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This Downton Abbey Cake Will Look Into Your Soul, Haunt It

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In honor of Downton Abbey's season 5 premiere, cake artist Karen Portaleo set out to construct a treat that resembled Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Eighteen hours later, the tasty masterpiece was complete and bore freakish resemblance to Maggie Smith's character, piercing blue eyes and all.

It appears Portaleo paid even more attention to detail than the Downton Abbey prop stylists do, but the only way this dessert could get more terrifying would be if it recited one of Lady Violet's epic zingers on demand.