A Suffolk baker is showing just what is possible after her life-size creation galloped into the awards at the "world's biggest" cake decorating competition. 

Debbie Lock, owner of Little Barn Cakes in Stoke-by-Nayland, competed at Cake International in Birmingham between November 3 and November 5. 

Debbie entered the single-tiered celebration cake category and the decorative life-size category, for which she made a life-size miniature Shetland. 

The baker said: "It's all about the cake decorating. Everyone comes from all over the world.

"I've never done anything on this scale before.

"I chose to do a Shetland because I knew it would fit in my car."

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Ruby the miniature Shetland was modelled after Debbie's own Shetlands, with an internal structure inside to hold the cake together. 

"Everything you can see is edible," explained Debbie. 

After months of baking and decorating in her cake studio, Debbie took home a bronze award and came fourth in the life-size category. 

Cake International focuses on judging how a cake is decorated and last year they set up Bake International to judge how the cakes are made.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The celebration cake won third place and a gold awardThe celebration cake won third place and a gold award (Image: Debbie Lock)

The second cake Debbie entered into the competition was a nod to her mum's love of sewing.

The Stoke-By-Nayland business said: "She used to love sewing and knitting which she can't do anymore. It was really special to win a gold award for that cake- and only be three points off a perfect score of 100."

Celebration cakes are Debbie's specialty at Little Barn Cakes, which she set up eight years ago. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Debbie was also a finalist in last year's Cake Master Awards for rising starDebbie was also a finalist in last year's Cake Master Awards for rising star (Image: Debbie Lock)

Earlier this year the business won a gold award and a best-in-class award at the International Salon Culinaire awards for her sugar flowers, a skill she taught herself to do during lockdown. 

 Debbie is already planning ahead for next year's Cake International competition and will collaborate with another local bakery to make the next life-size showstopper.