Pippa Middleton is Gravesend’s ‘top crumpet’

PUBLISHED: 12:03 22 July 2011

Pippa Middleton is the subject of an artwork made from crumpets by staff at The Woodlands Beefeater Grill in Gravesend

Pippa Middleton is the subject of an artwork made from crumpets by staff at The Woodlands Beefeater Grill in Gravesend


Pippa Middleton proved she was a tasty bit of crumpet as chief bridesmaid at the Royal Wedding – and now she has been depicted in this mosaic artwork made from the nation’s favourite breakfast snack.

To celebrate its new breakfast menu, staff at The Woodlands Beefeater Grill in Gravesend used 15,000 crumpets – weighing over a tonne – and 150 jars of spread to create the masterpiece after a national survey crowned her top breakfast companion.

To acknowledge her “top totty” status, two giant mosaics of famous Pippa shots were commissioned and an army of staff enlisted to create the work.

Although her sister Kate is set to be the future Queen after marrying Prince William in April, it is Pippa that has been crowned the nation’s number one choice to wake up for breakfast with, in a poll of 2,000 people to celebrate the restaurant’s new nationwide breakfast menu.

David Murdin, from Beefeater Grill, said: “We wanted to do something to celebrate the launch of our new breakfast menu and thought it would be interesting to find out who the nation would most like to share their first meal of the day with.

“ It’s no surprise Pippa was ranked as the country’s top bit of crumpet!”

The striking artworks, designed and created by food artist Laura Hadland, also saw butter, jam and Marmite used to create shading on the 13m x 20m giant mosaics.

In a feat that took more than 24 hours, both a close-up of Pippa’s face as well as a “cheeky” recreation of the now famous “backside shot” from this year’s Royal Wedding were depicted.

More than a fifth (21 per cent) of the adults polled voted Ms Middleton as their ideal female breakfast companion, pipping both Fearne Cotton and Cheryl Cole to the post, who came in with 17pc and 15pc of the votes respectively.

Those least favoured to share a morning meal with included reality TV star Katie Price, newlywed Kate Moss, both 3pc, and Caggie Dunlop, of Made In Chelsea fame, with 2pc.

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