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Check out the latest lifelike cake from ‘Texas Cake House’ before it flies away

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

The cake artists who run Sideserf Cakes and star in the Food Network show “Texas Cake House” have made cakes that looks like a bleeding heart, a chimp, LeBron James and the human-eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors.

But earlier this year while filming for the show, Natalie and Dave Sideserf made a cake for the Umlauf Sculpture Garden that will make you look twice.

Inspired by a blue heron that occasionally visited the sculpture garden off Barton Springs Road, the cake artists made a life-sized heron with realistic feathers and two legs sturdy enough to hold up the edible bird.

It’s a sugar sculpture in a sculpture garden and an impressive one at that. You can catch the whole episode with the blue heron cake — “Fly Me to the Moon” is the name of the episode if you want to record or search for it — this Saturday at noon on the Food Network.

ICYMI last week, the Sideserfs made this two-headed dog cake for Roky Erickson’s 70th birthday.

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Below, you’ll find a few photos of the Sideserf’s amazing cakes.