Dad’s stunning toast art makes breakfast fun again for daughter with food allergies

Adam Perry

(LONDON) — Two slices of toast, some butter and a knife. That’s all this U.K. father needs to create food art masterpieces.

And Adam Perry’s toast creations aren’t just stunning to look at, they’re also helping make breakfast fun again for his two daughters, one of whom has severe food allergies. Perry, who lives with his family in a small town outside London, told ABC-owned station WABC that his youngest daughter, age 9, can only eat white bread with a sunflower oil spread every morning for breakfast due to her allergies. “I started to feel really sorry for her that her breakfast was so boring everyday — the same, old two slices of white toast,” Perry said. “So I started playing with toast to get her excited about her breakfast again and to make both the girls laugh when they come down to eat.” Perry said he created his first work, the London Eye Ferris wheel, over 100 days ago. He told WABC that he’s made a piece of art every day since, including more complicated works like toast versions of: the Brooklyn Bridge:

… and the Eiffel Tower:

Perry said he wants to keep going to 365 days so that he can “make a coffee table book about the year in toast!”

“It’s got to the stage now where I start stressing at night about what I’m going to make in the morning, and can’t sleep,” he said. “Often when I pop the toast down in the toaster, I still don’t have any idea what I’m going to create.”

When suffering from an artistic block, the dad said he turns to his wife, Helen Perry, and his kids for inspiration.

He added that more often than not, the final piece is usually “just a reflection of what’s going on in our little bubble.”

For example, he said that he made one of his favorite pieces — a beach hut — after being out on the shore with friends.

Perry said that although his showcasing his art on his Instagram account was just meant to be a “bit of fun,” he’s been getting a lot of comments from people who say “it’s brightened their day,” so he wants to “keep going and see where the toast takes me!”

“I need suggestions though, so if anyone has any, please send them to me and I’ll try to build them!” he added.

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