We regret to inform you that a butter sculpture of Boris Johnson’s face now exists in the world.
Butter Boris — as the bust has been nicknamed — is made from 15 kilograms of British butter and comes in at 100,000 calories.
It took food sculptor Prudence Staite five days to carve the butter bust, which can be witnessed in the flesh (well, butter) in Westminster on Wednesday.
It goes without saying that you’ll likely not want to put this butter anywhere near your toast.
According to the sculptor, carving the prime minister out of butter was a challenge.
“Butter sculpting has been around for ages. It’s an extremely fun and unique art form, though achieving a true likeness of Prime Minister Johnson was a challenge,” Staite said in a press release.
“His face is so well-known and expressive that I had no margarine for error,” she added. And no, that’s not a spelling mistake.
So, why exactly has a butter sculpture of the prime minister popped up in Westminster? It was commissioned to mark the launch of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2020 Annual, which — per a Penguin Random House press release — is a book that “celebrates all things weird and wonderful from around the world.”
Weird this sculpture most certainly is. I’m not sure it fits the wonderful category, however.