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We know you love cupcakes just as much as us. So, we think you’ll be suitably impressed with the efforts of London-based bakery Crumbs and Doilies, who made a large-scale mosaic of a cherry blossom tree out of cupcakes.

Commissioned by Japanese TV show ITTEQ (whose previous assignments include a mosaic of the Mona Lisa out of toast), the Crumbs and Doilies team took seven days and 10,000 cupcakes to create the vanilla sponge and buttercream artwork of a cherry blossom tree – a significant symbol in Japanese culture – created by designer Laura Hadland.

The cupcakes were prepped and baked in the Crumbs and Doilies kitchen in Wandsworth in south west London, then transported to the High Cross Shopping Centre in Leicester for the final construction which was filmed by ITTEQ.

Fingers were well and truly crossed that the 14 different shades of icing were a correct colour match - any variations would compromise the whole design. Best viewed from above, we think you’ll agree they definitely pulled it off, but one question still remains - what on earth did they do with all the cupcakes afterwards?

What do you think? What else would you like to see made out of cupcakes? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Picture credit: Crumbs and Doilies

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