If there's a single phrase that sums up the contents of Pinterest it's "eye candy." In this post we look at my favorite types of eye candy: art history and food or, edible art history! Who knew?
The simple addition of a popped out belly button turns a classic Picasso painting into an enviable baby shower cake. There's a ton of baby shower cake inspiration on Pinterest, but this one almost makes me want to have another baby. Almost. Read more about Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror and you'll see that one could actually philosophize on this baby shower cake for quite some time - a welcome alternative to guessing what kind of candy bar is disguised as poop in a diaper.
This is an ideal source of inspiration next time you want to play with your food. Heck, you could probably teach some significant Cubist concepts through the recreation of this piece. The original site also provides food versions of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa (taking cabbage to a whole new level) and Magritte's Son of Man, which is my favorite rendition of the three.
No art history lesson is complete without Van Gogh. We've seen Starry Night on just about everything, including cakes, but this one is three tiers. I think it captures the depth of brush strokes from the original work perfectly.
Another work that can be found on just about anything is Edvard Munch's The Scream. How do you feel about it as a veggie tray?
Finally, I think these Mark Rothko cookies would make for a lovely exploration in frosting colors and application.
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