28 February 2014 by

Just Call Us Van Gogh! How To Create A Foodie Work Of Art

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

 

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1.MONA LISA MOUSSAKA AND RED PEPPER DEVILS

Famous faces from the Funny Food Cookbook 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts by Bill & Claire Wurtzel. Buy it [a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Funny-Food-Healthy-Creative-Breakfasts/dp/1599621118">here[/a]

2. IT'S PRESIDENTI-CEREAL!

Artists Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev created this image depicting President Obama, titled "Breakfast of Champion," entirely from Cheerios.

3.TULIPS AND TOMATOES, AND OWLS MADE OF RADISHES

Pretty scenes by artist Hong Yi on blog [a target="_blank" href="http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/04/creative-food-art-by-hong-yi.html">Amusing Planet[/a]
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4. HOTDOG FAIRY

Cutesy hotdog on blog [a target="_blank" href="http://myhoneysplace.com/more-my-favorite-food-art/">My Honeys Place[/a]

5.CITY SALAD

Creative landscape by famous food artist Hong Yi .

6. BRUSSELS ARE SO THIS SAISON!

Brussel sprout dress by blog [a target="_blank" href="http://loudmeyell.com/50-cool-and-creative-food-art.html">Loudmeyell[/a].

7. ATTENTION ALL YOU CUCUMBERS!

Cucumbers on parade, by German artist Peter Fink seen at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.123inspiration.com/potatoe-walkout-urban-food-art-installations-by-peter-pink/">123Inspirations[/a]

8. IT'S QUITE FISHY!

Shark on a plate by @idafrosk

9. SMARTEN UP YOUR SANDWICH

Betterdressed sandwiches by @idafrosk

10. NOT JUST FOR KIDS...

Cute little caterpillars by blog [a target="_blank" href="http://tastyfoodsnacks.com/2013/12/24/food-art-for-kids/">Tasty Food Snacks[/a]. 

11. IT'S NOT APPLE, IT'S ART!

Apple rings by artist Sakir Gökçebag, as seen at blog [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/10/the-geometric-food-art-of-sakir-gokcebag/">This Is Colossal[/a]

12. SSSS-ERIOUSLY TASTY!

Pepper snakes by Sakir Gökçebag from [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/10/the-geometric-food-art-of-sakir-gokcebag/">This Is Colossal[/a]

13. CARTOON RICE AND TOMATO SOUP - THAT'S SPOOKY!

Cartoon plates by @leesamantha on [a target="_blank" href="http://www.drakeofficial.com/blog/20-awesome-and-creative-food-art-designs/">Drakeofficial [/a]

14. MICHAEL JACKSON MEAL

By @leesamantha on [a target="_blank" href="http://www.drakeofficial.com/blog/20-awesome-and-creative-food-art-designs/">Drakeofficial[/a]

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