POPSUGAR Food

Edible Masterpieces Almost Too Gorgeous to Eat

Feb 27 2014 - 11:30am

Britain's Art Fund [1] commissioned Georgia Levy, a professional recipe developer, to reimagine highly recognizable artwork as Edible Masterpieces [2]. In an effort to raise funds for UK museums and galleries, the organization hopes that its supporters will join in on a bake sale May 9 and re-create one of these recipes or develop edible versions of their own favorite pieces of artwork. See the stunning creations and compare them to the originals. And for the artistic bakers out there, find links to the recipes so you can try them at home.

Source: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [3] Smend

Van Gogh-Inspired Ploughman's Sandwich

No need to be a baker to build an edible masterpiece. This edible version of Van Gogh constructs the portrait using sandwich ingredients like bread, gherkins, and cheddar. Peppercorns make the eyes, and the white rind of brie cheese acts as the iconic ear bandage.

The original: Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear [4] by Vincent Van Gogh

Edible masterpiece recipe: Van Gogh-inspired Ploughman's sandwich [5]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [6] Smend

Mondrian-Inspired Battenberg

Red, blue, yellow, and white pieces of cake, glued together with chocolate ganache, create a battenberg cake that reveals a Mondrian-inspired artwork when cut in cross section.

The original: Composition C [7] by Piet Mondrian

Edible masterpiece recipe: Mondrian-inspired battenberg [8]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [9] Smend

The Hanging Mondrian

A slice of Mondrian cake hangs on the wall.

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [10] Smend

Damien Hirst-Inspired Skull Cake

The original may contain real human teeth embedded in the platinum-diamond skull, but the edible cake version uses candy-coated almonds, silver fondant, and edible diamonds.

The original: For the Love of God [11] by Damien Hirst

Edible masterpiece recipe: Damien Hirst-inspired skull cake [12]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [13] Smend

Wedgwood-Inspired Shortbread

Rolled and cut-out fondant forms the delicate details on these plate cookies.

The original: Wedgwood Queensware [14] plate

Edible masterpiece recipe: Wedgwood-inspired shortbread [15]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [16] Smend

Jackson Pollock-Inspired Crispy Cake

Flick white and black royal icing around a rectangular-shaped Rice Krispies Treat to mimic Jackson Pollock's famous "drip" technique.

The original: One: Number 31, 1950 [17] by Jackson Pollock

Edible masterpiece recipe: Jackson Pollock-inspired crispy cake [18]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [19] Smend

The Hanging Pollock

The edible mock-up shows the scale of how large the actual painting is.

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [20] Smend

Sugar Cube Embankment

Sugar cubes resemble all the white boxes that Rachel Whiteread used to mimic the impersonal, mass-produced construction of today's age.

The original: Embankment [21] by Rachel Whiteread

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [22] Smend

Sarah Lucas-Inspired Gingerbread Woman

Sarah Lucas may have worn real fried eggs, but this ginger-woman is adorned with eggs made from royal icing.

The original: Self Portrait With Fried Eggs [23] by Sarah Lucas

Edible masterpiece recipe: Sarah Lucas-inspired gingerbread woman [24]

Sources: Food styling by Kim Morphew; prop styling by Lydia Brun; photography by Maja [25] Smend


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