A DOG lover spent £3,000 buying a life-size likeness of her dog – in cake form.
Lauren Blake, 30, forked out the cash on the replica cake of her English bulldog Dave to mark his ninth birthday.
The cake was styled by a pal of Lauren’s and took over forty hours to make before being delivered to the home she shares with partner Kieran in Nottingham.
Sugar icing was moulded carefully before finished off with food colouring to show off Dave’s good looks.
The bulldog is immortalised in his trademark sailor suit which he loves to wear.
Nurse Lauren told The Sun: “After the year we’ve all had it’s just been great to do something like this.
“We love Dave and he brings us so much joy.
“It was wonderful to be able to celebrate his special day and do something so nice.”
Explaining Dave’s love of his sailor suit, Lauren explained: “He loves boats.
“He went on one once and we couldn’t get him off at all so we dress him in one sometimes for a bit of fun.
“He absolutely loves it.”