Real or cake? Mum creates life-size creations of twins

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    Lily and Lyla Mason celebrating their first birthdayImage copyright Lara Mason
    Image caption Lily and Lyla Mason celebrating their first birthday with their cake twins

    An amateur baker has created life-size cake versions of her twin daughters to celebrate their first birthday.

    Lara Mason, 31, from Walsall, spent more than 100 hours crafting the edible version of her daughters Lily and Lyla.

    The creation was made from 44 eggs, 2.2kg of flour and 4kg of buttercream.

    “It’s the most critical I have ever been while making ‘cake people’ because I feel like I did such a good job making them so cute in the first place,” Mrs Mason said.

    Mrs Mason’s previous creations include a life-size Prince George cake and a recreation of Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

    Image copyright Lara Mason
    Image caption It took Mrs Mason more than 100 hours to craft the cakes
    Image copyright Lara Mason
    Image caption Mrs Mason said she wanted the cakes to be as ‘cute’ as her daughters

    In a post on Facebook, Mrs Mason said the effort was “100% worth it” and joked she would be “cleaning buttercream out of the floorboards for months”.

    She added: “What other kids get to say that their mum made them life-size cakes of themselves for their first birthday?”

    Image copyright Lara Mason
    Image caption The amateur baker said her hobby keeps her occupied during the weekends

    She added the hardest part was the hair, made out of pulled sugar, with each individual strand made separately.

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