Creative Cooking With These Works Of (Edible) Art

Creative Cooking With These Works Of (Edible) Art

November 20, 2017

Cooking and baking are often said to be an art. Perfecting each recipe can have the same feeling as perfecting a piece of art. And often, cooking takes some creativity – just like art does. So, why not combine the two?

We have put together a list of our favourite art inspired food to encourage all the foodies out there. Get artsy in the kitchen with these amazing ideas below.


The Starry Night Cupcake


Starry Night Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Pinterest


Inspired by Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night,” these art-tastic cupcakes are just calling our name. If you are a foodie who just loves to bake, try mixing it up with this amazing icing work of art. We are huge fans of Van Gogh, so do let us know if you recreate this recipe!

All you need to add to your usual recipe is some blue and yellow food colouring, and you are set! The ones pictured were by Salomie – and made with a set of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes as well as cream cheese icing. (Tip: use a star tip to squeeze the blue icing, and round tip for the yellow!)


Piet Mondrian Pound Cake


Piet Mondrian Pound Cake

Photo Credit: Feasting on Art


This cake, inspired by the Mondrian, was recreated by Megan Fizell. Mondrian has many composition numbers, so it is up to you how you would like to style this cake! This recipe used natural food dye with fruit, however; the natural food die could be subbed with food colouring if you wanted to get a more vibrant colour. We think this one is great if you want to experiment a little and have fun trying different techniques – isn’t that what art is all about? Check out the full recipe here.


Impressionist Sunrise Cocktail


Impressionist Sunrise Cocktail

Photo Credit: Kevin's Cocktails


Although a cocktail isn’t technically food – we just loved the inspiration behind this colourful cocktail and had to share it. It is taken from the Impression, Sunrise painting by Monet, seen above. This very work began the use of the term “Impressionism” – used to describe Monet and other artists of his time.

With Gin, Blue Curaçao, Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon, Tonic, & Rhubarb Bitters – this cocktail was created by Kevin Postupack, with this painting and its beautiful colours in mind. Add a round cut from an orange peel to achieve the appearance of the sunset – and it is ready to be served!


Wassily Kandinsky Pizza


Wassily Kandinsky Pizza

Photo Credit: Pinterest


This pizza interpretation of Wassily Kandinsky’s “Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles” has got to be one of our favourites! Made with ingredients that can be found in any kitchen – we hope you feel up to putting this one together when you’re feeling artsy.

To make this pizza, coat the dough with pureed fresh tomatoes to recreate the reds of the painting. Then add the slices of delicate-squash rings, slices of soppressata and halves of brussels sprouts to create the circles! Bake at 475 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until it is golden on the edges. Enjoy 😊


Jackson Pollock Cookies


Jackson Pollock Cookies

Photo Credit: Pinterest


These cookies are a fabulous recreation of some of Jackson Pollock’s works of art! We found them on Jacks & Kate. Made with a standard sugar cookie recipe, the icing takes the cake (no pun intended) with its creativity! Remember to let the cookies cool completely before icing them with a layer of white icing.

Next, use different food colouring to dye small quantities of icing – using these colours to splatter the remaining icing onto the cookies. We just love the final touch of the mini easels, really making it look like a work of edible art!


Scream Cheese Brownies


Scream Cheese Brownies

Photo Credit: sugarywinzy.com


Now, this is an actual work of art. Cream cheese icing as the paint and brownie batter as the canvas! We think this recreation of Edvard Munch’s “Scream” must be the best (and most delicious) out there. Hats off to Sugary Winzy! If you’re feeling extra artistic today, we suggest you give this recipe a go! The worst that can result is a batch of delightful cream cheese brownies – so try not to be too discouraged if you can’t get the scream to look just right.


These creative and delicious food ideas make us hungry for more – pun intended this time! Send us your attempts of the recipe’s above or share your own ideas. We would love to hear from all you foodies!




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