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A Brilliant Baker Has Recreated An Entire Village Made Entirely Out Of CAKE

A brilliant baker has recreated an entire village made entirely out of FRUIT CAKE.

Creative Lynn Nolan, 63, spent three months constructing and decorating 65 whisky-soaked fruit treats.

In total she used 608 eggs, 66lb of butter, 73lb of flour, 462lb of icing, 37 tubs of glace cherries and nine litres of booze.

The end product is an amazingly lifelike replica of a quaint village in the Derbyshire Dales called Eyam.

It has gone on display at the village church to raise money for a much-loved community bus service.

Impressed locals have been picking out local landmarks including the village pub, post office and church.

Grandma-of-four Lynn even made individual pieces of fruit to be placed on display in front of the Eyam greengrocers.

A portion of chips and a jacket potato as well as mini pints can be seen on wooden tables outside the local boozer.

Eighty hidden LED have been placed inside the buildings so the village can come alive at night.

Lynn, a retired florist, said: “I’m delighted with how it has come out, everything looks great.

“Everyone who has visited today has been really impressed with it, they can’t believe it’s made from cake.

“I’m just relieved it all got here in one piece.

“It was taking up so much space at home, I couldn’t use the front bedroom.”

Lynn explained she had to use lots of fruit in the cakes to make them very dense so that she could pile bits on top of other bits.

She then skewered the individual pieces together to hold them in place before putting icing all around them for decoration.

The cakes are all edible because of the huge amount of whisky in them, which acts as a preservative.

Ingredients were paid for by local companies and dozens of locals helped Lynn bake the 65 fruit cakes.

Lynn lives in the nearby village of Youlgreave with husband Paul, 65, who is also retired.

She decided to recreate Eyam to help raise money for Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport, a community bus service.

The model is on display at the Church of St Lawrence, where money pots are dotted around for people to donate.

At the end of the six week exhibition each building will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the bus service.

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