Behind the scenes with the Cake International Winner

How Lara Clarke created her award-winning life-sized cakes: process, timings and the transportation

Amateur baker Lara Clarke’s life-sized cake creations wowed visitors at Cake International in Birmingham in November, winning both silver and gold.

Following her Johnny Depp cake last year, which gained worldwide coverage, Lara went two better in 2014: two life-sized cakes of The Hunger Games’ Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) which scooped Gold, and Game of Thrones character Tyrion Lannister, winning silver.

In her day job Lara is a chatroom moderator called ‘fizzyfish,’ for online bingo company tombola. She bakes in her spare time, creating incredible likenesses by working from photographs. With just three years of baking experience, Lara learned all her skills from YouTube videos.

Click on the links below to find out in detail how Lara created her latest cakes: step by step from her kitchen worktops to the final touches and completed creations.