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Recreating A Trip to the Moon in Cake Frosting

Artist and photographer Henry Hargreaves made a “moving portrait” of cake maker Amirah Kassem from Flour Shop. He wanted to incorporate cake frosting into the scene in a big way. Hargreaves (previously at Neatorama) had the idea to recreate the iconic moon landing scene from the 1902 special-effects film Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès. Continue reading to see how he did it.

You’d looked concerned, too, if you were covered in buttercream frosting.

Oh look! The rocket ship is now an ice cream cone. Clever!

The finished portrait.
And for those of you unfamiliar with the inspiration, here’s the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon in its entirety.

(YouTube link)

What a perfect way to commemorate the first manned moon landing, which took place 45 years ago tomorrow. -Thanks, Henry!

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