Video/Gallery: Neighbours recreate Shingle Street hamlet in cake

Residents in Shingle Street all baked cakes that looked like their houses in an effort to raise fund

Residents in Shingle Street all baked cakes that looked like their houses in an effort to raise funds to preserve the beauty of the area. Organisers Richard and Catherine Lindsay-Davis with their cake in front of their house. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Suffolk’s beautiful seaside hamlet of Shingle Street has often been described as charming and picturesque – but never before has it been called tasty.

Residents in Shingle Street all baked cakes that looked like their houses in an effort to raise fund

Residents in Shingle Street all baked cakes that looked like their houses in an effort to raise funds to preserve the beauty of the area. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

That was until residents decided to get together and raise some dough to protect their beloved home on the coast by ‘eating the street’.

All 26 properties that make up Shingle Street were recreated in cake as part of an ongoing fundraising drive to help secure the future of the tiny hamlet near Hollesley.

Owners of the homes at the mouth of Orford Ness pledged to build their own properties using sponge, icing and sweets for a bake sale at one of the old fisherman’s cottages, with all funds going towards preserving the section of the coastline.

Juliet Green, who owns Shingle Street’s 200-year-old Martello Tower with husband Tim, said: “As a community we have been trying to raise money to put mostly towards coastal defences and the protection of the hamlet.


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“We got together and organised a quiz and other events, and the idea of having a cake sale came up. Then it was decided to ‘eat the street’.

“We know that the sums involved are never going to be paid for by cake but it helpd if the community can make some contribution.

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“It was hard to make the first cut but it wasn’t long before it was all gone.”

The Greens made their Martello tower cake from three large stacked tiers and lots of chocolate bars and cream. Other efforts included a gingerbread cottage and a vanilla sponge terrace.

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