Say it with cakes this Valentine’s Day

Mr Kipling bou-cake

It’s not available from your wholesaler, but the latest creation from Mr Kipling may just give you some ideas for getting rid of those short-dated cakes and pastries that just aren’t moving.

The Mr Kipling ‘bou-cake’ – a 3ft tall hand-tied cake and flower bouquet – is made from 80 pink roses along with a couple of outers-worth of Mini Battenburgs, Cherry Bakewells and Fondant Fancies. It weighs around 20kg (equivalent to a Basset hound), took two people over 12 hours to construct and has a nominal cost of £400.

A limited number of the beasts have been produced by the brand for a Valentine’s Day promotion.

If you’ve been spending too much time in the shop lately, and neglecting your significant other, then you may just be prepared to log on to the Mr Kipling Facebook page and cough up £30 for one. Just imagine the look of delight/awe/horror on your partner’s face! As a bonus, you’ll also receive a complimentary box of Mr Kipling Special Edition cakes. What’s not to love about that?

A Mr Kipling spokesperson commented: “For many years we’ve been mixing, baking and perfecting our exceedingly scrumptious cakes, so this Valentine’s Day we wanted to spread the love even further.”