Watch Food Artist Recreate Michelangelo Painting with Half a Billion Sprinkles

Playing with your food just became high art

How to commemorate the 450-year anniversary of Michelangelo's death? With sprinkles, naturally. Lots and lots of sprinkles. Make that half a billion sprinkles. That's how many the UK-based cake designer Michelle Wibowo used to recreate Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco, The Creation of Adam, to display in London's St. Pancras church in conjunction with the February celebrations commemorating the artist.


Working with the cake-design brand Cake Angels, which commissioned the cake in honor of the Michelangelo anniversary, Wibowo used 24 colors of sprinkles, lots of icing, and 10,000 marshmallows--and managed to finish the near-exact replica in just 168 hours. The result is so beautiful (not to mention deliciously edible), it's shocking that the cake lasted long enough for anyone to see it. Watch Wibowo make the cake here (not to worry--the video is only about 2 minutes long).



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