A couple of creative friends have won the title of best wedding cake makers in Essex.

Emma Wallis and Kerry Savill, of Lottie and Jakes Cakes, Kings Head Centre, Maldon, successfully entered the competition held by Wedding Industry Experts website.

They were voted Most Popular Cake Designer title, in Essex, and came third nationally.

Emma, who started the shop three years ago, with cake decorator Kerry, said: “We started off doing cupcakes and have grown.

“We do creative projects, the cakes are quite different and flamboyant.

“We like to make the cakes personal to somebody.”