Is it a cake or is it a sculpture? West Midlands bakers' incredible creations

Amazing lifelike cake creations inspired by the Rocky Horror Show, Jurassic Park and Prince George have been sculpted by star bakers across the West Midlands.

Is it a cake or is it a sculpture? West Midlands bakers' incredible creations

The life-sized replica of the two-year-old Prince is the latest creation of amateur baker extraordinaire Lara Mason, from Brownhills.

Her new creation has been exhibited at Cake International in Birmingham and the 29-year-old was due to find out this morning if she had been awarded a top prize after judging took place yesterday.

Her 90cm tall creation, which was entered into the large decorative exhibit category, was the result of 30 hours of hard work over the space of a fortnight.

It contains Madeira cake, icing and chocolate and is able to stand tall with an inner structure of wood and rods.

She has already won silver and gold prizes at previous shows for her life-like models of Tyrion, a character in the hit TV series Game of Thrones, Katniss, from the blockbuster film The Hunger Games and Captain Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean.

But Mrs Mason, who makes her creations from her home in Hussey Road, was determined to top her efforts this year.

She said: "The judges last year said they wanted to see something a bit smaller so I thought what could I do.

"Prince George is instantly recognisable and he's very cute, so that helped.

"I never expect a prize. I like doing something that surprises people so if I get a prize, it's an extra bonus."

This cake shows impressive intricate work by Edna & Ethel's Cake House

Meanwhile, a giant dinosaur cake has been baked by Rose Macefield, who runs Rose Marie's Cakes & Sugarcraft shop in Coseley, to exhibit at the Cake Decorating and Baking Show at the NEC this weekend.

Ms Macefield, of Bilston, baked the T-Rex cake based on hit film Jurassic Park. As well as exhibiting, she will also be judging competitors' cakes over the weekend.

Take a bite – Rose Macefield with a creation

She said: "I started making cakes about eight years ago now. I wanted to make a cake for my son's christening and after that people started asking for cakes and I got hooked on it.

"I went to college and then starting entering into competitions. I don't compete anymore but I am a judge. I just love sculpting." Asked about the T-Rex cake, Ms Macefield added: "It's taken probably about three hundred hours over about four months to make. The planning and preparation was a mammoth task in itself. It's all well and good having an idea but you need to make it work."

As well as judging and exhibiting this weekend, Ms Macefield will also be taking pre-orders for her book – Sensational Sculpting Cakes.

Juliet Schofield from Edna and Ethel's Cake House in Lye produced an epic Rocky Horror-themed creation.

Rocky Horror – Sarah Russell and Juliet Schofield

She said the event had given cake-makers a chance to show off their skills. She added: "It's been brilliant, the whole set-up is great. Everybody has done a fantastic job.

"It's been nice to hear everybody walking past saying 'wow'."

Mrs Schofield, 51, runs the shop in Lye High Street with her friend Sarah Russell.

Her cake was based on Rocky Horror characters Brad and Janet while Sarah designed a Frank n Furter-themed bodice.

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