Life-size Mr Darcy cake baked to celebrate Pride and Prejudice’s 25th anniversary
4 September 2020, 10:47 | Updated: 4 September 2020, 11:09
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Mr Darcy looks even better as a Victoria sponge.
She create a life-size sponge model of Jane Austen’s most eligible edible bachelor, Mr Darcy, played in the 1995 series by Colin Firth.
Standing at a whopping 6ft, and comprised of 20kg of flour, 20kg of butter and 45kg of sugar, Michelle Wibowo’s moorish masterpiece took 200 hours to make.
It almost looks too good to eat...
It was unveiled at Lyme Park in Cheshire, the real-life ‘Pemberley’ in whose grounds Darcy famously emerged from a lake, only to bump into a rather flustered Elizabeth.
“What better reason than the 25th anniversary of the series of Pride And Prejudice to create a birthday cake to celebrate,” Michelle said.
“I’ve created cakes of everyone from the Queen to Beyoncé,” she continued, “but Mr Darcy officially tops the list as the most delicious model I’ve ever made.
“I hope his legions of fans will approve!”
Suddenly, we feel the urge to take a spontaneous trip to Cheshire...