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Accrington fairy tale world is set for the movies
AN ACCRINGTON business’s weird and wonderful creations has been the inspiration for a short film.
Warner Street cake decorator Holly Zebrowski has been amazing customers with bespoke cake designs since opening the small store one year ago.
When local film company Shoo-ters Media approached the cake shop to be used as a shoot location, they were impressed with the different ideas Holly used in her creations.
Film-makers liked the shop so much, they rewrote their script to be set entirely in Holly’s shop, and renamed it The Cake Fairy – after the name of Holly’s business, The Cupcake Fairy.
The resulting film, which Shoo-ters entered into the Reed Short Film Competition, tells the story of a young girl who is forced to work in her dead father’s cake shop for her wicked stepmother.
Known as the ‘Cake Fairy’, she gets her revenge with a cake dec-orated ‘Lets be Friends’ but which contains a secret ingredient.
Holly’s shop is filled with ref-erences to stories and fairytales and the upstairs floor is decorated to resemble a Mad Hatter’s tea party for children’s parties.
The 32-year-old said the idea was a way to recognise Accrington’s link with Alice Liddell, the insp-iration for the story Alice in Wonderland.
She said: “I was very surprised when Shooters Media contacted me and asked for my help in making the film.
“At first they had a completely different story all written out and said they would probably make a lot of changes to the shop to fit their ideas.
“But when they came, they said my shop was better than their concept and they changed the whole script to suit the shop.”
Bacup-based Shooters Media are currently working on a number of proects, including a theatre project with Liverpool Cathedral. Past winners of the Reed competition have been used as advertisements aired on major television networks.
Holly, who lives in Baxenden, has been cake decorating as a hobby after her mother taught her how to make cake techniques. However she only decided to make it a career after making a cake for her daughter. To view Shooters Media’s film featuring the Warner street shop visit vimeo.com and search for ‘The Cake Fairy’.