'My goal to be eaten by fans' Jim Carrey stuns UK baker with love for giant Grinch cake


The Hollywood actor took on the role of the iconic Dr Seuss character in the 2000 Ron Howard film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The live-action adaptation has been a fan favourite during the festive season. And now, to celebrate Carrey’s iconic performance, Lara Mason, of Cake Anything with Lara Mason, made a stunningly accurate, giant cake of the popular cake.

After sharing her skills on social media, the life-like cake was praised by Carrey himself.

The actor took to Twitter and wrote: “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? ;^}”

Ms Mason, from Brownhills in the West Midlands, said it was an “absolute dream come true” to have a response from one of her favourite actors.

She said: “The Grinch is my all-time favourite Christmas movie, so that’s why I chose him as my muse.”

She then revealed: “He’s also set me a challenge to make Ace Ventura next and I can’t turn down a good challenge.”

The talented baker explained to BBC how the sculpture was supported by a “complicated internal flame” created by herself and her husband, Nick.

She said after the frame was made, slabs of cake were stacked on top, carved and covered in chocolate ganache.

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Ms Mason continued: “Every time I have an order I make way more cake and icing than necessary in case anything goes wrong so all of the cake used for this was scrap.”

When the cake is eventually removed from display, it will be fed to the birds.

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who grows increasingly annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer that engulfs the village of Whoville.

So, he teams up with his dog, Max, to ruin the festive spirit by destroying Christmas.

The Dr Seuss book was published by Random House in 1957 and criticises the commercialisation of Christmas and the holiday season.

The book has been adapted many times, first as a 1966 animated TV film narrated by Boris Karloff.

To date, Carrey is the only actor to play the Dr Seuss character in a live-action film.

Benedict Cumberbatch took on the role in an animated adaptation of the children’s book back in 2018.

There has also been a 2007 musical adaptation.


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