Image courtesy of Nagatoya
Nagatoya is a Japanese manufacturer of confectionery gifts that come in beautiful formats. One of its most impressive products has caused people to “flip out”, quite literally.

The “Fly Me to the Moon” dessert is made with three kinds of jelly: a sweet red bean jelly layer for the base, a champagne jelly filling, and a lemon-flavored sweet bean paste jelly. It’s then topped with walnut, cranberry, and raisin.

The dessert itself depicts a blue bird flying towards the moon that actually changes phases. The bird and moon are molded in such a way that when the dessert is sliced, they change to another shape. The effect makes it a truly stunning edible flipbook.

The dessert is only available in Japan at the moment, but it will surely inspire American dessert makers to innovate with similar ideas.