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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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Maggie Smith Has Never Seen 'Downton Abbey': VIDEO

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Maggie Smith is asked by 60 Minutes whether she's proud of Downton Abbey's success.

"Well yes, of course I am. I was just thinking, pausing, because I haven't actually seen it..."

watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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