Official POTUS portraits are all well and good, but you’ve never seen presidential tributes like these. We’ve searched far and wide for artistic creations that honor the commander-in-chief in truly unique ways. Click through the slideshow below for a cheddar cheese Abe Lincoln, a gingerbread Whitehouse, and more.

Jelly Bean Reagan

Ronald Reagan was known for his love of jelly beans. In fact, he once said “You can tell a lot about a fella's character by whether he picks out all of one color or just grabs a handful.” So it’s only right that artist Peter Rocha created a portrait for President Reagan using about 10,000 candies. Today, the sweet tribute is on display in the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA.

photo: Kim Davies via Flickr

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— Abigail Matsumoto