Francesca Pitcher from North Star Cakes in the United Kingdom recently created an Internet stir with an amazingly realistic cake for her daughter's birthday that resembles a Burmese python. She posted photos on her Facebook page and soon the photos began to spread online.

She writes: “I am, honoured, flattered and utterly terrified this morning as the wonderful Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes tweeted a picture of my snake cake out to his 40,000 followers last night with the word 'AMAZING!!' and a link to my FB page. Who would have thought that the cake I made for my daughter's birthday party would cause such a stir and bring me a little closer to my idol.”

She added that the cake has doubled her Facebook likes in less than a week. As of early August, her Facebook page had 8,794 likes.

Pitcher created a lifelike snake cake for her six-year-old daughter’s birthday party. The 37-year-old fashioned the coiled-up Burmese python cake at the request of her daughter Claudia, who wanted a spooky themed birthday party following a trip to the zoo.

Francesca, who admits to being afraid of snakes, spent three days creating the realistic reptile after studying images of the yellow colored snake online.

North Star Cakes is a small baking business in Kent, owned and run by Francesca Pitcher who is a classically trained painter and sculptor with a passion for creating beautiful cakes. North Star Cakes offers wedding and celebration cakes.