Just in time for Easter, a chocolatier has combined the much-loved face of Benedict Cumberbatch with a classic chocolate bunny to bring the world the Cumberbunny.

Weighing in at 400g, the Cumberbunny features the 39-year-old Sherlock star's face sprouting two huge bunny ears and set on a rabbit's torso.

Created by UK based chocolatier Jen Lindsey-Clark, 37, fans hoping for a nibble of Cumberbatch's bunny face will have to fork out $105 for a bunny, plus $20 for shipping.

Available in white, milk and dark chocolate, every Cumberbunny comes with an edible 22 carat gold bow-tie and lustre dust.


Clarke told the Daily Mail: "Everyone loves a bit of the Batch! He's an interesting character."

The chocolatier also made a life-sized chocolate version of the London-born father-of-one last year. She said she enjoys working with chocolate because of its versatility.

"I love the challenges it can bring - you never know what to expect," she said. "I also love the fact that if it goes wrong I can melt it down and start again."

Clarke is planning to send one to Cumberbatch's mum, but will refrain from giving one to the man himself for now.

"He might think it's weird eating his own face!"

- nzherald.co.nz