Gaining a firm place in the category of ‘food that is too beautiful to eat’ is Oslo artist Caroline Eriksson’s gingerbread sculpture of Darth Vader. It took Oslo a total of three weeks to create her three-foot, nine-inch masterpiece, which is now housed at the Ringen Cinema in Oslo, according to The Huffington Post.
To make the sculpture, Eriksson used a metal skeleton, cloth, and “carefully crafted pieces of homemade gingerbread,” writes The Huffington Post. Eriksson told The Huffington Post, “I have to make the dough myself to make it stronger using more syrup and flour. I use melted sugar as 'glue', which is effective, but I always manage to end up with a burn injury.”
Eriksson’s past gingerbread creations include Smaug the Dragon from Lord of the Rings and Optimus Prime from Transformers. Eriksson says, “My love for movies is probably the reason why all my creations are movie-related.”
The complete step-by-step process of Eriksson making the gingerbread Darth Vader can be found here.