Die-hard film buffs have probably seen the classic French short, Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon). The 1902 silent film directed by cinema legend Georges Méliès. The picture made a huge resurgence in popular culture as a major plot point in the 2011 film, Hugo. Now after more than a century, A Trip to the Moon is about to get a pretty sweet remake. Kind of.
Henry Hargreaves, an artist and photographer, decided to redo the famous moon-landing shot from the film using a combination of desserts. Hargreaves incorporated the use of buttercream as a texture for the moon, covering the entirety of his model’s face with the sweet stuff. Replacing the iconic rocket ship from the original film, however, Hargreaves opted to use an ice cream cone instead.
Check out the original film below and compare for yourself. I’m pretty impressed.