Poet John Clare was born in Helpston near Peterborough. He’s sometimes known as the peasant poet, because he was a farm labourer with only a few years of formal education. This year, Peterborough is commemorating the 150 years since the poet’s death (1793-1864). Study of his work was neglected for many years but he is now considered one of the most important 19th century poets. The largest collection of his manuscripts can be found at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. For the opening of their new store in Peterborough, Oak Furniture Land again commissioned CakeBomb to create a memorable cake, fitting for the area, and Laura Miller of Sweet As Sugar Cakes has done more than that with her incredible cake portrait of John Clare.

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