Artist Recreates China’s Terracotta Warriors in Pizza Dough
A British artist with a very impressive skill set has successfully created a miniature version of China’s famous terracotta warriors out of pizza dough.
According to Shanghaiist, British artist and baker Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen made a miniature army to celebrate the Beijing opening of a new Pizza Express, which is the chain’s 500th store. De Vetten painstakingly constructed the bread warriors entirely out of Pizza Express’ signature pizza dough and baked them to an appealing golden brown.
The most impressive thing about de Vetten’s project is that her soldiers are not all identical. The little bread men are individuals with distinct clothes and armor, and different faces, hats, and facial hair.
De Vetten has a background in sculpture and taxidermy, and put her skills to work as a baker. Her company’s signature is complicated, gory, sculptural cakes designed to recreate things like decorated skulls, zombie hands, and old doll parts.