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It's sweet success for Julie.

A BUSY Birmingham mum-of-three raised pounds 350 for charity by selling off three cakes it took more than 24 hours to make.

Julie Reilly, aged 43, from Kingstanding, used 171 frills and spent 17 hours baking a ballerina cake which won a silver award at Cake International 2011 at the NEC.

It was time well spent however, as the cake was raffled off by staff at Barr Beacon School in Walsall, raising pounds 160 for Children In Need.

Julie, a self-taught cake maker, also found the time to bake two Pudsey cakes despite working as a supply teacher at Chilcott Primary School in Hall Green and Penfield Special School in Wolverhampton.

Those two creations were also raffled off generating a further pounds 190 for the BBC's annual fundraising appeal.

"I really enjoyed baking the cakes even though it took so long," she said.

"It really is a labour of love."

Not one to rest on her laurels, Julie has raced into a new project - baking a Ferrari.

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