Lizard and cockroach cakes from The Slice Ipoh Homebaker


Cakes play a big part in birthday celebrations. Even for those without a sweet tooth, it’s hard to go against the tradition of blowing out candles to mark our special occasion. Luckily for us, there are plenty of bakeries and home bakers around that serve up creative cakes for us to do so.

But one baker in Malaysia, The Slice Ipoh Homebaker, deserves a special mention because it makes custom cakes that include realistic animal and insect-themed ones. This creative homebaker based in Ipoh doesn’t only do your regular cakes decorated with puppies or kittens made from fondant. Instead, they make lizard” and “cockroach” cakes that come with edible versions of the critters to give your loved ones an unforgettable birthday surprise.


Ipoh homebaker has fondant lizard and cockroach cakes


The lizard cake was shared to The Slice Ipoh Homebaker’s Facebook account on 12th December 2020, along with a cheeky caption that reads, “Creepy little lizards for your birthday” with a heart-eyes emoji to cap it off. 

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - Lizard Cake
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

Photos that followed the post showed just how unique the cake looked, with a realistic lizard made of fondant acting as a cake topper. 2 more of these creepy crawlies decorate the murky, black-and-white cream-covered cake.

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - lizard cake
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

But this isn’t their first foray into making cake toppers of less-than-adorable animals – which Malaysians know well of and associate as house pests. The Slice Ipoh Homebaker also shared on their Facebook page on 28th November a cockroach cake, which they are also able to customise and bake for those who want to order an out-of-the-ordinary cake for their loved ones, or frenemies.

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - cockroach cake
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

Similar to the lizard cake, the “cockroaches” on the cake are made out of fondant and are entirely edible – from their “antenna” to “legs”. The only exception is that you’ll be getting more critters in this cake, as there’s a total of 5 cockroaches “crawling” on and around, and even emerging from it like a pest-infected horror movie scene.

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - cockroach cake
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker


Netizens cannot tahan lizard cake


With how unusual the whole thing looked, The Slice Ipoh Homebaker’s post about their lizard cake went viral, with over 9,000 shares and 1,000 reactions at the time of writing.

It got its share of locals wanting to receive anything but this cake on their birthdays, with Facebook user Sharmila Raj commenting, “OMG, I hope my friends don’t order this for me… I will immediately faint.” 

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Sharmila Raj 

But many more got playful with their comments, with a whole flurry of netizens tagging their friends and siblings to let them know just what they’ll be getting for their birthday.

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - Facebook
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

Others were just shocked at the sight of the unusual cake, as Jan aptly summed up all our thoughts, “I don’t even think that this exists,” while tagging another Facebook user. 

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Jan


Not all weird cakes at The Slice Ipoh Homebaker


Besides these not-so-yummy-looking cakes, The Slice Ipoh Homebaker does bake other more pleasant-looking and adorable cakes for their customers. A quick scroll of their Facebook photos turned up character-themed cakes, with Elsa from Frozen and a Stormtrooper from Star Wars, both cult-favourite films, making appearances

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - Frozen cake
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

They’ll also do up realistic or adorable models or replicas of your furry friends and loved ones for you out of cream and fondant to top your made-to-order cakes. 

The Slice Ipoh Homebaker - fondant cakes
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The Slice Ipoh Homebaker & The Slice Ipoh Homebaker


Lizard cake from The Slice Ipoh Homebaker


You may have seen the toilet roll cakes that graced our social media feed after the demand for the necessity spiked during the MCO, but we think these lizard and cockroach cakes, well, take the cake as one of the most unique things we’ve seen lately. We can’t help but applaud The Slice Ipoh Homebaker for thinking out of the box and creating something that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

If you’re thinking of getting a lizard cake for your birthday or for someone you know who’ll appreciate it, they cost RM165/900g for a 5-inch cake. The Slice Ipoh Homebaker currently only delivers to Ipoh. You can reach out to them through their Instagram or Facebook pages for further enquiries. 

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Cover image adapted from: The Slice Ipoh Homebaker & The Slice Ipoh Homebaker

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