A baker in England caught the attention of Jim Carrey after her 5-foot-tall Grinch cake went viral. Lara Mason, who runs a baking company called Cake Anything, decided to make a life size Grinch cake this season, but never expected it to catch the attention of her favorite actor.
According to the baker, she had previously tried to make a Grinch cake a couple years ago, but it failed miserably. She wanted to try again and had planned to finish the cake in 17 days, but when health issues came up, she had to squeeze the whole cake creation into just three days!
“It was certainly a challenge to give myself just three days to complete with this especially with recovering from surgery, having Covid and two small children,” Mason said. “I had tried to make a Grinch cake about nine years ago, and that didn’t quite go to plan, so I wanted another shot at it. This time it turned out really well. This time, I wanted to get it right. We started with an internal frame which was made by my husband, and we started to slowly build around that.”
The cake shows the Grinch in his iconic Santa outfit tiptoeing through Whoville and stealing Christmas presents. According to Mason, the cake was over 200 pounds of sponge cake, chocolate and vanilla icing, chocolate ganache and food coloring.
The recipe for this amazing cake? A secret according to the British baker.
After uploading her creation to TikTok and YouTube, Lara Mason never expected her cake to catch the eye of Jim Carrey, who played Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch in the 2000 movie. Lara said that a friend informed her that the actor had tweeted the video of her cake and loved his dessert body double.
“I got a call from my friend who said that Jim Carrey had tweeted a link to my YouTube Channel,” Mason said. “I was in complete shock; he is my favorite actor. My video had only been seen by two thousand people and one of those was Jim Carrey – it was mind-blowing.”
Jim Carrey tweeted the video and also said, “My ultimate goal is not just to be admired by my fans, but to be eaten by them. I wonder if she does an angel food Ace Ventura?”
Because of the tweet, Mason’s TikTok video was viewed over 20 million times.
Lara Mason said that the Grinch is her favorite movie character and that’s the reason she decided to make him into a cake. The cake was made from left over cake and icing that she had from her other projects.
The 35-year-old from Brownhills in the West Midlands said that she planned on cutting up the cake at her children’s school. But since she got Covid it’s not safe to share with the kids. The mother of two said she’ll be feeding the cake to the birds.
Since posting the video, other fans of Mason’s cake have commented about how cool the cake is. Some people didn’t even realize that it was cake. One person tweeted and said, “I saw this and thought that this was actually real.”
For her next project Mason said that she’s going to take Jim Carrey up on his challenge and create a life-size Ace Ventura cake.
This is not the first time that one of Lara Mason’s cakes went viral. Back in Sept. 2021, the baker created a giant penis cake for actress Gillian Anderson after she won an Emmy for her role in Sex Education. The cake penis wore a crown and at the bottom there was a giant sign that said, “Congrats on a BIG One.”