Mississippi baker takes time out from creating over-the-top cakes to helping make over-the-top snowman honoring firefighters

Published 3:25 pm Monday, January 11, 2021

An award-winning Mississippi cake designer and bakery owner took off a few hours Monday morning to create a masterpiece — not in cake and sugar — but in snow.

Jeff Taylor, co-owner of Sweet T’s Bakery and Cupcake Shop, in Oxford joined forces with Jamie Phillips, Eric Craine and Eddie Mounce to create a snowman in the shape of a bear dressed in a firefighter uniform.

“We don’t get many chances to build a snowman here in Mississippi. So Jamie Phillips, Eric Craine, Eddie Mounce and myself made the most out of the small window before it got above freezing!!” Taylor posted on Facebook.

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The tall snowman wearing a firefighter hat and carrying an ax was turning heads in Oxford and online.

Taylor is no stranger to making elaborate sculptures, having participated in several over-the-top baking competitions on Food Network. Sweet T’s Bakery has won two Cake Wars Championships and recently participated in Food Network’s Halloween Wars.