Life-size cakes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

  • 26 May - 01 Jun, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Wedding fever had the whole Britain went crazy. From some insane memorabilia in the couple’s name to baked cakes featuring Meghan’s and Prince Harry’s life-size figures, people went overboard with the ideas to celebrate the big wedding in their own ways.

Lara Mason, a mother, spent 250 hours making an incredible cake, and the final result is extremely realistic. It could feed 500 people and was made using 300 eggs, 15kg of flour, 15kg of butter and 15kg of sugar.

To decorate and to hold the whole thing together, she needed more than 10kg of buttercream, 20kg of modelling chocolate and 50kg of fondant icing.

Speaking to Mirror Online, Lara said: "It really has been a labour of love but I'm so pleased and so proud of myself.

"It's the tallest cake I've ever made. Annoyingly, Prince Harry is 6ft 2 so it had to be 6ft 2.

Lara says the hardest part was sculpting Harry and Meghan's faces from modelling chocolate. She made the cake for the Cake International event, which will be held in Birmingham in November.

Unsurprisingly the ingredients list for the two cakes is rather long. To make the cakes she used, 44 eggs, 2.2kg flour, 5kg of chocolate, 3kg of fondant icing, 4kg of buttercream and a lot of butter.

Lara said: "The cakes have taken a fair few hours, I’d say about 100 to 120 hours over the last few weeks.

"Most of that time goes into the decorative icing pieces, so the cakes themselves I've been rushing to get done over the last week.

"They are made up of 22-inch round Madeira cakes and the hair is made out of pulled sugar so I had to make every individual strand separately, I'd say that was the hardest part.”