These Benedict Cumberbatch Chocolate Bunnies — Aka, Cumberbunnies — Are What Every Fangirl Needs For Easter
Most celebrities would kill to have a fanbase as passionate as Benedict Cumberbatch's. Not only do a ton of everyday people admire the Sherlock star and Academy Award-nominee's great body of work, but he also a slew of fans who live and breathe all things Cumberbatch. Sometimes affectionately known as "Cumberb*tches," these fangirls (and guys!) have a serious passion and fierce loyalty to the English actor. (Fortunately for Cumberbatch, another person who might be able to understand the kind of passion is his good pal Tom Hiddleston, whom fans freaked out over in films like Thor and Crimson Peak.) It's no secret that Cumberbatch has some seriously adoring fans, but you may be surprised on how these fans are honoring the actor for Easter. You can now buy a Cumberbatch version of a chocolate bunny — appropriately titled Cumberbunnies — and it's the perfect thing to slip into any Cumberbatch fan's Easter basket.
As reported by Mashable, chocolate artist Jen Lindsey-Clark from Chocolatician has created this unbelievable treat perfect for the Cumberbatch-loving loved ones in your life. But, don't expect a mini chocolate version of the man we know and love: Instead of simply slapping some bunny ears on a chocolate Cumberbatch, Lindsey-Clark has imagined a life where Cumberbatch himself is a bunny rabbit. The human/bunny hybrid is shaped out of Belgian chocolate and can be ordered in milk or dark varieties. For added gleam, it is glazed with edible lustre dust (which is a fancy term for "sparkly stuff you can safely eat.")
In an interview with Metro.co.uk's Hattie Gladwell, Lindsey-Clark — who's based in Brighton, UK and the owner of celebration cake company She Bakes — revealed her reasons for wanting to create the Cumberbunny: "Everyone loves a bit of the Batch! He’s an interesting character. He’s a great actor and English gent and he’s also making the most of his celebrity status by being able to put his political views across and making the most of his moment in a very cool way." She added, "I’m planning to send one over to his mum but not him. He might think it’s weird eating his own face."
Check out the design:
Of course, there is one major problem with the chocolate bunny version of Cumberbatch, and that's the decision you need to make upon receiving it. Do you devour Cumberbatch in bunny form, or do you stick him in the freezer and break him out whenever you want to show off the sculpted treat? Cracking that beautiful face is definitely not ideal, but fortunately, according to Mashable, you have six months to consume Cumberbatch — if you're so inclined, of course.
Funnily enough, this isn't the first chocolate Cumberbatch project Lindsey-Clark has participated in. In 2015, a team of sculptors — including Lindsey-Clark, who acted as a "chocolate consultant" for the project — designed the "Chocobatch," an 88-pound sculpture of Cumberbatch made entirely out of 500 melted chocolate bars. Check out this mesmerizing video on how the whole thing came to be:
Though you can't purchase the life-size Chocobatch (it was created to promote UKTV Play, a streaming service) you can purchase the chocolate Cumberbunny for around $70. For the Cumberbatch fan in your life, it's totally worth it.