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Northern Ireland baker's Harry and Meghan cake on show

By Alexander Britton

A life-size cake model of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by a Northern Ireland woman has gone on display at a baking show in Birmingham.

Lara Mason spent more than 250 hours crafting the cake, which weighs in at nearly 20 stone, ahead of the royal wedding which took place in May.

It will be among the pieces on display at Cake International at the National Exhibition Centre from yesterday.

The cake, which was made from 300 eggs and 50kg of fondant icing, was covered with chocolate ganache with everything edible apart from the frames.

Lara is originally from Newtownards in Co Down but now lives in Brownhills in the West Midlands.

She is no stranger to baking royals, having made a replica of Prince George in the past. She has previously produced award-winning cake versions of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and pop star Ed Sheeran.

Lara said the Harry and Meghan cake is enough to feed around 500 people.

It will be displayed at the show which runs until Sunday November 4.

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