TURK­ISH ARTIST MAKES SWEET BUST OF U.S. PRES­I­DENT

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is­tan­bul» One of the high­lights at a Turk­ish choco­late fes­ti­val has been U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump — made of cake ic­ing.

It took Turk­ish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the im­pos­ing bust of Trump, clad from mid­torso in an ed­i­ble jacket and striped tie.

Geckil said Satur­day she crafts her con­coc­tions af­ter fol­low­ing me­dia cov­er­age and Trump, of course, has been in the news a lot.

Her other ic­ing sculp­tures at the fes­ti­val at Is­tan­bul’s mil­i­tary mu­seum in­clude John Len­non, Nel­son Man­dela and Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel.

Merkel was a par­tic­u­lar chal­lenge, tak­ing Geckil about three weeks to com­plete, partly be­cause the sug­ary but stern sculp­ture in­cludes an out­stretched arm and pointed fin­ger.

Geckil dis­played her Merkel cre­ation at an in­ter­na­tional culi­nary ex­hi­bi­tion in Ger­many last year.

Turk­ish pas­try chef Tuba Geckil adds the fin­ish­ing touches to her fig­ure of Trump. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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