A part-time cake maker from the West Midlands has made an incredible replica Land Rover… Out of cake!
Lara Clarke, who runs Brownhills-based Tasty Cakes, spent more than 150 hours creating the tasty masterpiece, which was specially commissioned by Jaguar Land Rover.
Designed to celebrate the two-millionth Land Rover Defender, which recently rolled off the production line, the cake is a near-perfect replica of the historic and iconic vehicle.
600kg of sugar, cake and icing!
Made with over 50kg of butter cream and 50kg of sugar paste and icing, the incredible edible creation weighed in at more than 600kg.
Every last detail has been recreated with cake-based bodywork and silver-grey icing to finish off, while a matching number plate and even real working headlights were added at the end.
Lara said: “Every detail is exactly the same, just the ingredients alone cost £2,500. The cake needs to be fresh, so we didn’t get a lot of sleep over the last few days.
“When we delivered it on Monday to Land Rover we put a sign on the back of the van saying: ‘Sorry for going slow but giant cake on board’.
“We could only go around 20mph and went down the M6 Toll to avoid islands. When we got there they used a forklift truck to get it off the van. Staff loved it and were taking pictures of it before it was cut and eaten.”
Unfortunately for anybody looking to get in on a piece of the action, the cake was cut into more than 2,000 pieces after its unveiling and distributed among the employees at Land Rover’s plant in Solihull.
Watch the amazing footage below
The two-millionth Defender was officially unveiled last week to celebrate 67 years of production, constructed as a unique one-off tribute to nearly seven decades of success for Land Rover.
Coming with a range of distinctive touches, including an engraved map of Red Wharf Bay where the Land Rover was first dreamed up, along with a custom aluminium plaque signed by various celebrities who contributed towards its construction.
You can watch the footage of Lara’s incredible cake build below. Now, if you’ll excuse us, all this talking about cake has made us kinda hungry…