More Than 20 ‘Drag Race’ Queens Have Been Sculpted Into Sugar, and We’re Living For It
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RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a staple in our lives since 2009 and has yet to lose its glamorous, dramatic and over-the-top appeal. We have a feeling that it never will. The reality competition has also launched a number of spin-offs, including but not limited to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked and RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. It’s obvious that fans can’t get enough of the phenomenon, but what’s truly special about Drag Race is its penchant for inspiring creativity in others. Enter “Sugar Drag Race.”
Created by two award-winning cake artists, Yellow Bee Sugar Art’s Vicky Teather and Un Cupcake, l’Addition!’s Sébastien Haramendy, Sugar Drag Race is one of the coolest collaborations to be inspired by the reality TV competition series.
Over 20 artists from all around the world came together to work on this project, each choosing a beloved queen and creating a piece of sugar art about them. The result? Fun, fabulous and delicious works of art — all made out of sugar.
Some of the Drag Race queens transformed into delectable desserts include BenDeLaCreme, Brita Filter, Ellie Diamond, Nina Bo’nina Brown, Baga Chipz, Courtney Act, Lawrence Channey and Ariel Versace.
About the project, Vicky Teahther had this to say:
As a creative person it’s incredibly hard to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race without feeling inspired to create! I’ve watched the show throughout many seasons and have found myself admiring the artistry and creativity of the queens.
In a moment of sheer madness I decided that instead of creating one queen I would involve more cake artists and we’d create a whole monarchy. The initial plan for the collaboration was due to be much grander, but due to Covid-19 plans were scaled back and a lot of artists had to drop out.
It’s been a tough 18 months, but now that I have Sébastien on my side with much-needed charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, I think Season 2 [of Sugar Drag Race] will sashay onto the runway and blow us all away with the magic only drag queens sprinkle on us mere mortals.
Sébastien Haramendy from Un Cupcake, l’Addition! also spoke about the upcoming second season of Sugar Drag Race:
It was a deliberate choice to make this edition of Sugar Drag Race a bit like RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s first season: intimate and hazy filtered. But we had such amazing and heartwarming feedback, especially from the queens themselves, that Vicky and I have decided to put a second season in the oven.
It’s not quite baked yet and we can’t ‘ruveal’ too much about it, but our intention is to use our very young Instagram Sugar Drag Race account — please follow us — to its fullest potential, not only to showcase our sweet creations but also to bring our sugar artists live for Q&As, demos, contests, etc.
And best of all, the response to Sugar Drag Race from the queens themselves has been thoroughly positive. Who wouldn’t love to see themselves molded in sugar?!
We can’t wait to see what the next season of Sugar Drag Race has in store!