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Instagram artist creates beautiful Caitlyn Jenner portrait out of Wheaties

Remember when your parents would say, "don't play with your food"? One Instagram artist reminds us that food is no sport, but a work of art.
/ Source: TODAY

There’s no telling when or where an artist will find inspiration.For creative director Jessie Bearden that process always starts in an aisle of a grocery store.

"It really just kind of pops in my head when I’m at the store," Bearden told

The 23-year-old artist creates elaborate depictions of Hollywood's most iconic stars with food and then shares them with her nearly 12,000 Instragram followers.

The star-studded list includes Lady Gaga, the Beatles and Adam Levine — just to name a few.

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Bearden's latest celeb-inspired creation — and favorite project to date — is a portrait of Caitlyn Jenner made out of crushed Wheaties cereal — a reference to the iconic 1977 Wheaties box featuring the former Olympian.

There's also a Biggie one made out of mustard and ketchup...

...and, a Rihanna made out of ice cream. Yum!

Bearden's work, like any true recipe, involves a step-by-step process.

"I’ll usually sketch it out first and have a game plan at least," she said, "or, I’m looking at something on my computer."

Depending on the texture, size and quality of the materials she's using to fill in those blanks, the tools found in her kit often vary.

For instance, instead of a paintbrush she'll use tweezers or eyedroppers.

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"I never really use paint brushes or anything traditional, but it ends up being toothpicks," said Bearden. "It’s really meticulous so, those kind of weird tools work."

Bearden compares the portraits made with liquids to painting, which makes them easier to do.

This frosted Beyonce portrait only took 30 minutes.

Whereas, this John F. Kennedy portrait made with pine needles took Bearden four hours.

"The ones where I’m using sprinkles or the pine needles are the ones that kind of take a lot longer 'cause I’m sitting there with tweezers and stuff and time just passes by," she said.

Bearden isn't bothered that her art is perishable. In fact, she gets a, "therapeutic cleansing feel so, I don’t mind that they are gone when I’m done."

Bearden said Instagram has been an great place to showcase her work of art and meet other creative artists like herself.

"It’s fun," she said. "It’s different every day and that’s kinda how I like it — [it] keeps things interesting."