What goes into an elephant birthday cake?
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What goes into an elephant's birthday cake?

Asian elephant Kate was just three years old when she arrived from India at Blackpool Zoo on its opening day in 1972.

A firm favourite with visitors, thousands turned out for "Elefest" to celebrate her half-century.

The zoo appealed for someone to design and make a special cake for Kate's birthday, and former baker Kelly Croft came up with the winning design.

She has been a regular at the zoo since she was a child, and also turns 50 next week.

She made the cake from bran mixed with mashed potato and filled with vegetables, and used sticks of carrot to support the layers.

  • 07 Jul 2019