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Hero Dad Turns Toast Into Architectural Masterpieces

Who says white bread can’t be fun?

a beach house made out of toast @2slicesoftoast
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

For people with severe food allergies, meals can be bland and repetitive — but one dad is proving they don't have to be boring. As ABC reports, suburban dad Adam Perry is gaining an Instagram following for his clever toast art creations.

Perry says he makes breakfast for his family every morning before school, but because of his youngest daughter’s severe food allergies he’s limited to what he can serve her. A daily plate of toasted white bread with sunflower oil has become part of their routine, and thanks to a little ingenuity he’s found ways to cheer up their dull breakfast.

"I started to feel really sorry for her that her breakfast was so boring everyday, the same old two slices of white toast," Perry says. "So I started playing with toast to get her excited about her breakfast again and to make both the girls laugh when they came down to eat." Perry started 15 weeks ago with his bready interpretation of the London Eye ferris wheel (the family lives outside of London) and has since moved on to more advanced engineering feats.

Perry takes inspirations from his surroundings and daily life. As a musician he decided to create a drum kit out of toast:

Others, like the Loch Ness monster, are simply pulled from his imagination:

As the weeks have gone on, Perry’s skills with toast have improved, as evidenced by his advanced building techniques that have fashioned everything from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to a London telephone booth and the Brooklyn Bridge.

"It's just a bit of fun, but when people, comment and say it's brightened their day somehow it feels great, so I'm going to keep going and see where the toast takes me," he tells ABC. "I need suggestions though, so if anyone has any, please send them to me and I'll try to build them."

• 2slicesoftoast [Instagram]

Art From the Heart: Dad Creates Stunning Toast Sculptures for Daughters With Severe Allergies [ABC]