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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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Matt Richardson says:

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

  2. Sheri says:

    What have you got against cake?

  3. P. Burmese says:

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

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  5. Dave Cook says:

    My little boy flipped when he saw this

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  7. Amadeus says:

    Perhaps you can find a chocolate mouse inside?

  8. Jeeem says:

    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!

  9. Dave S. says:

    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.

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

  11. kholli says:

    That is adorable! I love it. Nice work.

  12. Andrea S. Williams says:

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

  13. 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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