Mum creates life sized David Attenborough replica - out of cake
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A talented mum-of-three has spent 260 hours creating a life-size replica of Sir David Attenborough - out of CAKE.

Artist Stephanie Would, 37, is showcasing her 4.5ft-high creation at the Cake International ‘Into the Wild’ event at the NEC in Birmingham.

Stephanie and her team of four helpers dedicated the life-sized cake to David Attenborough, who celebrated his 95th birthday in May.

The bakers used 300 eggs, 20kg of flour, 20kg of sugar, 20kg of butter, one pint of milk, 500g of vanilla and 20kg of ganache to create the cake which was filled with 7kg of buttercream.

Alongside the cake, Stephanie also made small replica cakes of a giraffe, tiger, hippo and an alligator.

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The mum-of-three, from Bradford, said: “David Attenborough is a legend in the animal kingdom as well as our own.

“He celebrated his 95th birthday in May and I thought this would be a great way to celebrate.

“Elsa, who helps me, printed off many images of David Attenborough to work from, she usually starts with the head and then the structure through the centre of body to support the weight.

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“First, we started off making the outline which would become the sponge, which was all baked piece-by-piece.

“Then, from the printed outlines, we started to slowly build it together.

“We chose David Attenborough to be seated, surrounded by smaller cakes of other animals.

“By seating David, it allowed for more support to carry the amount of ingredients that went into the cake.

“The face was the trickiest part to get the minute details of his face – and creating a portrait in anything is always very difficult.

“The tricky bit was baking from everybody’s homes, then piecing in together.

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“I don’t have any type of industrial warehouse or ovens; it is all baked piece by piece then added slowly together.

“We have had pieces travel from all over, from Ireland to Bradford.”

Stephanie has run her Cake Nation business in Bradford for seven years, and has previously won a silver and gold award at the Cake Show.

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