Take a ‘Peep' at These 10 Amazing Marshmallow Sculptures

Sugary, sweet models of Edgar Allen Poe, Belle of "Beauty and the Beast" and Paddington Bear are just a few of the Peeps sculptures seen at the PEEPShow, a competition that raises funds for the Carroll County Arts Council on Westminster, Maryland. Artists and marshmallow enthusiasts across the country enter each year to show off their Easter creations.

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Just in time for the release of a live-action "Beauty and the Beast" film, among the top contenders in the PEEPShow is this 5-foot-tall statue of Belle. Baker Candace Birger used 1,500 Peeps to create the statue.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Edgar Allan Peep" is one of the contest's several literary submissions. Poe, the author of dark poems and stories like "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart," is considered a hometown hero for residents of Maryland. Poe is buried in Baltimore, where he died in 1849.
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This piece of Peeps art, by Kim Prati, re-creates "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," a famous woodblock print created by the Japanese artist Hokusai in 1831. Impressions of the original print are included in the collections of the Met and the British Museum.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Mother of (Peep) Dragons" is an 8-and-a-half foot sculpture by Vivian Davis.
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Internet sensations also appear among the entries: this work immortalizes Grumpy Cat, a 5-year-old feline who has become famous online due to her permanently grouchy facial expression.
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A combination of Peeps and nuts come together to create this edible version of Paddington Bear, the beloved character from English children's literature.
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This Peep statue stands alongside its inspiration, a Swedish Dalacarnian horse. Known as "Dala horses," the wooden figurines are popular symbols of Swedish culture that first arrived in the United States during the 1939 World's Fair.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Victoria's Peepscret" brings the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to marshmallow form in minute detail –– from the models' high heels to the elaborately dressed crowd.
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Among the simplest submissions to the contest is this "Royal Palm" tree, complete with a Peeps crown.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Jane Goodall is a primatologist most known for her long term study of wild chimpanzees in Tasmania," reads the description on this diorama, which features chimpanzees in a wild made of Peeps.
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