THE Queen looks like such a sweetie in this piece of artwork created entirely out of confectionery from Pontefract’s Haribo factory.
Paul Baker, a food sculptor, and his team used more than 13,000 sweets from the company’s ‘Starmix’ bag to produce the mosaic, which they hope will appeal to the Queen’s sweet tooth during her diamond jubilee celebrations this year.
Mr Baker, said: “The Haribo sweet art has been a real labour of love, we strived to achieve a good likeness to the Queen, we didn’t want it to be a case of ‘she’s wearing a crown that must be the Queen’.
“Hopefully we have achieved the desired effect.”
The portrait – which took two weeks to make – is on display at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London until Friday August 31 before it comes back to Pontefract, where it will be put on display in the Front Street factory.
Louise Lawson, Haribo’s brand communication manager, said: “Everyone is finding their own unique way of commemorating this exciting occasion, so we decided to do it in the way we know best – using our treats.
“Heart throbs helped to create the Union flag backdrop, while friendship rings were used to capture the detail of Her Majesty’s gown.”
Watch an interview with Mr Baker and see how his team created the sweet art at www.haribojubilee.co.uk/video or visit www.facebook.com/HariboUK for more information on Haribo’s jubilee activity.
l Don’t miss our great diamond jubilee supplement inside this week’s paper, and see next week for a round up of all your royal celebrations!