Life-size Prince George cake wins award

  • 08/11/2015
Baker Lara Masone next to her cake that won gold at the Cake International event (Twitter/@CakesTasty)
Baker Lara Masone next to her cake that won gold at the Cake International event (Twitter/@CakesTasty)

A talented baker in Britain has cooked up top prize in a competition after creating a life-sized cake of young royal Prince George.

The cake, which stands a metre tall, won the top Gold award at the Cake International event held at Birmingham's NEC this weekend.

 

Winning baker and self-confessed royalist Lara Mason, from Walsall in the West Midlands, said she decided on George as her muse as much for tactical reasons, as anything else.

The 29-year-old explained that having won the same award last year with her life-sized cake of Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lawrence's character in The Hunger Games, judges advised her that she needed to focus on detail.

"Those are the most important detail, so I went smaller and thought that I should do the most recognisable child in the world, which is Prince George."

It took Mrs Mason 30 hours to craft the cake, which is built on a skeleton of steel, wood and PVC tubing.

Layers of cake were then baked and placed around the skeleton, while blocks of modelling chocolate made up the face, which were shaped to match the subject's features.

The cake was then covered in icing and painted with food colouring.

In the case of the winning creation, George was depicted in the same outfit of red shorts and patterned white shirt that he wore for the Christening of his sister Princess Charlotte in July.

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