Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

Francesca Pitcher from North Star Cakes in the UK created this disturbingly realistic Burmese python cake for her daughter’s birthday. She posted it on her Facebook page and it’s gone viral from there. Decorative cake guru Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes even tweeted about it.

Nice job, but maybe too realistic. I think I just lost my sweet tooth. Hey, wait, she could be onto something — make all of those deadly desserts LOOK deadly.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Matt Richardson

    YIKES! Something I absolutely hate combined with something I absolutely love. I’ve never felt so torn…

  • http://www.fieldguidetohummingbirds.com Sheri

    What have you got against cake?

  • P. Burmese

    As striking as it appears I’d recoil from a second helping.

  • http://www.doobybrain.com/2012/08/11/a-cake-that-looks-like-a-real-burmese-python-snake/ A cake that looks like a real Burmese Python snake | Doobybrain.com

    […] not. IT’S A CAKE. A cake made by North Star Cakes that really looks like the real reptile. Frightening! EmailTwitterFacebookReddit Spalding basketball […]

  • Dave Cook

    My little boy flipped when he saw this

  • http://www.androgynouskelly.com/fun-crap/snake-cake/ - Snake cake!
  • http://blog.makezine.com/2012/08/13/your-comments-36/ MAKE | Your Comments

    […] response to Snake Cake! Run for your Lives!, P. Burmese says: As striking as it appears I’d recoil from a second […]

  • Amadeus

    Perhaps you can find a chocolate mouse inside?

  • https://www.jimsjournal.com Jeeem

    This is unbelievably realistic! Francesca, you’re a pro! I don’t think there are many bakers out there who could match your expertise. Kudo’s to you and your talent!
    Jeeem

  • Dave S.

    Yes, yes, YES. Icing roses and drapery pale before this inspired decoration. Please post some how-to details. I’d love to take my darling’s birthday cake to the next level.

  • http://frugalfrightsanddelights.wordpress.com Frugal Frights and Delights

    This is just way too cool. It just about rivals my body cavity cake! Great, great, job!

  • http://kholli.wordpress.com kholli

    That is adorable! I love it. Nice work.

  • Andrea S. Williams

    Please give me the recipe, I want to make this for a snake lover!

  • http://twitter.com/tzarinna tzarinna (@tzarinna)

    I use to really be into snakes, it’s so beautiful. I’d love to make one just to freak people out on April Fool’s Day.

  • http://blog.makezine.com/2012/11/17/retro-gaming-cake-brings-back-memories-dysentery/ MAKE | Retro-Gaming Cake Brings Back Memories, Dysentery

    […] More: Snake Cake. Run for Your Lives! […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2012/11/18/retro-gaming-cake-brings-back-memories-dysentery/ Retro-Gaming Cake Brings Back Memories, Dysentery

    […] Snake Cake. Run for Your Lives! […]

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Supplies at Maker Shed