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Lara Clarke

Lara Clarke

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Lara Clarke

A Hunger Games fan has been served up a top award after baking a life-sized cake in the shape of Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lawrence.

Lara Clarke, who is from Belfast but now plies her craft from her home in Walsall in the West Midlands, won a gold award for her efforts at the Cake International event held at the weekend in Birmingham's NEC.

She was also awarded a silver medal for a similar cake confection depicting Game Of Thrones' anti-hero Tyrion Lannister, who is played by Emmy award-winning actor Peter Dinklage.

Ms Clarke, who is taking next year off to marry her fiance, made headlines last year when she showed a cake replica of Johnny Depp at the same event.

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The 28-year-old, whose awards both came in the decorative exhibit section, said she was delighted with the results.

She added that her skills were all self-taught from "watching a lot of TV and movies and plenty of (US-based television show) Cake Boss".

Her creations have been made using 150 eggs, 10kg each of butter, sugar and flour, 5kg of chocolate ganache and between 50 and 100kg of icing.

Ms Clarke put her inspiration down to a love of both the hit movie series Hunger Games and the HBO television show.

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