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Wedding cakes' cheesy whey to go
Ridgewell Dairy wedding cake
Briony started making the cakes when a friend asked for one
A Devon woman is hoping her alternative take on the traditional wedding cake will prove popular with brides-to-be looking for something a bit different.

Briony Copsey, who used to be a chemical engineer in London, is using her home-produced organic fresh soft cheese to produce wedding cakes.

She started making cheese at her parents' farm at Cadeleigh a year ago.

The cheese wedding cake idea came up when a friend said she wanted something different for her nuptials.

"A friend of mine was getting married and said she had a sit down meal with a sweet course at the end of it, and did not want a sweet cake as well," said Mrs Copsey.

"I had just started cheese making at that time, and decided we could come up with a cheese wedding cake.

Herb selection

"It gave her a cheese and biscuit course as well as a cake to cut."

The traditionally-styled three-tier cake was flavoured with the selection of herbs she uses in her cheeses: dill, paprika, chives, garlic, parsley, pepper.

Mrs Copsey has made half a dozen of the alternative wedding cakes so far and produces around 100 small cheeses a week.

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