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Butter sculptor's world cup hope


Butter sculptor Vipula Athukorale of Leicester explains to Nina Warhurst how he gets the level of detail into his work

A butter sculptor from Leicestershire is hoping his minutely detailed works of art will win the world cup at a competition in Luxembourg.

Vipula Athukorale is aiming to claim the top prize at the International Culinary World Cup in November against other food artists.

And the level of detail in his work is so fine that he cannot even breathe on the butter before cutting figures.

He said: Sometimes I have to take and deep breath and hold it as I work."

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