Baker Sculpting an Alligator Out of Bread Presents a Loaf For Loki

Bakers created this impressive alligator sculpture—crafted entirely out of bread.

Based on a character in the Marvel series Loki, One House Bakery crafted the gator as their entry for a local scarecrow contest, where downtown businesses compete to make the best sculpture.

Dough-ki was made of ‘dead dough’, a mix without yeast.

The base of the alligator is made of chicken wire.

Tinfoil which held the dough into position before it was baked.

After molding and sculpting the dough around the metal base, the alligator was put into into the oven multiple times, each time with an extra layer of dough.

The team from Benicia in California started the project in August, ahead of the competition showcase on October 25th.

36-year-old Hannahlee Pervan, whose parents own the bakery, said, “It took over two months of intricate work to get the alligator ready for the contest.

“You have to sculpt the dough first, and once you bake it, the sculpture will change in the oven.

“You then repeat the process over and over again, adding more and more detail each time.

“The trickiest part of the alligator was probably crafting the scales, but we just took our time and didn’t rush.”

We’d say all the team’s hard work was worth it.