Benedict Cumberbatch may not have won this year’s Oscar, but he did win a poll sponsored by UKTV. Cumberbatch beat out a long list of British actors for this honor (I think that’s what they’re calling this) like Idris Elba, Sean Bean and Damian Lewis to be made into a life size mound of chocolate.
The lead sculptor Tim Simpson said,
“You can’t rush perfection. Benedict has such a distinctive look that it was a challenge but a pleasure, to recreate him in chocolate. A secret combination of methods ensured we got a great likeness – we’re sure his legion of fans will approve!”
But it wasn’t just all fun and chocolate for the sculptors:
“The striking thing about Benedict is that he’s got quite a thin face but he’s got a large head,” Simpson, said. “So trying to get that look right is quite tricky.”