Bakery Sculpts an Intimidating “Loki Alligator” Completely Out of Bread

Alligator Sculpted From Bread

Benicia, California-based One House Bakery has created a creature out of bread that’s as terrifying as it is tasty. The massive character is called dough-Ki, inspired by the Marvel television show Loki, specifically the alligator that is a variant of Loki—a Loki from an alternate universe. One House Bakery co-owner Hannalee Pervan, with the help of her mom, fashioned dough-Ki completely from carbs by using buns and loaves to mimic the scaly texture of an alligator. They also included the character's defining feature—golden horns. The result is amazing; who knew bread could look so intimidating?

A love of Loki is what inspired Pervan to sculpt dough-Ki. “My mom and I were talking about how much we loved Loki alligator in the show,” she tells My Modern Met, “and my mom got super excited and said we absolutely had to make him out of dough this year!” To give the creature the look and feel of a real alligator, they used leather tools. “We had to adjust the consistency of the dough to be a bit stiffer so the patterns wouldn’t bake out when they went into the oven,” Pervan explains. “My mom made each scale and cut it out and then we glued them on individually or stuck them into wet dough.” This was a long—but well worth it—process that they started in August and finished just in time for the spooky season.

Dough-Ki was created as an entry in Benicia’s 2021 Downtown Scarecrow Contest, in which local businesses fashion their own versions of scarecrows and the public votes for their favorite. If you’re local to the Bay Area, check out dough-Ki in person outside of the One House Bakery.

Benicia, California-based One House Bakery has created a giant bread sculpture inspired by alligator Loki from the Marvel television show Loki.

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Called dough-Ki, this sculpture is made completely of carbs.

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One House Bakery co-owner Hannalee Pervan worked with her mom to create dough-Ki. Here's a peek into the process:

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Hannalee Pervan.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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