A Californian bakery has created an amazingly lifelike, spooky clicker sculpture made entirely out of bread.
First spotted by Eater San Francisco, One House Bakery in Benicia has created a bread sculpture of a Clicker, one of the infected enemies found in Naughty Dog’s hit franchise The Last of Us. It was created by Catherine and Hannalee Pervan, the mother-daughter duo who also own the bakery.
The detail is amazing as can be seen in the images below. If you’re unfamiliar with the Clicker enemy, it represents one of the stages of a Cordyceps infection in The Last of Us. A Clicker achieves prolonged exposure to the Cordyceps infection; It loses its vision, gains enhanced hearing, and makes rapid croaks and clicks. Simply put, this is not the type of infection you want to encounter in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Clicker Bread Sculptor from One House Bakery
Eater points out that the couple decided to create the sculpture as part of an annual scarecrow competition that takes place in the city every year, where local businesses showcase their best scarecrow creations while residents and tourists in the city talk about it Vote which scarecrow is your favorite.
SF Chronicle notes in its article that it took the team more than 400 hours to complete the piece. Balloons wrapped in dough had to burst to form the mushrooms visible on the sculpture. “When the ruptured balloon is removed, it leaves behind these really weird sleeve-like shapes that we were able to use,” explained Hannahlee Pervan.
Warning: Minor spoilers for the first season of HBO’s “The Last of Us” below.
This sculpture has a certain irony that has to do with the material it is made of: bread. If you watched the first season of The Last of Us, you know that it confirmed a major fan theory about the cause of the Cordyceps infection. In the first few episodes of the first season, we learn that the outbreak was caused by contaminated flour, which started a domino effect and led to a worldwide outbreak.
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