Roast, Fish Sticks and Pizza for Dessert – Amateur Baker Creates Cakes That Look Like Savory Dishes

The bad news is the delicious-looking hunk of roast beef, burrito or fish fingers featured in the photos below are not what they seem. The good news is they are actually cakes designed by English amateur baker Louise Caola.

Ever since she was a little girl helping her mother around the kitchen, Londoner Louise Caola loved to bake. After studying fashion marketing at university, she landed a job in advertising, but continued to make cakes during her free time. The 23-year-old designed her first sausage and potato mash cake for a friend’s birthday and received praises from everyone who got to see it before it was devoured, which fueled her passion for novelty desserts. She immediately started working on even more impressive cakes in her free time and posted photos of them on social networks like Twitter and Instagram. Soon Louise was flooded with orders from all over the internet and she started taking her hobby more seriously. A few weeks ago, the amateur baker finally decided to quit her job and focus all her attention on her newly-created novelty cake brand called Poppy&Lulu (after a couple of close childhood friends). For the time being she only offers hand-delivery around London, but hopes to one day expand nationwide and have a team of bakers helping her make fun cakes.

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Louise Caola says her cakes take up to four hours to create (which is not nearly as long as you would think) and involve a lot of trial and error. The roast beef and baked potatoes is currently her favorite cake, while the Nando’s menu, with chicken, burger, fries and sweetcorn was the hardest to make. That’s mainly because she had to roll every little piece of corn individually. Her future projects include cakes shapes as eggs Benedict and a bunch of bananas.

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Photos © Louise Caola

Sources: Daily Mail, Twitter, Instagram


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  • Nina Taylor Posted on September 19, 2013

    a little dinner for dessert?

  • HMFan Posted on October 24, 2013

    Well, poop! I had this idea 5 years ago! We had a company picnic that involved a dessert contest. I made something called Bedeviling Eggs: coconut jello (in Hawaii called haupia) molded in eggs molds, sliced in half and topped with small, yellow meringues flavored with vanilla, lemon and banana. Their fictitious company of origin was called Faux Gras. And I thought it would be fun to make food that looks like something it’s not, like a “cake” that’s really roast beef “frosted” with mashed potatoes. Congratulations, Louise, for making my dream come true! Nice work!