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This Lifelike Dowager Countess Cake Masterpiece is a 20-Layer Buttercream Retort: VIDEO

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No, that's not Dame Maggie Smith in the flesh, it's a cake! The season premiere of Downton Abbey is mere hours away, and no matter how lovely the spread is for your viewing party, you can't top this.

Georgia Public Broadcasting has shared this Dowager Countess masterpiece on their YouTube channel. It took dessert artist Karen Portaleo 18 hours to create the cake, made with vanilla and buttercream and "soaked in earl grey tea."

Watch Portaleo at work in an amazing time-lapse video, AFTER THE JUMP...

[h/t Jezebel]

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Downton Abbey Creator Opens Up About Season 5's Gay Storyline - VIDEO

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Itching to know what awaits Downton Abbey's sometimes villainous but almost always tortured gay character Thomas Barrow on the forthcoming season of the popular costume drama? Show creator Julian Fellowes recently revealed one plot twist in store for handsome Thomas that may put you in a tizzy. Find out more, AFTER THE JUMP... (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)

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Downton Abbey's Robert James-Collier Talks About the Show's 'Harrowing' Upcoming Gay Storyline

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Rob James-Collier, who plays Downton Abbey's scheming gay footman  Thomas Barrow, revealed in an interview with Daily Mail that the show will feature a "harrowing" upcoming storyline about the character not only questioning his sexuality, but trying to change it - with devastating consequences. 

‘There are mornings of those scenes when you haven’t been able to sleep at night because you are so worried about how it will go. Thomas comes right up to the abyss.’

James-Collier, who was featured in our 10 LGBT TV Moments from 2013, has previously said he finds it easier kissing men on-screen than women.

And if you missed the season five trailer for the show from a few weeks back, you can catch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Downton Abbey' Star Loses It When Asked How Many Men He Had to 'Beat Off' for Latest Role: VIDEO

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Dan Stevens, who most folks know from his role as Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey, appeared on a British talk show today to discuss his role as a U.S. soldier in the forthcoming film The Guest.

Host Susanna Reid sent Stevens into a cascade of giggles when she asked a question that suggested it took more than a simple audition to get the role.

Cue the innuendo, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Romance and Scandal Catch Fire in New 'Downton Abbey' Trailer: WATCH

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With water-bottle gate behind us, fans of Downton Abbey are eagerly awaiting a return to 20th century aristocratic drama for the show's upcoming 5th season.

Check out the new trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

The new season starts this month in the UK, but will arrive stateside January 5th.

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Can You Figure Out What's Wrong with This Season 5 'Downton Abbey' Promo Pic?

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There is something quite wrong here.

Look very closely, and find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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