Artist Creates 12-Foot Chocolate Portrait of Prince William and Baby George

06/12/2014 at 02:57 PM ET

Chocolate portrait of Duke William and Prince George
Courtesy Toblerone; Chris Jackson/Getty

Heads up, Kate Middleton: If you’re thinking of getting your husband a new necktie or bathrobe for his first Father’s Day on June 15, you might want to step it up a bit.

Toblerone, the Swiss brand, has come up with a gift that’s going to be hard to beat: a portrait of the Duke of Cambridge with Prince George created entirely in chocolate.

Made of milk, dark and white varieties, the tasty picture is the work of British sugar and food artist Michelle Wibowo, who was commissioned by Toblerone. She used more than 1,500 of the iconic triangular bars — 16,074 individual pieces weighing almost 340 pounds! — to construct the 12ft. x 8 ft. candy masterpiece.

She re-created a photo of the two royals taken this past Easter Sunday at a zoo in Sydney, Australia. While William is laughing, eight-month-old George — who’s sitting cozily in Dad’s arms — wears an adorable scowl.

Wibowo, pictured below mid-project, says she was excited to take on the assignment for such a celebrated monarch. “Everyone’s first Father’s Day is a memorable occasion,” she says, “and what better way to mark the nation’s favorite royal father than by creating an edible portrait of him?”

Chocolate portrait of Duke William and Prince George

Do you think you could design a candy portrait of your beloved? Unless you’ve got a load of spare time and willpower, you probably shouldn’t try this at home: It took the pro 100 hours of planning, prepping and building.

“It [took] me a long time to map out the exact location for each tiny piece of chocolate to create a recognizable image,” Wibowo says. But the most difficult aspect of the job? “Trying not to eat the Toblerone along the way!”

Watch a video of Wibowo creating the sugary masterpiece:

—Nancy Mattia

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Lin on

What a wonderful Idea. Great talent to do something like that.

anastasia weatherspoon on

I love the artwork and I am sure that William will love it. Great gift and great dad to his son.

Lucy on

Wonderful work,and a really great talent.
Very creative…

anna sorensen on

Beautiful Wonderful Price William with his son Togeather
on Fsthersday,

Beautiful!

JK on

Amazing how much this looks like them. Much more so than any portrait of Kate.

Pam on

Aww George is so cute! This is my husband’s first Father’s Day, I made him a photo album🙂.

yahoo on

The best likeness out of all the recreations, photos, paintings or what have you out of everything I’ve seen of this family.

Anonymous on

he is not freakin scowling…. he is looking at something.

lucy loo on

Why wasn’t Duchess Kate included, as well?

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