Def­i­nitely maybe a clas­sic caker-maker!

Stockport Times West - - BUSINESS - EMILY HE­WARD


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

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