The sight of pests like lizards and cockroaches is enough to make one’s skin crawl. Seeing them in edible form atop a cake, though, might either help one confront their fears or turn them off entirely. Who would think it’s a good idea to serve edible pest replicas on a cake?
Well, that someone is The Slice Ipoh Homebaker. If you are a fan, this baker makes cakes that come embellished with eerily realistic cockroaches and lizards that you can eat.
A post on their Facebook page shows pictures of a muddy grey cake covered with lizards, not just on top of the cake, but crawling on the sides too. And it’s garnered the attention of quite a number of netizens, with over 12,000 shares.
The home baker has also shared photos of other cakes that would make the skin of most people crawl — one covered with terrifyingly realistic cockroaches and the other topped with a smiling lizard and caterpillars.
It isn’t surprising that these cakes have left plenty of people feeling appalled and nauseated.
Others though have cheekily tagged their friends and joked about getting it for a future birthday celebration.
While The Slice Ipoh Homebaker’s lizard and cockroach cakes are not our cup of tea, they do craft other types of cakes in the form of bags, lifelike hearts, branded cars and even an entire office building.
However, given the baker’s penchant for cakes that have a unique target audience, it seems certain that we can expect more “uncomfortable” creations.
Text: Melissa Teo/AsiaOne