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Woman bakes cakes that look like other foods

Inspired by TV's Great British Bake Off, a new mum has taken to creating incredibly realistic cakes, replicating everything from bangers and mash to duck and crispy pancakes. When admin worker Abbie Small, 33, first settled down to watch an episode of the Channel 4 favourite about three years ago, she was soon hooked – eventually becoming so inspired that she decided to follow in the contestants' footsteps and try her hand at baking. Initially, making cupcakes and themed bakes, mostly for family and friends, she then watched another Channel 4 food show – Extreme Cake Makers, where specialist bakers go all out to make jaw-dropping creations – and was motivated to take things to the next level.

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