Portrait of Prince Made From Candy

prince candy portrait
Photos By Gail

The Candytopia is a candy-themed immersive exhibit that has been touring major cities across the US for a while now. The newest space (and the largest to-date) is located in the Penn Plaza district of NYC, and inhabits 24,000 square feet, boasting 17 different interactive environments, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, and offering delectable tastes of your favorite sweet treats along your journey!

I recently attend a Press preview of the exhibit and was especially charmed by the Art Gallery room, where visitors will find sculptures and protraits of famous pop culture figures created entirely from candy — such as this sweet depictions the late rock god, Prince Rogers Nelson.

candy prince detail

This edible artwork was created from 15,000 pieces of individual candy including mini pastel jawbreakers, white grapefruit candies, grape Twizzlers, purple licorice pastels, peach penguins, champagne bottles, and dextrose flowers. Construction took 62 hours and the total portrait contains 600 g of sugar.

Candytopia is located at 111 West 32nd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)in NYC. Visit This Link to purchase tickets.

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