Meet the star baker who creates cakes from celebrity faces

5 Mar 2015 @ 7.06 pm
| Charity, Food & drink
Who else to fashion in sponge but the judges of The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood? Photographs: Zoe Paterson

Do you fancy a slice of celebrity? Then look no further than Zoe Paterson, who crafts cakes in the shape of the most famous faces in showbusiness.

The star baker, from South Bank, York, has cooked up everyone from mopey minstrel Morrissey to knighted naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

How to help Zoe for Comic Relief

Go along to the Showstopper Bake Sale on Fri Mar 13 @ 11am-5.30pm

The sale takes place at Love Cheese, 16 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

To commission a cake – pledge £25 or more on this page

To bake other things for the bake sale join the Meet Ups group

To help man the stall on the day, or for any other questions email Zoe

Check out the blog and everything else on the Oi! FaceCake website

Zoe lived in London before her move to York last September. It was when she left her job working on the interactive team for BBC Radios 1, 2 and 6 Music, that her sponge and icing portaiture came to the fore.

“As a parting shot for 6 Music I baked a cake of Jarvis Cocker’s face,” Zoe sad.

“I was just interested to see if I could do it really. I thought I’m known for baking in the office, I’m known for being obsessed with Jarvis – how about I mash those two things together?

“It went down really well.”

Now she has set herself a major fundraising goal – to make 30 FaceCakes of comedians to be sold at a bake sale for Comic Relief next Friday (March 13).

Zoe needs bakers to help her reach her target and make some serious cash with the funny fondant fizzogs.

“A few bakers have got on board. I need more, frankly,” she said. To commission a comedian cake or help with the baking, see the panel above.

Already York brewery Little Brew have commissioned a cake of Sheffield comic character John Shuttleworth – who will be fashioned from Yorkshire parkin.

So how does the magic happen? Zoe talks us through the magic in this gallery of her cracking cakes. Click on a picture for a gallery view…

Famous faces in fondant

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