News ID: 318092
Published: 1217 GMT November 21, 2021

TV baker shares adorable picture of newborn baby but everyone thinks she's a cake

TV baker shares adorable picture of newborn baby but everyone thinks she's a cake

A TV baker who broke the Internet with his life-sized hospital patient cake has had to stop posting images on his Instagram because fans simply don't know what's real anymore.

And Bake King Ben Cullen's breathtaking optical illusion cakes are so realistic that fans even thought his newborn daughter was edible when he shared a snap of her to celebrate the birth, wrote.

Ben, 30, who lives in Chester, UK, has had a number of requests from A-list celebrities since appearing on Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers.

The artist often leaves people speechless with his life-like designs and previously sent the Internet into a complete frenzy after his human-sized hospital patient turned out to be a cake.

The dad says his creations have become so realistic, he is unable to post pictures of his day-to-day life as people don't believe anything is real anymore.

He told the Daily Star: "This is the problem isn't it?

"I've made a bed for myself now because I can't post anything.

"My Instagram for example...It was my Instagram but now it has been taken over by cakes.

"I used to post pictures of just me with my friends going out on a Friday night and that can't happen anymore because people are staring at it like hang on a minute.

"So apart from cakes, I only post things that are really important to me, like Willow, but loads of people still thought she was a cake!"

The dad showed off his beautiful daughter – Willow Grace Cullen – to the world with an Instagram post and revealed her staggering size – making it even harder to believe that she wasn't a cake.

He wrote: "She is just the most incredible thing I have ever seen in my life, I’m the luckiest man in the world! Willow was born 31/05/21 weighing 9.1 what a chunk!"

In response, one user said: "Cake or baby?"

Another person commented: "For a second I thought this was a cake."

While someone else replied: "Oh, I thought this was another cake."

While other fans praised Ben for his "best creation yet" and said Willow would be getting the "most amazing birthday cakes ever".

Speaking about how the cake success has allowed him to support his family, he said: "When I first started, I was a bit carefree and I was younger, it was a risk worth taking.

"It's a very difficult industry to create a business out of compared to the hours that you put in – there are way more well paid more secure industries that you can get into.

"Before I was a graphic designer, for example, it's a well-paid career and you sit at a desk and it's good fun and you'll get good money to do that and there's security there.

"Whereas cake decorating can be a very harsh industry because of the levels of competition but luckily for me I have managed to find a bit of a niche.

"But it's definitely not an easy job for the money you get paid because to be able to support your family you have to give up everything, all of your hours, to make sure it's perfect."

Some of Ben's pieces such as his hospital patient can cost thousands of pounds in ingredients and take around an entire week to make.


Ben Cullen wowed his followers with his realistic hospital patient cake.


He says he's found it "very hard" to juggle spending time with Willow and balancing his ever-growing workload and unusual requests from clients.

Despite his incredible eye for detail Ben's happy to admit that he's got his mum to thank for helping him start his baking journey.

Since then Ben hasn't looked back and despite the hours and hours it takes to create each cake, the father said his favorite moment of the process is knowing that his client has eaten it.


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