This Chocolate Bunny Takes its Good Looks From Benedict Cumberbatch
Easter is only a couple of weeks away, and it happens to be the second largest candy holiday of the year. It's the holiday of creme-filled eggs, Peeps, baskets lined with fake fluorescent grass, and of course, chocolate bunnies. Mashable reports that this year, one chocolate artist named Jen Lindsey-Clark is putting an interesting spin on the traditional treat by making custom bunnies with the face of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Last year, Lindsey-Clark (also known as the Chocolatician) and Tim Simpson created a life-sized statue of Cumberbatch out of 500 bars of melted Belgian chocolate. After seeing the response to the statue from Cumberbatch's large (and rabid) fanbase, the artist decided to revisit that chocolate well for Easter 2016.
"Everyone loves a bit of the Batch," Lindsey-Clark told Metro UK. "He’s an interesting character. He’s a great actor and English gent and he’s also making the most of his celebrity status by being able to put his political views across and making the most of his moment in a very cool way."
The 400-gram "Cumberbunnies," available in dark or milk chocolate, are advertised as having a "handsome face and a tasty bottom." The artist has also created a limited run of chocolate bunnies with edible 22-karat gold bow ties. Lindsey-Clark told Metro UK that she plans to send one to Cumberbatch's mother, but not the beloved actor himself, because he may find it a little weird to eat his own face. If you have no qualms about such things and want one for yourself or a loved one, they are available on the artist's website for around $70.