A MUSSELBURGH baker pulled out all the stops to make a cake fit for The Incredible Hulk’s birthday.

Hollywood actor Lou Ferrigno was in Edinburgh ahead of his Comic Con Scotland appearance and the big task of baking him a cake to celebrate his 67th birthday fell to the Honest Toun’s Bee’s Cakery.

The bodybuilding champion, who starred in the TV series The Incredible Hulk, as well as helping provide the voice for the Hulk in more recent Avengers movies, attended a press conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre last Friday.

He was joined by other ’80s stars, including David Hasselhoff of Knight Rider and Baywatch fame, Flash Gordon’s Sam Jones, Rex Smith of Street Hawk, Ray Parker Junior, famed for the Ghostbusters theme tune, Dirk Benedict, (Face from The A-Team) and Zach Galligan of Gremlins.

Events company owner Fiona Quilietti, from East Lothian, contacted Bee’s Cakery with just 24 hours to bake a cake for the Hulk.

Bozena Kurkowiak, 32, who is originally from Poland, rose to the challenge and created an eye-catching masterpiece showing an orange wall with a green hand punching through it in true Hulk style.

“I was given a lot of freedom with flavour and design,” she told the Courier.

The chocolate sponge filled with raspberry puree with a chocolate cream cheese frosting was a hit with the Hulk, who tweeted that the cake was “an extra bonus”.

“He was very impressed,” said Fiona.

Bozena started her home business at Newbigging a year ago, making cakes for all occasions, but the Hulk has been her most famous customer so far. She said: “I enjoy making all my cakes but knew this one was special.

“I just hope he liked it.”

Bozena, who was an English teacher before setting up her baking business, can been seen at Musselburgh’s monthly market selling her cakes.

After the press conference, Lou Ferrigno enjoyed a birthday dinner at a venue on George Street. The guests included Sam Jones and Fiona, who was the organiser behind turning Loretto School at Musselburgh into the School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the summer when it welcomed Harry Potter actors.

She said: “I first met Bozena at the School of Witchcraft & Wizardry event in Musselburgh and was blown away by the things she does.

“So when I was tasked with finding someone to bake a birthday cake for Lou, I went straight to her as she is so good at what she does.”

The Comic Con event supported the Tickets for Troops scheme, which provides free tickets to members of the armed forces.