Edible Little Town of Bake-le-hem

Image caption The confectionary simulate of Bethlehem took five months to create

A baker has created a miniature version of Bethlehem out of 36 fruit patties to raise money for local schools playground in her village.

Lynn Nolan last year made a prototype of her Derbyshire village for charity.

This time she spent five months and used 90 kg of frosting constituting the 6ft( 1.83 m) edible Bethlehem.

Youlgreave Church of England Primary School is hoping to raise cash towards a PS60, 000 target when the cakes are auctioned.

Children from the school and other villagers helped with the baking project.

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“We used 50 kg of marzipan and 48 kg of raisins, currants and sultanas and four litres of whisky, ” Mrs Nolan said.

Image caption Everything in this unusual nativity situation is edible
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Image caption Modern day Bethlehem – the lighting of a Christmas tree this month outside the Church of the Nativity, where major redevelopment work is ongoing

Last year Mrs Nolan made a tasty replica of Youlgreave out of cake.

The patties persist edible because they have been soaked in whisky, which saves them, she said.

Image caption Lynn Nolan got plenty of assistance from students at the school in her cake-baking objection

“I’ve no( overall) plan to work with, it just happens as I go along. The only situation I have is the picture in my thought, so I’ve got to go with that, ” she said.

The models are on display at the hamlet patronize until 15 December.

The projected participate field at the school will include a stagecoach, route, clambering wall and artificial grass.

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Image caption Last-place time, the cake version of Youlgreave includes the George Hotel with food and drink on its counters

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