TikTok Baker Creates 'Amazing' Lifesize Cake of the Queen to Mark Jubilee

A lifesize model of Queen Elizabeth II made entirely of cake has gone viral in a video posted on social media platform TikTok.

The video which shows the cake being made was posted online to the account lara_cakeanything which has over 2 million followers and has received over 150,000 likes.

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The cake was made by Lara Mason, creative director at Cake Anything, and was commissioned by Buzz Bingo to celebrate the 96-year-old queen's Platinum Jubilee which marks her 70th year on the British throne.

The entire cake made of Victoria sponge contains 400 eggs, 44 pounds of flour and 44 pounds of butter and depicts the queen wearing her iconic white dress, blue sash and tiara combination.

Hyper-realistic cakes have become a social media sensation on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram with users creating eye-tricking confections and asking viewers to decide if it is a cake or not. This idea influenced the Netflix series "Is It Cake?" which sees contestants compete to create the most lifelike cake based on an everyday object.

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Baker Lara Mason of ‘Cake Anything’ unveils a hyper-realistic life-sized cake of Queen Elizabeth II, which she has created to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, at Buzz Bingo Kingsbury Road, Birmingham. Fabio De Paola/PA

The cake made to look like the queen by Mason has won widespread praise online with one user suggesting: "U would be amazing on is it cake from Netflix."

Another user simply posted: "Wow this looks incredible. Amazing."

And another: "I think Her Royal Highness should try it herself. Or at least write you a letter. You are so talented and should be in her kitchen one day."

Speaking of her creation, Mason said the undertaking to recreate the image of one of the most famous women in the world was a "challenge."

"This has been my biggest challenge in my career as The Queen is such a recognised and respected figure—I wanted to do her justice! I've loved recreating her image out of cake," she said.

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TikTok baker Lara Mason called the project to recreate the queen in cake the "biggest challenge" of her career. May 31, 2022. Fabio De Paola/PA

In the TikTok video, Mason explains that the whole process was limited to just five days and included sculpting the incredibly lifelike face and realistic jewels.

The cake's unveiling came just days before the queen is due to celebrate the central weekend marking her Platinum Jubilee. This is the first Platinum Jubilee celebrated in the thousand-year history of the British monarchy and the celebrations include a special Trooping the Colour parade, a pageant along The Mall and pop concert outside Buckingham Palace.

The queen flew back to London on Tuesday from Scotland, where she had been resting before the long schedule of weekend events.

Despite the jubilee plans being made with her attendance in mind, the queen will not announce whether she will attend any or all events until the day they occur. This follows the monarch canceling important public appearances earlier in the year on the advice of her medical team.

In May, Buckingham Palace announced that the queen would not attend the State Opening of Parliament owing to "episodic mobility problems". Instead, Prince Charles read her speech on the queen's behalf.

If the queen does not feel able to attend some of the jubilee events it is expected that she will be represented by other members of the royal family including Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Princess Anne, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The jubilee will also mark a family reunion which will see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to Britain for their first public visit since stepping down as full-time royals in 2020 and the broadcast of their interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.

A spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek in May that: "Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

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