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The Metropolitan Museum Holiday Sugar Sculpture

Visit the Holiday Sugar Sculpture!

The masterfully decorated holiday sugar sculpture. Photograph by Aliza Sena

At the Met, you're sure to find artworks made out of many interesting materials, from beeswax to feathers to animal teeth, but sugar?

Every winter season, the Museum's pastry chef Randy Eastman makes a holiday sugar sculpture of the Met, complete with the Museum's beloved front steps and welcoming Greek columns. Crafted entirely out of edible materials, the sculpture shows the Met decked out for the holidays with holly wreaths and sparkling white "snow."

Created using sixty pounds of rolled fondant and thirty pounds of gum paste, this marvelous mini-Museum took six pastry assistants and 128 hours to complete! You can see it in person in front of the cafeteria until January 6.

Do you have a sweet holiday tradition in your family, like making a gingerbread house or special cookies? Tell us in the comments! Happy winter season, #MetKids!

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