Dad baked huge Cornish pasty to celebrate son's birth...matching exact size and weight of the baby

Tim Fuge, 33, decided to take on the task after seeing a post online of another father using a pasty to demonstrate the measurements of his child

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A dad baked a huge Cornish pasty to celebrate the birth of his son - matching the exact same size and weight of the baby.

Tim Fuge, 33, decided to take on the task after seeing a post online of another father using a pasty to demonstrate the measurements of his child.

It took Tim two-and-a-half hours to produce the 2.8 kilo (6.4lb) pasty after researching the method online and doing a practice run.

He said the hardest part was finding a tray big enough to cook on - discovering eventually that a grilling rack was the perfect size.

It then took him a staggering 19 hours to eat the 7,000 calorie Cornish treat - leaving him "absolutely stuffed".

The pasty - made to mark the birth of two-week-old baby Jowan - had a filling of beef skirt, swede, onion and potatoes.

Tim said: "I saw on Facebook that people are trying to make their own pasties as the bakeries and shops are shut.

"There was a picture of a bloke holding a pasty next to his baby to show how big it was. I thought: 'I can go one better'.

"I had never made a pasty before, apart from a couple of days before - but I had eaten plenty!

"I tried to work it all out. There's a Cornish Pasty Association website that gives you the ingredients.

"It came out bang up to how much the baby weighed when he was born.

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"It was then in the oven for two-and-a-half hours while we went for our daily walk.

"I didn't have any breakfast that day and started eating it at lunch. I finished it the next day. It actually tasted really, really good.

"My wife was annoyed because it was nicer than hers! But I had to get her to do the crimping.

"I think it's about 7,000 calories - I tried to work that out from the ingredients."

Tim lives in Liskeard, Cornwall, with wife Jen, 32, and other sons Aiden, four, and Rory, two.

A self-employed lead worker, he hasn't been able to work since the coronavirus lockdown was enforced - giving him the time to bake.

He added: "I wouldn't have had time to do this if I was still working.

"It's been nice to spend some more time with the kids.

"I do like cooking, but I don't normally get a chance - I walk in the door and my wife has made it."

Jowan was born on April 4. Tim baked the pasty on Thursday (16th) - the baby's original birth date. It measured half a metre (50cm) in diameter.