Cake Artist Recreates Michelangelo's Masterpiece

Cake Artist Recreates Michelangelo's Masterpiece

One cake artist is taking the art of cooking to whole new level by recreating Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam," in the sweetest way possible. In fact, this project literally takes the cake.

Cake artist Michelle Wibowo and the group Cake Angels took on quite a task. The group recreated the iconic "The Creation of Adam" out of frosting, marshmallows and sprinkles. Michelangelo's original masterpiece remains on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

Wibowo says their recreation has required 10,000 marshmallows, half a billion sprinkles and many sleepless nights, but she still considers herself lucky because while she needs a steady hand to apply the tiny ingredients carefully, Michelangelo painted the original piece hunched under a massive ceiling for four years as paint dripped on his face.

Cake Angels decided to take on this project because of how inspiring Michelangelo's original piece remains to this day. "Cake Angels is all about inspiring the baker through creativity, and innovation," explains Creative Director Alex Balzaretti. "We've been looking for a project for a long time that enabled us to do that and it became apparent that 2014 was going to be a historic year in the celebration of the life of Michelangelo. It's the 450 year anniversary of his death."

Watch the video above to learn how this cake artist is recreating Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam."

Image Credit: via Cake Angels