Spot-On Food Portraits of the Stars
It took British baker Sonia Todd 150 hours to make this life-size 5' 9" sculpture of the late singer, which she did to raise money for St. Michael's Hospice in Harrogate, UK. Her secret ingredient? Rice crispy treat mix, which she used to craft the sweet statue. Just call him the King of Snap, Crackle and Pop.
U.K. baker Lara Mason took home a gold award at the Cake International contest in Birmingham, England for her sponge cake of Prince George in the infamous red outfit (similar to the ensemble his dad Prince William wore at the same age!) worn to Princess Charlotte's christening earlier this year. The 3-foot confection took Mason – who is also known for her life-size dessert of Jennifer Lawrence – 30 hours to complete.
The actress was so enamored by a fan's culinary creation of her likeness that she decided to create one of her own. This time, she went for sweet over savory, and did her self-portrait entirely in chocolate, with only one minor flaw: she put her signature mole on the wrong side. Lively wasn't shy in jokingly touting her portrait, captioning her Instagram, "Suck it Picasso."
Sorry, Jamie Dornan, this Fifty Shades of Grey cake actually has nothing to do with you. The life-size confections (one shirtless and one clothed) were created in the likeness of the book's sexy main character – who is described as red-haired and rugged – and not as a tribute to Dornan's role in the new film.
Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess (played by Dame Maggie Smith) was presented as a life-like dessert for a season five premiere event at the Fox Theater in Atlanta recently. The so-real-it's-spooky bust featured Smith's character in a purple coat, elaborate hat and elegant jewels. It was made by local baker and chocolate artist Karen Portaleo, who spent 18 hours fashioning vanilla cake and buttercream, with an Earl Grey tea soak, into the over-the-top confection.
Baker Lara Clarke won the Cake International contest in Birmingham, England in November with a nearly six-foot-tall sponge cake created in the likeness of Lawrence's Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen. What was the Oscar winner's reaction? It made her "dreams as an actress come true," she said.
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New York food artist Jessica Siskin created a cereal treat sculpture of Swift's Grammy-nominated album 1989, and shared the colorful concoction on Instagram. The edible reproduction of the Polaroid album cover includes T. Swift's red lipstick, blonde bob, seagull-decorated sweatshirt as well as the scrawled "T.S." and "1989."
The Commander-in-Chief was "bust"-ed in Chicago back in 2012, when conceptual art duo Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson of Industry of the Ordinary hired Ohio artist Bob Kling to carve the President's head out of butter for a performance art project. No word if Obama gave his official seal of approval, but we do.
This might be the wildest dessert of the year! For the singer's 45th birthday in July, SamiCakes Boutique owner Samantha Brooks conceptualized the nearly five-foot long confection of Lopez cozying up to a lion, which was a coconut-cream-filled lemon cake covered in fondant and modeling chocolate. "Apparently [Lopez] said it was delicious!" Brooks said. "She loved it."
Meet "Bacon Kevin Bacon." The actor was the inspiration behind artist Mike Lahue's foodie piece, which was made with a Styrofoam core and bacon bits. The sculpture was auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to Ashley's Team, a non-profit organization working to bring joy to kids with cancer.