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Hey guess what it's nearly my birthday! Well...in October...Ok so it's not nearly my birthday but when it is please can one of you lovely people buy me one of these incredible cakes!

This article is all about a man who makes art works out of cakes!

Read the article and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

Then go and buy yourself some cake.

Go on, you deserve it.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Missing Words

  • Creations - things that have been made (created).
  • Challenging - something that tests your ability; something difficult; a challenge.
  • Occasions - special days or time when we celebrate e.g. birthdays, weddings.
  • Range - a set of similar things; a variety.
  • Details - small features of something that you only notice when you look carefully.
  • Accurate - correct, exact and without any mistakes.
  • Alike - similar; like each other.
  • Formal - describes education or training received in school or college.

Cake Making

Reading the following article and decide which words are missing:

There are some tasty works of art that not only look good they taste good - that's because these incredible _1_ are in fact cakes.

They are the work of American pastry chef Mike McCarey who has never had any _2_ training in art and design.

He has had to invent and discover new ways to work with icing and, in particular, chocolate in order to create his pieces.

Each of his cakes is designed for a particular order and no two cakes are _3_.

Not surprisingly, his company, based in Seattle, USA is called Mike's Amazing Cakes.

He says his cake art is guided by two principles - that the concept being presented should be as _4_ and true to life as possible and that it should have as unique a perspective as he can conjure up.

His first Amazing Cake was a head of a Cartoon Cow.

He said his most _5_ cake was one he made for the Disney company.

It was a replica of the Grand California Hotel in Disney Land.

The cake was 10 feet long and had an amazing number of _6_.

His cakes can be made with a _7_ of different flavourings and styles including chocolate, lemon, vanilla, coconut, poppy seed and pecan.

The fillings include peanut butter, lemon curd and caramel.

As well as wedding cakes, he bakes them for all sorts of _8_ with prices totally dependent on size and design time.

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