It seemed that every time Wes Anderson has a new film out, I’m in the States and therefore able to attend a screening in a proper theater with a bag of popcorn firmly anchored on my lap. It is fortunate that I’m around this time also to catch “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course, a set of this movie had to be painted. No doubt!

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Here we have (clockwise from left) Monsieur Gustave H, Agatha, Zero, J.G. Jopling, Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe-und-Taxis, and of course, Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis.

Some close ups:

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J.G. Jopling’s skull rings.

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The Desgoffe-und-Taxises.

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The lovely Agatha with her birthmark and accessories.

The best thing about this movie was the Mendl’s cake. Since I’m a lazy baker, I prefer to look at photos of it instead of attempting to replicate it.

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This cake is what dreams are made of. But for those of you who have the drive and the will to recreate this delicious treat, here’s a link to the recipe.

Have fun!

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