An artist has made cakes and biscuits out of soap.



Yulia Popova has made treats such as cakes, pizza and even a full roast chicken dinner from the cleaning product, using a soap base and cosmetic dyes to create the imitations.

The 32-year-old designer - who also uses food colouring to make the sweet treats appear even more convincing - was inspired after seeing a cake made from soap on the internet.

Yulia, from Saint Petersburg in Russia, said: ''Once I saw a cake made out of soap online, I couldn't believe it and I wanted to learn how to make it. Every time I went to the grocery store I was looking for what I could use as a mould.

''Now I'm inspired by bakery stores but new ideas may come after watching a movie, talking with an interesting person and especially after travelling.

''I get the most enthusiastic comments from people, they can't believe that it is soap.''