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Artist creates British icons in Jaffa Cakes

Artist creates British icons in Jaffa Cakes
Artist creates British icons in Jaffa Cakes

There will be many weird and wonderful celebrations of Britain during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, but artist Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake 'nibble art' has set the bar pretty high already.

Challenged to celebrate this auspicious year creatively, Wilcox decided to munch his way to likenesses of some great British icons, including Her Majesty (pictured above).

Wilcox said: "I've met so many people who have their own weird and wonderful ways of eating Jaffa Cakes. One of my friends treats it like a Zen ritual, carefully eating the chocolate first then removing the jelly and slowly nibbling away at it. Others go for the edges and gradually work their way inwards. I just took this idea of being creative with Jaffa Cakes a step further."

Here are some examples of his nibbling:

Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Tower Bridge
Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

"I nibbled for hours and had to go through at least three boxes alone just to get a decent looking Tower Bridge."

Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Loch Ness Monster
Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster
"A typical problem I had was when I got distracted by something on the radio and I would then look back to realise that I'd just eaten the Loch Ness Monster."

Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Stonehenge
Dominic Wilcox's Jaffa Cake Stonehenge

Stonehenge


"I really like the picture of the Stonehenge artwork and how the light passing through the packet creates a strangely realistic sunset reflection on the plate."

You can see the full collection of 'nibble art' at McVities' Facebook page.

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