Whether it’s your birthday or your wedding day, a beautiful (and tasty) cake is a must for celebrating the occasion. Malaysian baker Shaun Teo creates custom cakes featuring pop culture characters, sculpted from buttercream and fondant. From a Lion King-themed birthday cake to a buttercreamy Batman dessert, each playful, culinary creation showcases this artisanal baker’s incredible talent and imagination.
Food artist and mom Laleh Mohmedi transforms ordinary ingredients into edible masterpieces on plates.
Some desserts look too good to eat (well, almost)
Italian pastry chef Matteo Stucchi creates desserts that not only look delicious, but they also double as fantastical miniature worlds. The 26-year-old’s playful culinary creations feature tiny figurines that are cleverly placed among his cakes to appear as though they’re farming candied land and exploring sugary terrains. Stucchi has a dedicated Instagram fan base of over 200,000 followers, and it’s clear to see why.
From patterned pasta to vegetable sculptures, more and more artists are creating surprising works of art with food.
For years, self-described “flour child” Leslie Vigil has wowed us with her beautiful, blossoming buttercream cakes.
There are few things as visually soothing as objects neatly organized. Artist Adam Hillman has built his practice around this idea, but often with a twist. Though he occasionally uses everyday objects such as coins and crayons in his pattern arrangements, Hillman primarily aligns elements that are perishable and prone to expiring quickly. The artist demonstrates that the likes of fruit, candy, bacon, and eggs don’t need to be eaten right away.
Many contemporary bakers get creative with cake decorating, resulting in incredible edible sculptures, but Maddie Lu goes above and beyond...
Of all the places to find artistic inspiration, Japanese art director Yuni Yoshida finds it in her kitchen fruit bowl.
Culinary creative Sine (aka Foodbites) brings fruit and vegetables to life by transforming them into super-cute characters. From banana penguins to strawberry mice, each edible work of art showcases her playful sense of humor and boundless creativity. By using melted chocolate and other confectionery embellishments, Sine gives everyday ingredients from her fruit bowl cartoon eyes, expressive mouths, and sometimes even paws.
From glittering cappuccinos to photorealistic foam portraits, coffee is inspiring a surprising amount of creativity recently.
Many people are familiar with KFC’s “finger lickin’ good” food, but have you ever considered it as a creative medium?