An artist has made a life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sistine Chapel made out entirely of cake and 10,000 marshmallows.
The replica of marshmallows also has half a billion cake sprinkles and took close to 168 hours to complete.
The 18ft 9ins by 9ft 2ins artwork was created to mark the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death and it has been dubbed ‘The Baking of Adam’.
‘We decided to challenge the boundaries of cake design by immortalising his most heavenly creation in our own special way.” Cake Angels artist Michelle Wibowo said
‘We used our range of versatile and vibrant sprinkles, proving that even cake can become a fantastic art canvas.’
The group of artists used computer software to scan the original artwork before putting together with 24 different coloured sprinkles to create their replica.
‘Glue’ made out of vanilla frosting icing sugar and butter was used to stick the sprinkles together.
Though it is edible, it is not likely for the cake artwork to be carved up and eaten.
‘The real difficulty was matching his exact scale and style but the possibilities are endless when you have so many textures and colours to choose from.’ Said Wibowo,
Wibowo, spent eight years to create the artwork,which is twice as long as Michelangelo spent working on his original art work.