TV star Stacey Solomon has treated her son to an impeccably decorated cake bought from a shop in Kirby-le-Soken.

Posting an Instagram story to her 5.6 million followers on social media, Mrs Solomon shared a photo of the birthday cake which has been specially made for her 11-year-old son, Leighton.

The creation, which Solomon bought from Essex Cake Shop in Halstead Road, was a black covered cake with a white chocolate ganache drip, and topped with a handmade figure.

Ms Solomon wrote on the Instagram post: “It’s Leighton’s birthday today – his last birthday in primary school.

“Happy birthday Leighton – you make us smile every day.

“So proud of the wonderful man you’re becoming – forever and always little one.”

Business owner, Megan Thurman, described it as "an amazing honour" to be asked by Stacey Solomon to order one of her cakes.