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By Eileen Kersey     Jan 3, 2013 in Food
London - Sarah Hardy Cakes is a local business operating in London in the UK. Sarah is also a member of the Eat Your Heart Out edible art movement. Her Christmas creation for 2012, a cake that resembled a raw turkey, is proving to be a bit of a hit.
You can find Sarah Hardy Cakes on Facebook , where the current media attention, which surrounded her Raw Turkey cake, is bringing new visitors.
Sarah created a cake which looked to all intents and purposes like a raw turkey, in a foil cooking tray, waiting to go into the oven. It was in fact an orange and rum spice cake reported the mailonline. What had transformed the turkey shaped cake into a masterpiece was marzipan, which looked exactly like the skin of an uncooked turkey.
Why raw turkey? Sarah enjoys baking the weird and the wonderful. In deciding the subject matter for this Christmas cake Sarah thought about what would look the most unappealing to her Christmas guests. The cake, however, proved a great success and Sarah is now considering adding this cake to her range. Operating a local cake business Sarah is sure this cake will be a hit with her customers.
If you like your food to look appetising perhaps it would not have been the cake for you. If, however, you like the quirky and different it would perfectly fit the bill.
On Facebook Sarah claims that the cake only took one day to make pointing out that the mailonline editorial wrongly quoted three days. If three days had been available Sarah writes "she would have made the giblets too". The page has images of the cake before it was cut into, looking every inch a raw bird waiting to be cooked, and after it was cut.
Once cut, the cake looks less like a bird, for obvious reasons. The cake and cream layers are a giveaway but the skin looks more like marzipan too.
If this cake interests or horrifies you check out the Eat Your Heart Out edible art cake movement online blog. Sarah is involved in this edible art movement. Cakes which you would swear were actually a pair of lungs or a raw wound being treat with maggots are just two on offer.
Tickets for a January edible art pop up are available from January 4 by way of The Helpers DVD UK The event is being organised by KochMediaUK and Miss Cakehead who runs the EYHO.
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