Edible masterpieces to save our museums

By Alice Hancock,
23rd February 2014 - 11:00

The Art Fund has announced a new foodie initiative in aid of the arts

Great British Bake Off eat your heart out. The Art Fund has just announced a new fundraising initiative calling on art lovers to recreate their favourite masterpieces in edible form.

The idea is to whizz up your own version of a contemporary artwork (like their own attempt at Piet Mondrian in cake, above), Old Master, architectural icon or antique. It coudl be made from carrots, cake or even, as The Art Fund’s food stylist Kim Morphew demonstrates with her replica Van Gogh (below), a slice of bread or two.

The Art Fund suggests that people hold their own cooking challenges, competitions (friendly or otherwise), tea parties or bake sales on Friday 9th May to raise money in support of Britain’s museums and galleries.

We might make a go of the Wedgwood plate (in shortbread and icing, above) or, if we’re feeling ambitious, perhaps a Staffordshire figurine…

What will you whip up in the kitchen?

Get an information and recipe pack from The Art Fund’s website and to share your culinary achievements, tweet, Instagram or Facebook photos with the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces. 

Food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun, photography by Maja Smend.

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