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Huge Statue Of The BFG Made Of Cake Appears In London

Huge Statue Of The BFG Made Of Cake Appears In London

A food artist has created a huge statue of 'The BFG' - one of the most beloved creations of children's author Roald Dahl - in a park in London.

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Yes, it would appear that the art of building huge statues of characters from books and films is all the rage in the UK's capital right now.

Just the other day a huge statue of a shirtless Jeff Goldblum was unveiled by the side of the River Thames. This one is slightly different to that one though. Well, very different - for a start it's made pretty much entirely from cakes.

The statue was commissioned by the Mr Kipling cake company, which has a new range of Roald Dahl themed cakes out at the moment.

This 'life-sized' BFG statue consists of around 7,500 cakes and weighs in at half a tonne. It also apparently took more than 200 hours to create.

Credit: Cirkle
Credit: Cirkle
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It stands at a massive 7.32 metres (22 feet) tall and shows the BFG - Big Friendly Giant, for those who aren't aware - sitting hunched over on a park bench with a smile on his face.

Hmm. Was all that cake going to waste? I can't be alone in thinking, 'I'd have eaten that if you were stuck'. Looks pretty cool, mind.

The new range of cakes celebrates several stories written by the famous children's story writer.

There are the BFG themed 'Strawbunkles' and 'Cream Fancies', there's 'The Enormous Croc's Mud Pies' - from the book The Enormous Crocodile - there are also some of 'George's Marvellous Lemon and Raspberry Whirls' (these are getting a bit tenuous now) or you could have one of 'Mr Fox's Fantastic Forest Fruit Slices'.

Credit: Cirkle
Credit: Cirkle

On top of that, the statue is also made of several of Mr Kipling's classic cakes, such as the Cherry Bakewell.

Should you be so inclined, the special edition Roald Dahl cakes can be found in supermarkets until 11 September.

This huge statue stands on North London's Primrose Hill as a result of the hard work of food artist Michelle Wibowo.

She said: "It was a pleasure to create such a loved character using some of Britain's most iconic cakes. The sculpture included a range of cakes, including traditional Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells to new The BFG's Strawbunkle and Cream Fancies."

Credit: Cirkle
Credit: Cirkle

Well, that's fair enough then. As long as she had fun.

Still, it's hard to shake the idea that those 7,500 cakes could have been put to a different use, like - just maybe - being eaten.

Also, imagine the mess if it rains.

Does anyone else want cake now?

Featured Image Credit: Cirkle

Topics: Food, uk news, Awesome, Funny, UK Entertainment, Weird, Cake

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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