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Zilly’s Birth of Freedom Cupcake Portrait of Obama and Lincoln

February 15, 2009

“A New Birth of Freedom”

All screnshots originally uploaded by graphixpoutpost

See, the Obama + Lincoln Cupcake Portrait come to life.

Hear the NPR broadcast

Zilly Rosen, an artist from Buffalo, N.Y., created a portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln out of 5,900 cupcakes. The cupcakes contain a cream filling and are topped with a colored disc made of fondant, which is a more pliable kind of icing made with powdered sugar.

The portrait was part of Lincoln’s birthday bicentennial. The 9 foot by 14 foot portrait was created in the Smithsonian, on a platform on the first floor of the Luce Foundation Gallery and took over four (4) hours to complete. Over 10, 000 people attended the event with almost 25,000 viewing via live cam. What an event. After the portrait was finished, the audience was invited to enjoy the cupcakes, up close and personal. Living art. What a concept.

Zilly garnered attention late last year when she created her first homage to President Obama, which was part of Time Magazine’ and Flickr’s Obama Project.

Left: Zilly Rosen the cupcake architect

Floor view of cupcake portrait assembly

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    February 16, 2009 3:35 am

    Attending my 546th mouth gaping, Obama cult rally: $15.Drooling over my new “Obama: Son Of Man” poster: $12.95Consecrating my divine love of our savior by eating of his holy flesh: Priceless.

  2. Marywin permalink
    February 16, 2009 2:21 am

    WoW! That was incredible

  3. Jen Sue Wild permalink
    February 16, 2009 2:16 am

    How crazy fun is this!

  4. Krazy4Kupcakes permalink
    February 15, 2009 10:58 pm

    I saw the video. It was incredible!

  5. Kitten permalink
    February 15, 2009 7:26 pm

    That’s really cool!

  6. Jess permalink
    February 15, 2009 2:52 pm

    I’m jealous!I really want to eat the Obama cakes.There must be loads left over from the 5,900. Feel free to send some to England!

  7. Jess permalink
    February 15, 2009 2:50 pm

    I’m jealous!I really want to eat the Obama cakes.There must be loads left over from the 5,900. Feel free to send some to England!

  8. It's All Good permalink
    February 15, 2009 5:16 am

    holy crap thats cool!

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