Finger lickin’ creation by Bedford bakery gets the thumbs up

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Seventh Heaven Cakes
The KFC cake, made by Seventh Heaven in Bedford

A bakery in Bedford has created a finger lickin’ life size chicken bucket cake, complete with sides and a drink, as a birthday treat for one lucky Bedfordian.

The Bedford Independent spoke to Sarah Viola of Seventh Heaven Cakes to find out what it takes to create such an incredible edible…

“The hardest part was probably the cup as it’s so tall,” explained Sarah.

“The icing needed time to harden for us to be able to add the ice cubes and liquid (all from sugar) and the humidity this time of year goes against us.

“Although the KFC cake was time-consuming it wasn’t too difficult.  Edgar – the dragon from the John Lewis adverts who is in our window – was our most challenging to date.”

The bakery is located in Bedford’s Old Arcade, surrounded by similar independent businesses. Customers can take a sneak peek behind the scenes through the window into the workshop, and also admire other creations, including the 43” Edgar.

“There’s a great buzz going on within the Arcade,” said Sarah. “Units have been made smaller encouraging more local independents to give it a go.”

“The variety of independents has made it more attractive to the consumer and Bedford on the whole.”

Explaining the creative process, Sarah said, “When we receive a commission or are told by the customer ‘I will leave it to you guys’, this creates a really buzz of excitement among the staff as this allows us to showcase our artistic skills.”

“The KFC cake took approximately two of us four days and the corn on the cob took the most time as each corn was hand made.

“I actually don’t eat KFC however I really would have liked to cut into the bucket as the slice of cake would have been huge.”