We can't believe it's cake!

We've rounded up some fun and fascinating pics of weird and wonderful creations using cake. They are all so lifelike we just can't believe it's cake!

Nachos, or cake?

We've rounded up some fun and fascinating pics of weird and wonderful creations using cake. They are all so lifelike we just can't believe it's cake!

Get ready to say the following phrases: 'what?', 'no way!' and 'that's cake?' with this fun and fascinating collection of cake creations that look like the real deal!

From Gino D'Acampo's birthday cake twin to a whole plate of spaghetti and meatballs made out of - you guessed it - cake, we're finding it hard to believe that every single one of these lifelike creations are actually made from cake!

Prepare to have your mind boggled and to be ever so slightly amazed!

Soda bottle cakes Image: Instagram/bakedbyandres

First on the list are these amazing soda bottles made from, yes you guessed it, cake! How amazing do these edible bottles look? You really wouldn't guess that inside each bottle is layer upon layer of delicious cake.

Click through to see more of these jaw-dropping creations...

Nachos, or cake?

Image: Instagram/yolanda_gampp

Who could resist these delicious cheesy nachos with plenty of guac... Oh wait, it's actually a cake? We can't get our head round this one, it's almost impossible to guess that it's cake. The attention to detail is unbelievable - we can only guess how long it took baker Yolanda Gampp to make it...!

Tiger cake

Tiger cake

Image: Instagram/decobake_insta

This tiger cake is realistic enough to give anyone a fright! This super impressive cake was spotted at the Cake International in Birmingham, where there were hundreds of equally realistic and stunning bakes.

It may only be cake, but we won't get too close to this one...!

Sloth cake

Sloth cake

Image: Facebook/homeofthecakeartist

It took cake artist Vicki Smith 100 painstaking hours, six boxes of Shredded Wheat and plenty of marshmallows, crushed Oreos and chocolate fondant to make this super-realistic sloth cake, and the results are incredible!

Using single strands of Shredded Wheat for the thick fur pelt, this incredibly life-like cake was created to raise awareness for the endangered sloth.

Prince George cake

Prince George cake

Image: Facebook/Tastycakes

So, which one is which?! Cake artist Lara Mason has really pushed the boat out with her latest creation - a cake that looks exactly like Prince George! The talented cake maker recreated the little prince in the adorable outfit he wore to his sister Charlotte's christening.

The cake, which took Laura a staggering 30 hours to create and stands just under 3ft tall, won the gold award at the Cake International Show in Birmingham.This is not her first gold medal either, Lara previously won gold for her life-sized cakes of Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

We're certainly impressed with Lara's royal work of edible art - but do you think it's cute or creepy? 

Paul Hollywood in cupcakes

Paul hollywood cupcakes

(Image credit: Google)

Looks like Paul Hollywood has had a serious makeover, the cupcake kind! This edible piece of art is made with a whopping 1,516 cupcakes and took around 150 hours to make. Wow. We really hope Paul appreciated the effort! This masterpiece was made by Prudence Staite of food design firm Food Is Art for ao.com. Now how about a nibble on Paul's ear if you don't mind?

KFC cake

KFC cake

Nope, your eyes do not deceive you. This really is a cake! From chicken to fries from bucket to corn, this mind-boggling cake is 95% edible. Made in Australia, by baker Branka Njegich, this cake has certainly taken the internet by storm.

The mind-boggling trainers cake

We can't believe it's cake

Yes. A pair of these trainers along with the shoe box is made completely and utterly from cake*. We know, we can't believe it either! Cake pro, Tanya's Take On Cake shared this snap via Reddit and has got the whole Internet boggled!

(*if you can't work out which one is real and which one is cake, it's the one on the left that is made from cake - hard to tell though, right?!)

Transformers cake

Transformers cake

This is not just any birthday cake, this is a Transformers birthday cake and you know what that means... this cake transforms (yes, really!) from truck to robot! Our minds are completely and utterly boggled! Made by Russell Munro for his son's 6th birthday, this cake has taken the internet by storm.

Prepare to be amazed...

Witchy wonder

We can't believe it's cake

Ah! This gruesome witch is made from cake and cake alone. We just can't believe how realistic it is along with her toad. This cake was designed by Janet MacPherson.

Monkey madness

We can't believe it's cake

Wow! We just don't think we'd have the heart to cut into this amazing gorilla cake. Every inch is made with cake or fondant. Made by The Cake Illusionist.

Greedy gremlin

We can't believe it's cake

Yes, this is yet another mind boggling cake that firstly doesn't look like cake and is secondly, defying the laws of gravity! Made by Cotsworld Finest Cakes.

Eye of the tiger

We can't believe it's cake

This cake looks a little too real for our liking. The Cake Illusionist had this tiger displayed at the Cake and Bake Show 2014.

Baked Off

We can't believe it's cake

We just love this baked version of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. The detail and time that must of gone into this cake is unbelieveable. A very talented cake by the Tattooed Bakers.

A dress to impress

We can't believe it's cake

Yes, this amazing life size dress is really made from cake! Displayed at the Cake & Bake Show 2014, this impressive cake was made by Pink Face Cakes.

Polly want a cracker?

We can't believe it's cake

Wow. Just wow. We can't believe that these two parrots aren't actually parrots, they're cake! Displayed at the Cake International in Manchester, it was more like visiting the zoo with this cake.

We don't know if we'd have the guts to cut into it though - it's just too real!

Polar bear cake

We can't believe it's cake

We think this polar bear cake is pretty damn impressive. Look at the fur - it looks fluffy enough to touch! Even the can looks like a real can of Coke. Our minds are boggled!

The baker at Cake International in Manchester has even gone one step further and made a 'snow' covered board with mini ice sculptures - we love it!

Berry cake

We can't believe it's cake

Can you guess which celeb baker this is? She's one of our faves! This cake definitely gets a thumbs up from us even though it's a little creepy. We think the likeness and the detail that's gone into to it is amazing - don't you?

This cake was made at the Cake International in Manchester and certainly caught judge Mary Berry's eye!

Mini meerkat

We can't believe it's cake

Altogether now... 'Awww!' How sweet is this mini meerkat cake? We bet you can guess which meerkat this is in cake form - it looks soft and cuddly all in one.

We just love it's little onesie too - very clever! We bet the judges at Cake International in Manchester were very impressed!

What a cry baby

We can't believe it's cake

There's something creepy about this cake - maybe it's the fact that it just looks too real for our liking, especially the baby.

We reckon it must of taken the cake decorator ages to get ever single detail right for the contest at Cake International in Manchester.


We can't believe it's cake

There's something fishy about this collection. It could be the cheap prices that they're labelled at or it could be that they're not fish at all, they're cake - yes, really!

This cake was made for the Cake International show in Manchester and went down a storm with the judges. It didn't win first plaice (see what we did there?) but it definitely turned a few heads.

A slice of music

We can't believe it's cake

Can you believe that this guitar is in fact made from cake? No? Neither can we! Our minds are blown at this life-sized guitar cake made for the Cake International show in Manchester.

From the strings to the amp hidden behind, every inch of this musical instrument is edible. If only we were there to sample some!

Is it gold? Is it art? No, it's cake!

Golden cupcake

Cast your eyes on this! 'What is it?!' we hear you cry! Well, goodtoknowers, it's not art, or gold, this is in fact the world's most expensive cupcake. It was made with Hawaiian AA tea, Chateau Yquem wine, Ritz scoffer and Charbonnel et Walker chocolates (don't worry, we hadn't heard of most of those things either!) It was created by Rosalind Murphy and would set you back a seriously impressive, £768.85.

There's not much more we love than a good slice of cake - but over £700 for a cupcake does seem a little pricey! 

Warning! This cake may bite!

Snake cake

Yes, this really is a cake! This deliciousssss snake cake was a birthday surprise for creator Francesca Pitcher's 6-year-old daughter who had taken a shine to an enormous albino Burmese python at her recent visit to the zoo.

Some of the adults at the party wouldn't let their kids go anywhere near it just in case it was real! We don't blame them - eek!

Maccy D's anyone?

Burger and chips cake

This may look like an average burger and chips but, you've guessed it, it's actually made from cake! Famous in San Francisco for her lifelike cakes, Debbie Goard knocked this one up in weeks.

From each individual chip to the ketchup pots on the side, this entire feast is made from the sweet substance that we like to call cake.

Mini mower

Lawn mower cake

We don't know why, but every man, at one point in their lifetime, has an obsession with lawn mowers!

This cake, made for the Chelsea Flower Show in London, drew the attention of plenty of men and some of the guys who passed it by even thought it was a new miniature version and got rather excited - bless!

Gino's got a twin!

Gino D'Acampo birthday cake

Ladies, we all love a bit of Gino D'Acampo on our television screens every now and then but imagine if he had a twin (yes, take a moment to really think about that!).

Michelle Wibowo, one of Gino's biggest fans, decided to go one step further than the rest and made him a life-sized replica of his head using cake.

There is a slighty creepy element to it, but then again it is Gino, so we'll let him off!

Holy cake!

St. Bride's Church cake model

This piece of artwork must have taken months to make! At first glance you'd probably think this impressive church was carved from wood - but the structure is good old flour, egg and sugar!

It's so detailed and precise - we've never seen a cake like it! Made as a wedding cake for a very lucky couple, this cake stole the show.

Do you want mustard with that?

Fun fair food cake

Everyone loves classic funfair-style food. From the mustard-packed hot dog to the towering stack of popcorn, this funfair food is one of a kind.

Created by baking genius Debbie Goard, we just can't seem to get our heads around each item being made from cake... AMAZING!

Blackberry cake (it works both ways!)

Mobile phone cake

Er excuse me, you forgot your mobile ph... wait a second! Is that cake?!

Has your jaw dropped in amazement yet? This cake is the exact replica of a Blackberry mobile phone down to every last detail. Made by San Francisco's finest, Debbie Goard, this cake was made for one very lucky customer. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everything was made from cake? Hmmm...

Dinner and dessert in one

Roast ham cake

Cooking a roast dinner for the family this weekend? Why not throw a spanner in the works and make this lifelike roast ham cake? They wouldn't see it coming!

We're hoping this cake is not ham flavoured, but when it looks that good, we'd probably still eat it! This cake was made by a baker for a customer who decided they wanted a ham birthday cake - what a weird request!

Say 'cheese!'

Nikon camera cake

Now you know what we're about to say but we just can't help it - we can't believe it's cake!!!

It looks like a real Nikon camera, it's the same size as a real Nikon camera but does it taste like a real Nikon camera? Well, probably not, but how amazing is this creative cake by Debbie Goard?

Spider cake, Spider cake!

Spider cake decoration

If you don't like spiders, we apologise in advance... We're not too keen on them either, but we can breathe a sigh of relief to know that this bad boy is made from sugarpaste!

Of course we wouldn't be in a hurry to try some - it just looks a little too scary for our liking!

Made by Cecilia Chalmers, this incy-wincy spider was requested by customer Tyrone Jacques who wanted to conquer his fear of spiders - well that's one way to do it!

Cake Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II cake

Her majesty the Queen has arrived! Oh no, wait - it's actually a cake replica of the Queen. This creative and spot-on cake definitely captures every detail of our beloved Queen.

We think this cake could be her double - not sure if it would have survived jumping out of the helicopter with James Bond at the Olympic ceremony, though!

Spaghetti and cakeballs

Spaghetti and meatballs cake

Imagine tucking into this feast and getting a surprise mouthful of cake! You would certainly feel extremely confused - as would your tastebuds!

Cake scarf

Knitting cake

Why not keep warm this winter and knit yourself a cake scarf? Wear, eat it - it's an all-in-one pleaser!

This knitting masterpiece, made by Paul James, definitely pulled the wool over our eyes (see what we did there?) and tricked us to believe that it's actually a knitted scarf in progress when really it's cake, cake and more cake!

Is that a fry-up?

Fry-up cake

Nothing beats a full English fry-up on a Sunday morning but, if you're a cake-lover, this version could definitely give the classic treat a run for its money.

Eggs made from cake, bacon made from cake... Do you serve it with tomato ketchup or is that just a little too strange?

Tallest cake in the world

Tallest cake in the world

Wow! This is (according to Guinness World Records, 2012) the tallest cake in the world! This 8 metre high cake created in China is made from; 500kg of eggs, 260kg of flour, 200kg of cream, 100kg of fruit and 80kg of chocolate... phew - that's a lot!

The cake also weighed 2 tonnes and was made by 20 chefs in 24 hours - and we still can't believe it's cake!

Here comes the cake

Wedding dress cake

Wow! At first glimpse you think - what a lovely wedding gown! But when you get a little bit closer and have a good old sniff, this sweet smelling dress is made from cake.

Measuring 6ft high made up of 17 tiers of sponge cake, this dress was made by Donna Millington-Day for a very lucky couple who got to cut into this beauty. We wouldn't know where to start!

Cake on wheels

Train cake

Yes, this really is a train made from cake! Sitting along the other (real) trains at Paddington station, this life-like cake was made by a team of 15 specialist bakers - and what a great job they did!

The cake was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Heathrow Express and it took a whopping 30 hours to make! Wow! All aboard the Cakeway Express!

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies