady Godiva cake

Coventry Editorial 18th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A NEW city furniture store has honoured the history of Coventry by commissioning a Lady Godiva cake.

Oak Furniture Land, which has opened its doors at the Central Six Retail Park, cut the baked creation to mark the store opening and the Coventry Heritage Event.

The cake was designed by acclaimed West Midlands-based cake artist Annabel de Vetten-Peterson of Conjurers Kitchen and CakeBomb, who made the plinth of the cake from fruitcake covered in chocolate, sugar paste and marzipan, and Lady Godiva and her horse out of chocolate, sugar paste and rice crispy treats.

Pru Porretta, the official Lady Godiva ambassador for Coventry said: “As we were celebrating the start of Coventry and 1000 years of history, we were delighted to accept the cake donation and welcome the new Oak Furniture Land store to the city and wish them every success for the future.

“A Lady Godiva cake is a wonderful gesture to highlight the work that we do at the Godiva Trust.

“The name Coventry comes from the Cofa’s tree so it’s fitting that Oak Furniture Land, a company specialising in wooden furniture should pay a tribute to us and our historical event in this way.”

Pru Porretta was joined by Coventry’s Lord Mayor, Coun Lindsley Harvard opened the story and cut the cake.

Richard Barnes, Oak Furniture Land Regional Manager added: “We are proud of our first store in Coventry and we are delighted that the Lord Mayor of Coventry and Lady Godiva officially opened the new store, and welcomed customers through the door.

“We are looking forward to serving the local community for many years to come.”

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