PHOTOS: Former tattoo artist makes cakes that look like real objects – Insider – INSIDER

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  • British tattoo artist Ben Cullen, also known as The Bake King, went from creating art on skin to inking up icing with hyper-realistic cakes.
  • He told Insider that a chance encounter with a tattoo client’s mom piqued his interest. 
  • Now, Cullen has appeared on TV show “Extreme Cake Makers,” has celebrity customers like Rita Ora, and hundreds of thousands of fans online. 
  • He told Insider when he first started out “it wasn’t easy by any stretch, and my first few attempts were shocking. But I was hooked, and obsessed with getting better and learning more.”
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more details.

When you picture a cake, you probably think of a round, pretty, and decadent confection with a dainty layer of icing. 

But some in the business of baking are turning their talents to creating what appear to be everyday objects, but are actually sculpted from sponge and filling.

Former British tattooist Ben Cullen, also known as the Bake King, is one of those people. 

Not only does he have a strong online following, Cullen starred on the UK’s Channel 4 programme “Extreme Cake Makers,” and has produced pieces which look more like his celebrity clients than the celebrities themselves. 

His artistic illusions spark disbelief at what your eyes are seeing as each baked good is painstakingly brought to life.

People coming across Cullen’s work would be surprised to know that he never intentionally set out to carve a career from cake as, by his own admission, he looks much more like a tattoo artist than baker.

He told Insider it was certainly something he didn’t see coming. 

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