Want a way to combine your two great loves of food and art? Well look no further than the latest initiative launched last week by The Art Fund named ‘Edible Masterpieces’. Tapping into our Great British cooking creativity, this scheme asks foodies from all across the land to create their own edible works of art and raise money for the upkeep of our nation’s museums and galleries. From Mondrian-inspired Battenberg cake to Renoir Roulade, now's your time to get cooking and indulge your inner Van Gogh!
Inspired? All you need to do is order your fundraising pack here, grab a few friends and get food arty, not forgetting to tweet and Instagram your wondrous creations using the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces. And, if you're stuck for what to make, The Art Fund have also created a few recipes below to get you started - Jackson Pollock-inspired crispy cake and Damien Hirst skull cake. Bon appetit!
JACKSON POLLOCK-INSPIRED CRISPY CAKE
Marshmallow rice squares, but with an abstract-art twist, inspired by the great American painter. For the recipe click here
DAMIEN HIRST SKULL CAKE
A skull cake inspired by Hirst's For the Love of God. There are lots of different ways that you can decorate your cake, from edible lustre paint and glitter to edible diamonds and balls. Use whatever you can get hold of! For the recipe click here.
Food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun, photography by Maja Smend.
Words by Elliot Bateman