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China’s Terracotta Warriors Impressively Sculpted Out of Pizza Dough

An army was assembled to commemorate the 500th Pizza Express restaurant that was recently opened in Beijing, China. Not just any army, however, but one crafted out of pizza dough and made to resemble the country's iconic Terracotta Warriors. The incredible palm-sized figures were meticulously sculpted by food artist Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer's Kitchen, which normally specializes in making creepy horror cakes and “disturbing delights.”

The warriors have an impressive amount of detail considering the material that de Vetten had to work with. Not only did she fashion outfits on every single figure, but she even included things like tiny folds in their clothing and individual fingers on a hand. De Vetten also crafted several types of characters, and we see that it's not a cookie-cutter army; each warrior seems to have a different way of wearing their hair and uniform. With the amount of time and skill that went into producing this army, it's no surprise that we think it looks too good to eat.

Conjurer's Kitchen website
via [Junk Culture]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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