Amateur British baker Lara Mason has made a name for herself for creating life-sized cake versions of celebrities.
Here she is with her award-winning Prince George cake. Mason’s a full-time customer service rep for a bingo company, but in her spare time, she whips up shockingly realistic-looking cakes under the name Tasty Cakes.
This Jennifer Lawrence-as-Katniss Everdeen even got praise from J. Law herself!
“Seriously if the girl who made that is listening: You’re incredibly talented,” Lawrence said after seeing herself in cake form. J. Law knows what’s up.
Mason’s explanation for her hobby of four years is simple: “It was something that just wasn’t being done, and I thought I would just try it.”
So naturally, Mason stepped things up a notch for her Nov. 14 wedding to Nick Mason by making these replicas of herself and her husband.
Having a plain-Jane wedding cake was absolutely not an option for Mason. “I am getting a name for my self as the lady who makes the life size people cakes, I couldn’t have a 3-tier ivory cake with roses,” she told BuzzFeed Life.
This one is a vanilla cake covered in fondant in modeling chocolate.
Here they are with their doppelgängers. Who needs a cake topper when you have a LIFE-SIZED VERSION OF YOURSELF?
Mason said it took her 20 hours over the course of three days to create her masterpiece. Usually, she gives herself 150 hours, but other wedding plans shortened her timeline. She took on the project by herself.
And yes, her husband’s hat is a construction hat that says, “Marriage survival kit,” with Coors Light cans attached to it.
Mason said the hardest part was the faces.
She nailed it, IMO.
Guests loved the cakes, Nelson said. “I caught one of my husband’s friends biting my nose at one point.”
Mason is taking some time off from baking right now, but if this birthday cake she made for her husband is any indication, she has some fun projects ahead.