Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch fans were given a treat when a life-sized chocolate statue of the actor was created just a few days before Easter. This year, Jen Lindsey-Clark of Chocolatician is back at it again with the slightly creepy but seriously impressive chocolate art, presenting to the world the Chocolate Cumberbunny.
Starting at £50, the 400g Cumberbunnies are available in dark chocolate with bronze finish, milk chocolate with gold finish, and a limited edition white chocolate with a 22 carat gold bowtie, for anybody feeling a little bit fancy.
If the idea of forking out over £50, or equivalent, for your own chocolate Cumberbatch Animorph doesn't sound appealing, then maybe the official website's description of the product as "a delicious Belgian chocolate rabbit with a handsome face and a tasty bottom," will do the trick. What more could a Cumberbabe want?
Lindsey-Clark, the mastermind behind the Cumberbunnies, is no stranger to crafting up chocolate treats in Cumberbatch's honour, having been a part of the team which created the 'Chocobatch' last year. The edible piece of art, which stood six-feet tall and was created from 500 bars of melted Belgian chocolate, was created to coincide with the launch of Drama, a UKTV channel that was new at the time.
This time around however, the Cumberbunnies have been created as a means of celebrating Benedict Cumberbatch and his legion of adoring fans, many of whom would love their chance to sink their teeth into him. Explaining her reasoning behind the chocolate creations, she said:
Everyone loves a bit of the Batch! 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.’
Lindsey-Clark also added that she was planning to send his mother her own Cumberbunny, but would not extend the gift-giving to the man himself, worrying that he would find it "weird eating his own face."
According to the official website, "he will spring from his white warren box with a beautiful orange ribbon and easter bunny tag, sealed in a cellophane bag for freshness," which would both excite and disappoint Cumberbabes everywhere, who would rather have the real Cumberbatch springing from a box.
Other celebrity bunnies will soon also be available for order, or you can request to have your own face 'chocolatised.' On top of that, the bunnies have a shelf life of six months, which should be more than enough time to question your life choices leading to the purchase.