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 freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’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…

  • Sheri

    What have you got against cake?

  • P. Burmese

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

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  • Dave Cook

    My little boy flipped when he saw this

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  • Amadeus

    Perhaps you can find a chocolate mouse inside?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Frugal Frights and Delights

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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