Some call her the baker from hell, others – a diabolical genius, but one thing is for sure – Sarah Hardy has one hell of a talent. This British baker has the most unique, goriest, craziest, and weirdest chocolate and cake ideas you’ve ever seen. Do you want chocolate that looks like a human brain? You got it! Fancy something sweet that looks just like a pig’s heart? Call Sarah! “I love what I do. I get to be curious and create intriguing things out of delicious chocolate and this makes me happy. I get to make things that look like things that aren’t tasty… and then they are tasty. It’s a definite thing,” Sarah writes on her official page The Edible Museum.

Although Sarah Hardy’s name has been known for a long time to those that are into baking, she just recently went viral with her raw turkey cake. It sounds just as it looks – pretty revolting, but, God, oh-so-cool! “I used to be a sculptor and when I had children I stopped being able to work in the way I had – eventually it just popped out in edible art form because with kids you get to have birthday parties for which you get to make beautiful cakes. I do love a celebration!” Sarah told Bored Panda.

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Ceci n’est pas une Thanksgiving turkey

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As you probably already figured out, this turkey is not what it seems, because this slightly repulsive-looking raw bird is actually a meticulously decorated cake. This realistic artwork is made from four layers of sponge layered with buttercream icing that gives the cake a realistic pinkish skin tone. “Honestly, I was making weird stuff all the way through my life – you should see some of my teenage sculptures with hair sprouting out of vertebrae and bulbous stretchy feet. But the real reason it got ‘odd’ was probably frustration. I had been making wedding cakes, trying to make real, proper cakes. And I started to add the odd brown petal or insect to the beautiful sugar flowers. I don’t even know if all the brides knew…

Then finally I was fed up with making food art that looked like what other top designers were doing and made something more akin to a Dutch still life with snails crawling all over – I also love still life and Moments Mori. Beauty and death altogether,” Sarah told us.

It looks like one, but it’s actually a delicious (we assume) cake

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“When you’re buying chocolate or a cool cake, you tend to be giving it to someone as a present and you want to give them an experience, not just a taste experience but the experience of surprise and a little bit of joy as well. But most of the creative ideas are just things that I love. I’m just interested in natural history, internal organs, historical artifacts. If I like it and it’s cool, I’ll just make it edible,” the baker told Art Insider.

It’s made by Sarah Hardy – a baker based in the UK who takes on the craziest baking projects

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The 3D artwork not only looks amazing, but it is actually (and understandably) quite hard to make. The process of making one can take days and would cost over $600 to order. “I love being called a genius!” Sarah told Bored Panda. “But it’s not true, I just have funny ideas and am prepared to fiddle for ages until I get the right effect. Many people don’t understand why one would want to make something that looks like a raw turkey… it is admittedly not for everyone.”

One of which is this raw turkey cake

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To give the impression of plucked skin, Sarah makes small dots of marzipan all over the cake. It is the final layer on the turkey, after which Sarah puts a string around the turkey’s legs and paints some more details with a food dye. Just before serving, a syrup is glazed on the cake to give it a shiny appearance. If you’d like to make this cake yourself, here’s a link to a tutorial and a video as well.

Here’s how the turkey cake looks in action


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People had some really strong opinions on this cake