Texas Baker Makes Hyper-Realistic 'Selfie Cake' and Cuts into It in a Video

Rebelander Basilan
Oct 04, 2020
10:30 A.M.
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Texas baker Natalie Sideserf is seen cutting up her "selfie cake" in a recently-uploaded video that has gone viral on social media.


As shown in the clip she posted on Instagram on September 14, Natalie Sideserf stands next to the confectionary version of herself. The popular baker then uses a giant knife to slice her own baked head open.

Unsurprisingly, the video, which Sideserf captioned "Cutting up my #SelfieCake!" has gone viral. It has been viewed nearly 100,000 times as of this writing.

Natalie Sideserf demonstrating how she makes a "selfie cake" on September 14, 2020. | Photo: YouTube/Sideserf Cake Studio


One Instagram user asked whether or not she felt awkward while cutting her "selfie cake." The user added that she could not even hurt her own photo.

In an interview with TODAY Food, Sideserf said she has been making hyper-realistic baked goods for almost a decade. Recently, she decided to take things to the next level. Sideserf continued:

"Selfie cake was something I thought no one had ever seen before."


The video Sideserf shared on Instagram is exactly what she was going for. She explained that she loves it that some people appreciated the video while some hated it.

Sideserf, who has more than 210,000 followers on Instagram, added that there may be people who hate what she does but that she is "100 percent cool" with it. That's what's fun about it, she said.

The famous baker runs Sideserf Cake Studio with her husband.


The famous baker runs Sideserf Cake Studio with her husband. While her husband handles the baking of the actual cakes, she does the elaborate decorations.

Meanwhile, the "everything is cake" trend overwhelmed the web as people shared clips slicing open what appeared to be regular objects, only for them to be cake.


The fun started back in July when BuzzFeed uploaded a montage clip of the cakes made by Tuba Geckil, a Turkish food artist and pastry master, on Twitter.

Geckil changes the ordinary into the extraordinary and sculpts cakes to resemble ordinary things such as tissue, cleanser, organic product, and pruned plants.


Geckil also turns savory dishes like pizza and steak into sweet treats worthy of a museum display spot. At first glance, each of Geckil's creations in the video looks normal — until a knife cuts into it and reveals the cake filling.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not just "selfie cakes" or hyper-realistic cakes that have become popular. Many people also make "depression cakes," which, according to Chef Michael Zebrowski, helps one save cost, especially during the current global crisis, because of its cheaper ingredients.


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