Mr Kipling unveils life-sized BFG statue made of cakes

At the end of July, food artist, Michelle Wibowo, unveiled one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved characters; The BFG, made entirely from Mr Kipling cakes. The sculpture was built to celebrate the new limited edition Mr Kipling and Roald Dahl range which features four new cakes for families to enjoy this summer. The range includes The Enormous Croc’s Mud Pies, The BFG’s Strawbunkle and Cream Fancies, George’s Marvellous Lemon & Raspberry Whirls and Mr Fox’s Fantastic Forest Fruit Slices. The packs, available until 11th September, offer shoppers the chance to win prizes for the whole family to enjoy throughout the summer.

Sitting on a bench at the top of Primrose Hill, The life-sized BFG measured 7.32 metres tall from head to toe, four times the size of a human. The sculpture was built using 7,500 Mr Kipling cakes, weighing a whopping half a tonne and took more than 200 hours to create. The edible BFG was enjoyed by families and passers-by, who gazed in amazement at the Mr Kipling cakes covering his entire body.

Michelle Wibowo, Food artist, Cake and Sugar Sculpture, commented, “It was a pleasure to create such a loved character using some of Britain’s most iconic cakes. The sculpture included a range of cakes, including traditional Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells to new The BFG’s Strawbunkle and Cream Fancies.”