Now THAT’s royal icing! Amateur baker spends SIX WEEKS sculpting life-size cake of Prince Harry and Meghan ahead of their wedding
- Lara Mason spent six weeks crafting the royal couple out of sponge and icing
- The enormous edible creation would be enough to feed 500 people
- Was baked using 300 eggs, 15kg of flour, 15kg of butter and 15 kg of sugar
An amateur baker has spent six weeks creating a life-sized cake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Lara Mason, 32, of Brownhills, West Midlands, spent six weeks hand-crafting the impressive sponge creation ahead of the couple’s Royal wedding this weekend.
The cake – which would feed over 500 people – was baked using 300 eggs, 15kg of flour, 15kg of butter and 15 kg of sugar.
Over 10kg of buttercream was then used to sandwich the layers together, wrapped in roughly 50kg of fondant icing.
Amateur baker Lara Mason spent six weeks creating life size versions of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle out of cake
Lara said: ‘I have created some life-sized cakes in the past including Ed Sheeran, Jack Sparrow and Celine Dion but it was extra special when I was asked to make this one.
‘I love the Royal family and so it was a privilege to be given the honour – although a little daunting that it will be seen by so many people.
‘I hope that if they see it, they will be pleased with how I’ve made them look. I’ve done my best to try and capture every single feature just right.’
Lara has spent six weeks making the life-sized cake to feature at Cake International – the world’s largest cake show.
The cake – which would feed over 500 people – was baked using 300 eggs, 15kg of flour, 15kg of butter and 15 kg of sugar
Lara based her cake on photos from the royal couple’s engagement photos
While getting her oven hot, she designed the sculpture based on 6ft1 Prince Harry and 5ft6 Meghan’s engagement outfits and built a base out of metal poles and wood.
She then sculpted the couple’s very recognisable faces from modelling chocolate and made their eyes from poured sugar.
Lara said: ‘It would feed a lot of people but it will be going on display in November when it will be past its best.
Lara said it was a ‘privilege’ to produce the cake as she ‘loves the royal family’
She had initially planned to produce a Victoria sponge but had concerns that the jam would cause the cake to slide
‘I wanted to bake a Victoria Sponge in a nod to Harry’s grandmother but I was worried the jam would make it slide around too much so it is a plain vanilla sponge.
‘I can’t wait for the wedding, I’ve planned to watch it at a garden party with a glass of Pimm’s.
‘I call baking a hobby that got out of hand however so I might have to indulge in a piece of cake too.’
Lara’s cake will be on display at the NEC in Birmingham from November 2-4.
Prince Harry and Megan Markle are due to tie the knot at 12pm on Saturday, May 19 at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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