Not many things are cheesy in the literal and the figurative sense, but not many things are a 40kg cheddar sculpture of Beyoncé. Last week, the legendary singer was painstakingly rendered in a huge block of fermented dairy by the food artist Jacqui Kelly (aka Instagram’s totallysugarlondon), and her cheese-sculpting student, David Bradley. All they used to create it was a knife, a paint brush and a magnifying glass.
The task in question acted as Bradley’s training for The Robin Collective‘s ‘E20 Cheese Carving Championships’ in Stratford, east London, which took place last weekend (April 1-2). Jacqui Kelly is a professional food and sugar artist – the image she chose to imitate so accurately was the below one from Beyoncé’s pregnancy photoshoot, which broke the service’s most-liked record when it revealed she was expecting twins. The post now has a total of 10.8m likes.
If you’re wondering what happened at the cheese sculpting competition, there’s plenty of evidence on Instagram. The three contestants included the aforementioned David Bradley – they created massive cheese faces of their own for the contest, with one, of course, made out of vegan cheese. See their work in the posts below (and watch out for the one of Donald Trump).
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Our contestants for the E20 East Village Cheese Carving Championships are doing GRATE! Check out @cafesovegan @ccssweetsuite and James Landis today only carve their cheesy hearts out! And yes, Michelle from @cafesovegan is using delicious vegan cheese ? #yum Thank you @hopeandglorypr for such a fun project! ???? #PRonfire #formation #brieoncé #cheese #foodie #timeout #cnn #talkofthetown #london #stratford #itv #vegan #vegetarian #market #e20cheesefestival