This Tacky Christmas Sweater Is Entirely Edible (and Wearable!)

12/08/2015 at 12:26 PM ET

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If this tacky Christmas sweater looks good enough to eat, that’s because it is.

British baker Juliet Sear took the ironically iconic holiday emblem to the next level this year, creating a wearable combination of marzipan, icing, and chocolate that comes together to make a delightfully ugly masterpiece. The creation is adorned with zig zags, snowflakes, and a giant portrait of Rudolph in the center.

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The sweater took over 50 hours to make and required 10 kg of icing, 5 kg of marzipan and 1 kg of chocolate (Americans: That’s about 22 lbs., 11 lbs., and 2 lbs., respectively.), according to the Daily Mail.

This isn’t the only display of outstanding holiday artistry that Sear has displayed. Based on her Instagram, she makes everything from classically adorable holiday cookies to gingerbread turkey legs to a full-on Christmas dinner in cake form.

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Very excited for he #reclaimyourlunchbreak class today at @waitrose @waitrosekx wit @stylistmagazine

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Here's a Christmas cake. On my way to @breadaheadboroughmarket to teach the art of Christmas caking!

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And while we’re super impressed that she pulled off the sweater, we still have many questions: How did that model get it on? Won’t it melt into a giant mess? Can she move her elbows?

Regardless, it is probably still more comfortable than the hot itchy mess you’re going to pick up at the thrift store this year.

—Shay Spence

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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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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I think its cute and a fomite when worn

Poohbear on

I think its cute but will be a fomite if worn

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