Definitely maybe a classic caker-maker!
Shakermaker, Oasis- mad Adam Cox has proved he’s a top Cakerbaker.
Stockport-born baker Adam Cox, 29, has recreated the iconic cover of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe in sponge and icing to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary.
The cake, which took two days to carve and decorate, is a replica of Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs’ living room in Didsbury, and features all five Britpop bandmates, including Noel and Liam Gallagher.
Adam, who grew up in High Lane, said: “Creating a cake to mark the anniversary of this album was a must. It remains one of my favourite albums and I wanted to celebrate it in the only way I know how.”
It is the latest in a batch of edible Greater Manchester icons he has baked, including fellow music legends Morrissey and Frank Sidebottom.
The Manchester City fan has also baked up a model Etihad Stadium as well as the Rovers Return pub from Coronation Street.
Adam, who now runs his own baking business in London, said: “All my customers know me as ‘that northern cakemaker’. I’ve never lost my accent and I’ll never lose my roots.”
Adam’s skills have all been learned on the job or self-taught, but his lack of formal training has never held him back.
After learning his trade at The Icing On The Cake in Marple, where he worked for five years from the age of 18, he bagged a job at a top London cake shop and set up Adam’s Cakes last January.
Since then, the talented baker has made cakes for the likes of Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr and Ronnie Wood, and his creations have also featured on GBBO judge Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds show on BBC1.
“I couldn’t really have expected it to have gone any better,” he said.
But we won’t be seeing him in the famous Bake Off marquee any time soon.
Adam said: “I have a lot of respect for people who can make a good pavlova but it’s a million miles away from what I do. Although it’s the same industry it’s a completely separate style.
“It’s really nice that it has got so popular though, because it’s made all aspects of baking a bit more interesting to everyone and opened their eyes to all sorts of things, including what I do.”
Adam’s recreation of Oasis’s Definitely Maybe album cover, below
Baker Adam Cox