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Johnny Depp cake: 5 1/2 feet of cake and icing in the shape of Jack Sparrow

An amateur baker created a Johnny Depp cake for a cake competition.
An amateur baker created a Johnny Depp cake for a cake competition.

Ever wondered what an almost life-size cake version of Johnny Depp would look like? Lara Clarke, an amateur baker from England, decided to find out.

Clarke created a 5-foot-5 Jack Sparrow cake for the Cake International competition in Birmingham. She got the idea while she was watching a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie and a friend called and said she should enter the competition.

The cake, which took 90 hours to make, features the character’s dreadlocks, bandanna, full pirate outfit and a devious smirk.

Clarke, who works for a bingo website, started baking only two years ago. She claims she learned her baking and decorating skills from watching YouTube videos.

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Clarke will find out whether her Johnny Depp cake was enough to win when the results are announced Sunday.

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