A YOUNG baker revealed this week that she made George Clooney a birthday cake inspired by his latest film.

Holly Tait, aged 22, runs Project Cakery in South Cerney and was stunned when the famous actor's PA ordered three large nautical themed Victoria sponges for his 61st do in May 2022.

She was told to follow the theme of water and boating and later found out that Clooney was directing his latest film The Boys in the Boat - based on the true story of the US rowing team that won gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - at the time.

The young baker even got a sneak peek of the film's custom built boat so that she could incorporate a fondant version into the cake's design. 

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A close up of Holly's cake for George Clooney's birthdayA close up of Holly's cake for George Clooney's birthday (Image: SWNS)

She was delighted to receive a picture from the actor's PA which confirmed that the sponges were delicious.

Because her design featured a special emblem from the film she was unable to reveal her work until now, two years later, as the movie only comes out in cinemas today, Friday, January 12.

Camera crews filmed a lot of scenes for the biographical sports drama at the Cotswold Water Park.

Holly said: "I got a note from George's PA - it was very subtle - which said they were filming in the area and it was their director's birthday, it just needs to say 'Happy Birthday George' and should follow the theme of water and boating.

"It was short notice and a lot of pressure because I already had three weddings that weekend - I shouldn't really have said yes and I didn't even know it was for the George Clooney - but I worked extra hard to make it happen."

The young entrepreneur - who has been running her cake business since she was 18 - said she had to make three 10inch cakes to feed 200 people on set.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: George Clooney's PA ordered three Victoria sponges to feed 200 peopleGeorge Clooney's PA ordered three Victoria sponges to feed 200 people (Image: SWNS)
She added: "I was told not to say anything until the movie came out.

"From my point of view it was just another cake order - but it was picked up in a private taxi!

"It was a Victoria sponge, nothing fancy just a crowd pleaser."