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Local baking champion creates life-size wedding dress from cake

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Just last month, a Stoddard baker took home the cake in the finale of the Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship.

Jennifer Barney wasted no time creating her next masterpiece. 

When you walk past The Wedding Tree in La Crosse, two dresses on display look nearly identical. One is real and the other is a five and a half foot replica made entirely of cake.

Barney partnered with The Wedding Tree to create the cake as part of the 2018 La Crosse Bridal Expo.

"When you think about it, when you picture most cakes, they look nothing like this, and when you picture most dresses, they look nothing like this," said Debra Lash, Owner of The Wedding Tree. "So, in my opinion, you take the extreme of the wedding dress which is a fantastic ballgown and the extreme of her creation it's like--I think it's magical."

The actual wedding dress is part of the 2018 Mori Lee Collection. Lash says the dress just arrived in store. Nobody has even tried it on. The dress and Jen's cake will be showcased at the Bridal Expo happening on Sunday, January 14 in the La Crosse Center. Doors open at 10 a.m.

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