A baker from Glasgow has wowed football fans and cake lovers alike online with her stunning recreation of Celtic Park.

Christie Howieson, who has previously gone viral thanks to her hyper-realistic cakes and runs her own business Cake Days A Week, explained that this was her second attempt at making a Parkhead cake, after creating one for her boyfriend a few years ago.

Christie said she has learned a lot in the time between this cake and her first attempt (below) and it shows. Picture: Cake Days A Week

She said: “The first one I made was for my boyfriend’s birthday so it’s nice to do it a couple of years on, and see some progress.”

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The original Parkhead cake. Picture: Cake Days A Week

The cake maker added that the lifelike creation, which was ordered by a lady from Ayr for her husbands 50th, took the best part of three days to make, the longest any of her cakes have taken yet.

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Christie has also made cakes for Rangers fans. Picture: CDAW

She added: “You really feel like an architect because you need to consider scale and shape to make sure everything looks in proportion- I’m really happy with the detail though and how it all turned out.”

No, that’s not a fry up. Picture: Cake Days A Week

According to the young entrepreneur, when her customer came to pick up the resulting cake, she was “blown away” by the creation.

Christie works as an in-house graphic designer and has always had a passion for design – but admits that when approaching making her first ever cake she just “winged it”.

She said: “I had a friend ask me to make a small cake for her daughter as some had let her down – I had no idea what fondant was at the time!

“But I managed to get a mermaid looking cake to her and from there I just kept going.

“I’m fully self taught so I’ve just gained confidence and technique as I’ve went along. I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art so I think having a creative/artistic background has really helped.”

The cake designer is now noted for her hyper realistic style and has created cakes inspired by everything from football and other sports to animals and films such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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