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Cake maker creates life-size replica of English Bulldog

Dave came face-to-face with his cake counterpart

Fiona Callow

Posted 2 months ago

This talented cake maker has created a remarkable life-sized replica of an English Bulldog out of cake for the pet's birthday celebrations.


Owner of Cake Anything, Lara Mason was asked to create this unique cake by TeamDogs user Lauren Blake to mark Dave's ninth birthday.


She was asked to ‘dress’ it in a sailor’s suit to match Dave's dapper outfit on his big day.


Lara, from Walsall, West Midlands, spent three days making the cake and documented her process on TikTok and Facebook – and has gained more than 1.5 million followers and 32 million likes.


She told TeamDogs: "It is one of the more unusual orders- however those are always the most fun to do!"


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The cake was incredibly detailed, capturing all of Dave's best angles (Image: Lara Mason)


Lara is no stranger to making unusual cakes as she has previously made a 4ft Moana cake and a life-size replica of Harry and Megan, which was delayed at the Cake International event at NEC Birmingham in 2018.


Speaking about her latest request, she said on TikTok: “A lovely couple came to me and asked me if I could make a life-size cake of their dog, and I just couldn’t turn down the challenge because I love dogs. They wanted a really realistic cake.”


Lara started with the frame before layering buttercream, sponge and ganache to fill out the cake. She used a knife to carve out the features, and icing to make the clothes.


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The University of Sunderland graduate used more than 80 eggs, 2.5kg of butter, 2.5kg of sugar and 2.5kg of flour, as well as 3kg of buttercream, 3kg of ganache and around 5kg of modelling chocolate to complete her creation.


Although the cake was for his owner’s consumption and not his own, Dave still had plenty of dog treats on his big day so he didn't feel left out.


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