Food artist Jessie Bearden creates amazing celebrity portraits out of cereal, sugar and more
For NYC-based artist Jessie Bearden cereal, condiments, frosting and ice-cream are more than just tasty things to eat.
For her, any food can become an artist's tool for creating some seriously impressive celebrity portraits.
Bearden posts her amazing foodie-art creations to her Instagram account, where you'll find her uncanny interpretations of stars like Caitlyn Jenner, Biggie Smalls, Adam Levine, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and more using the most unexpected foods – such as Elvis from Hershey's chocolate syrup – to create her works.
"I got really sick of painting because it was just too limiting. And pop culture seemed like a natural subject for me," 23-year-old Bearden told People. "Whenever I go to the grocery store, I get really inspired by the colours and textures."
Other inspirations? Caitlyn Jenner's Wheaties cereal portrait is undoubtedly a tribute to the Olympic gold medallist's appearance on the cereal box in 1977, while salt and pepper were used to make the Beatles in a post titled "sgt. pepper".
The portrait of Maroon 5's Adam Levine, made from Domino's sugar, pays homage to the band's hit single, Sugar.
Bearden's food art can take three or four hours per portrait, and she uses her tool of choice – whether it's ice-cream, ketchup, popcorn kernels or milk – to contour and shade her subjects. Rihanna, for example, was made from melted vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice-cream, all blended together.
One of our favourites? John Lennon's face on a poppy seed and cream cheese bagel. We'll never look at breakfast the same way again.