At Brit + Co, we feel that culinary creativity is closely related to more traditional forms of art. The way a drop of food coloring swirls into frosting, the feeling of glory when you create the perfect tablescape, much of the joy of hosting a diner party comes from presenting something as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. This week’s food focus turns to food that doubles as art. Yum!
1. Pantone Tarts: Genius! We are absolutely in love with these Pantone tarts. (via Emilie Guelpa)
2. Amylamine Cake: This dotty lemon velvet cake is based on Damien Hirst’s Amylamine. (via SF Moma)
3. Mondrian Cake: The cover photo for the book that inspired this roundup, Caitlin Freeman’s Mondrian cake is a force to be reckoned with. (via Modern Art Desserts)
4. Double Rainbow Cake: What’s better than a single rainbow cake? A double one. (via Brit + Co.)
5. Three Little Pigs: For a totally unusual take on a classic children’s story, check out this food-filled series of “illustrations.” (via Oh I See Red)
6. Pie Chart Cake: The concept for this cake was that each piece of the pie chart represents an ingredient. We’re wondering which one is butter… ;) (via Marti Guixe)
7. Lichtenstein Cake: We always love the mod comic book-style aesthetic of Roy Lichtenstein, and just might have to do our own take on this polka dot cake. (via Modern Art Desserts)
8. Sushi Cupcakes: One might argue that sushi isn’t technically modern art… but we beg to differ. (via Brit + Co.)
9. Frida Kahlo + Edvard Munch… for Breakfast: Love these playful open-face sandwiches based on iconic works by Frida Kahlo and Edvard Munch. (via Ida Frosk)
10. Bradford Cheese Plate: Based on Mark Bradford‘s layered paintings, this cheese plate is definitely inspiring. (via Modern Art Desserts)
11. Color Wheel Cake: No good piece of art starts without a basic knowledge of color theory… in the form of our color wheel cake! (via Brit + Co.)
12. Chocolate iPhone: And last, a piece of seriously modern art. The Chocolate iPhone! (via Brit + Co.)
What’s the most beautiful piece of food art you’ve seen lately? Tell us in the comments below.