A STUNNING cake showing a lifelike puffin and the Bass Rock has been made to mark the departure of a long-serving member of staff at Belhaven Brewery.

Christine Main had worked at the brewery for 32 years before calling it a day at the end of last month.

Among her leaving gifts was a stunning – and tasty – cake created by Debbie Huntly of the town’s One Off A Kind.

Christine, who lives in Dunbar, was delighted by the “amazing” cake and full of praise for Debbie, whose partner Duncan McFadyen works at the brewery.

East Lothian Courier: Debbie Huntly made this stunning cake to mark Christine Main's departure from Belhaven BreweryDebbie Huntly made this stunning cake to mark Christine Main's departure from Belhaven Brewery

Christine said: “Debbie did a really good job.

“She did another cake for another lady who had been in the brewery for 20 years.

“It was incredible and it had the brewery’s chimneys.”

The cake, which was vanilla with strawberry jam and Italian meringue buttercream, was inspired by a trip to Bass Rock.

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Debbie then used a photograph of the trip to create the puffin, which is seen feeding on fish.

Christine, who worked in credit control, was delighted to also receive from her colleagues vouchers for Dunbar Garden Centre, the Dunmuir Hotel and more than £100 cash.

Debbie set up her business, which is based at her home in the town, last year and combines it with her work at Belhaven Hospital as a domestic.

During lockdown, she had practised decorating chocolate oranges for something to do and was then asked to make a cake.

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Among her latest culinary creations was the cake for Christine, which took about a week to complete.

Debbie said: “I’ve made one with a plane on it but I have not really done a lot of 3D cakes.

“They are just custom cakes and it is really what the client asks for.

“I quite like a challenge.”