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Given the massive popularity of virtual idol Hatsune Miku, it’s easy to forget that she really hasn’t been around that long. The singing computer construct only recently celebrated her sixth birthday, which inspired one fan to whip up a Miku-themed cake.

This is far from the first time we’ve come across food that’s supposed to resemble the aqua-tressed songstress, and we’ve previously reported on Miku meat buns and even Miku bento. This just might be the most detailed recreation we’ve seen of the Vocaloid in edible form yet, though.

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In a video posted to Nico Nico Douga, the cake’s creator detailed the production process. Starting with a simple cupcake for Miku’s seat, next the body and clothing were sculpted from fondant, a kind of firm frosting used in making decorative confectionaries. The idol’s pigtails (or “twin tails,” if we’re using the parlance of true fans) are made from hardened cream. Check this out!

But as with other great works of art, such as the Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David, although everyone seems to like looking at this Miku cake, no one seems to want to eat it. Aside from not wanting to destroy the display of fine craftsmanship, Japan traditionally finds extensive use of food coloring unappealing, particularly in Western-style desserts. For her fans, Miku’s signature vivid blue-green hair may be a real turn-on on the stage, but it’s proving to be a definite turn-off on the plate. If anyone wants a slice let us know and we’ll email the creator!

Source: IT Media
Top image: Yahoo! Japan
Featured image: Nico Nico Douga, via IT Media