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The wildlife-inspired cupcakes available at popular patissiere

Animal magic is a piece of cake! Amazing images show the wildlife-inspired cupcakes available at popular patissiere

Paint they sweet! You could describe these mini-masterpieces as the ultimate in creature comfort-eating.

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes.

From foxes and badgers to your favourite pet, Kitty can whip up a tasty treat which would make Paul Hollywood proud. Kitty, 41, of Brighton, East Sussex, says: ‘I’ve been passionate about animals my whole life. It’s exciting to combine my two loves.’

Having begun making her culinary creations when lockdown hit her day job as an aerial circus performer, she now sells her vegan sweet treats on kittygirlbakes.co.uk. 

She says: ‘My cupcakes have a vegan buttercream swirl then I freehand-sculpt fondant icing to form the animals to go on the top, giving them a 3D effect.

‘As a wildlife lover, I wanted to raise money to help the Australian animals affected by the bushfires. I made a lot of cute koala cupcakes and raised more than £1,000 for charity Animals Australia. After that, a lot of people asked if I had my own business or suggested I start one, so not long after that Kitty Girl Bakes was born.’

Decorating each cake can take from 15 minutes to an hour for the more complicated ones. ‘Cost varies depending on the detail and how long it will take.’

Kitty adds: ‘I’ve been blown away with the lovely responses. My owls and British birds especially received a lot of attention.’

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a dog

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a tiger

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a fox

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a hedgehog

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a robin

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a deer

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of an owl

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a bird

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a badger

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a squirrel 

Wildlife lover and Great British Bake Off fan Kitty Peels combines her two guilty pleasures to make stunning animal cupcakes, including this one of a dog

Kitty, 41, of Brighton, East Sussex, says: ‘I’ve been passionate about animals my whole life. It’s exciting to combine my two loves’

Is anyone else feline hungry? Brighton baker Kitty Peel shows off a range of purrfect cat cupcakes

Pretty flamingo: Kitty’s cupcake version of the brightly coloured bird sure looks pretty tasty

L-R – Ted the border terrier cross, Penny the cavachon and Badger the yorkie – three examples of this creative baker’s work

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