My cake head making goes back to the 1990s my first head being of John the Baptist for a friend's birthday. He was eaten before I thought of taking a photo..I went on to do Tony Blair but the first cake to become part of my art practise was a giant sponge baby. It was to do with the phrase "he looks good enough to eat" often used with babies. I have always enjoyed people's responses to the cake heads because on the one hand they are often surprised to find the sculpture is cake, and secondly the mixed reactions to the cake head cutting from laughter to horrified gasps and sometimes screams. It has become a signature feature for solo shows, open studio and open house events.
Alun Armstrong, the actor cutting the Queen's head. Photo by Lynn Selwyn-Reeves @furzedownstudio_photography