LIFESTYLE NEWS: London’s The O2 Unveils Life-Size Edible Cakes Of Ed Sheeran & More During 10 Year Celebrations
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Last week London’s The O2 celebrated 10 years of live music, so to commemorate food artist Lara Mason created life-size confectionery statues of Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion and Jamiroquai.
“I was so excited when I was asked by O2 to create these cakes as it feels like the perfect way to celebrate the birthday,” Mason comments. “Painting all of Ed’s tattoos on his arms was probably my biggest challenge, so hopefully he likes the final look!”
The completely edible extravaganzas were made with 400 eggs, four and a half stone of butter and 23kg caster sugar and flour. The cakes, which took 500 man hours to finish, weighed more than 15 stone each and had heads sculpted entirely out of white chocolate.
The stunningly lifelike selfie-ready ‘statues’ were delivered to The O2 to launch a series of unique shows by the real artists, celebrating 10 years of the world renowned venue.
The Ed Sheeran cake was flavoured with ginger and modelled on one of his 2017 outfits, while Celine Dion was based on the recent white gown that she wore at the Billboard Music Awards – decorated with pieces of praline. Jay Kay was made of Victoria sponge, layered with strawberry jam – wearing his famous feather headdress.
Note: Jamiroquai’s show has been postponed due to injury, now to take place on the 3rd and 6th December.