Barking mad but brilliant, the artists making uncanny canine cakes that look like real dogs (and they've even made one of Pudsey)
17:39 GMT, 28 May 2012
These are the clever canine cooks who are taking a ruff approach to confectionery.
Eddie Lebeau and her business partner Rich are the artists behind the genius that is Cake Doggy Dog.
From the doleful red-rimmed eyes of a Bassett Hound to the perky bat-like ears of a French bulldog, Eddie and Rich capture the characteristics of man's best friend to a tee.
And the icing artists, from South West London, have even paid tribute to some of the most famous dogs of our time, from a cake version of Britain's Got Talent winner Pudsy to the Queen's beloved corgi or the pint-sized pooches of the TOWIE stars.
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Their goal To create cakedogs 'so realistic they could lick your face.'
Their 'have your dog and eat it' project kicked off after they baked a barking mad bulldog birthday cake for a friend several years ago.
'Soon we were creating cakedogs for all our favourite people of all our favourite dogs, and making realistic cake versions of anything we could think of (cake cheese was a particular favourite!),' the two said on their website, cakedoggydog.com.
Skilled: Confectionary artists Rich Amon, left, and Eddie Lebeau, right
'Our vision is to ensure that cake decorating remains the art form that it is. What we we love most is making our cakes so exciting to look at that you won't want to eat them.
'Whether it's a cake that looks so much like your dog you're afraid it'll lick your face or cupcakes and cake pops that are so pretty you'll want to decorate your home with them, we ensure all our creations are a visual delight (and a tasty treat!)'
The amazing creations are handcrafted at every stage and can be made to look like a customer's own pet.
Cake Doggy Dog claim they can bring together the personality and character of your pet and capture it in cake.
The dog cakes are one standard size (made to fit on a 14” x 10” board), which divides into 25-30 small portions.
The cute cakes come in vanilla, chocolate or red velvet flavour and are priced at 300.
Cupcakes are 3.50 can be bought in gluten-free vanilla sponge and come in sweet and girlie ranges including Vintage Rose, Country Manor and The Box of Lost Things.
Cake pops collections include Russian Velvet Purple, Scarlet Lake Red and Clouded Sky Blue.
Cakes for the stars: A cake created for TOWIE stars Cara and Billi
Realistic: TOWIE's Cara and Billi were delighted with the cakes Eddie and Rich made in the likeness of their little dogs
Cakedog: A brilliant rendition of a Bassett Hound captures the dog's doleful eyes
Sponge dog: A British bulldog in repose for the owner of this beloved pooch
Cute: A Yorkshire terrier owner has their best friend rendered in a brilliantly realistic sitting pose, while right, a French bulldog is perfect
Unique: All of the cakes are handcrafted, and are said to be for dog lovers and lovers of the weird and wonderful everywhere
Have your dog and eat it: Eddie and Rich host a blog on their website and a Twitter feed where they post pictures of the cakes
Cake companions: The firm have almost 1,000 likes on Facebook, where they share their creations with fans
Follow Cake Doggy Dog on Twitter, www.twitter.com/cakedoggydog, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cakedoggydog, visit their website at www.cakedoggydog.com or contact them direct for commissions at [email protected]