A talented baker has risen to the occasion to create a stunning life-size sculpture of King Charles – made out of CAKE.
Emma Jayne Morris, 53, sculpted His Majesty’s head out of Rice Krispies and marshmallows before constructing his face using modeling chocolate.
It even comes complete with the monarch’s sparkling crown which is adorned with 2,500 zodiac crystals individually placed on by Emma.
The edible part of the crown are the giant ruby on the front and sapphire on the back which are crafted from tempered sugar isomalt and sugarpaste.
Cake artist Emma, who painstakingly spent 120 hours working on the 5ft 10ins model, completed the King’s body using 60kg (9 stone) of sugarpaste.
She is showcasing her incredible creation at the Cake International event at the NEC in Birmingham, which begins today (Fri) and runs until Sunday (5/11).
Emma, a mom-of-three, from Aberdare, South Wales, said: “I decided to pick King Charles with it being his coronation year.”I know we’re a few months down the line but I wanted to mark what was a historic occasion for the country.
“I first hand carved the shapes out of polystyrene, which was extremely time consuming, making sure I had everything down to his exact height.
“Then I covered it in what would probably be the equivalent of about six wedding cakes worth of baking materials.
“If I had done the entire thing out of cake, we would not have been able to transport it, and we like to be careful with food wastage too.
“It took me about four days to do the crown and the head and body took three days each. I worked from 8am to midnight each day to get it ready in time.
“The King has such distinctive features from his nose to his ears and I wanted to make it as lifelike as possible without it becoming a caricature.
“His eyes were definitely the most time-consuming part of the cake.
“Made from modeling paste, hand painted and filled with piping gel the fully edible eyes were put in the air fryer in dehydration mode for a whole day to dry out the gel and create a lifelike, glazed look.
“His eyelashes are made from individual strands of wheat painted with edible coloring and individually placed on his eyelids with precision and care.
“This lifelike detail is so important for me, especially when we are talking about the King.”
Other amazing cakes at the show include 54-year-old Jane Lashbrook’s life-sized replica of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Visitors were also wowed by a creation of Max from Stranger Things floating in the air from the scene where she is possessed by the villain Vecna.
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