Everybody knows you’re not supposed to play with your food but that doesn’t stop these artists from creating some rather extraordinary edible art. Far from the mountains you used to make with your mashed potatoes, these masterpieces could go on display in a museum. Mixing together a little food and a lot of talent is the perfect recipe for some mouth watering inspiration. Check out these 40 extraordinary examples of edible art to kick start your hunger.
Tree Frog made with an apple and carrot.
Heron made of boiled egg.
Giraffe made of polenta and roast beef pieces.
Preying mantis made using pea pods and edamame.
This farm scene was carved from butter.
A large sow and her piglets made of butter.
Another large butter sculpture.
Really cool carving of an orange.
Fish made of bok choy.
These inquisitive looking penguins are made of eggplant.
My latte has a face in it!
A Dr. Suess looking character.
A few other interesting examples of latte art.
Panda sushi roll.
A re-creation of Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting made entirely from sushi.
Obama sushi roll.
Akido Ida & Peirre Javelle
Mowing the lawn on a kiwi.
Road work on an eclair.
Tunneling through bread.
Indian portrait made with over 9,000 jelly beans.
George Washington made of jelly beans.
A gingerbread house base on a real house with lots of detail.
Food fights back.
A hand carved out of bread.
Watermelon carving of Marilyn Monroe.
Awesome 3D carving of a watermelon.
Relief carving of a watermelon.
612 slices of toast.
Stunning work created from 132 pieces of scraped toast.
Insane pumpkin carving of the Predator.
Three dimensional pumpkin carving of a skull.
Air Max 90 created out of hamburger for Nike.
- Delicious Foodscapes by Carl Warner
- Make your own latte art
- Fruit carving video tutorial
- Melon carving Flickr group
- Bento lunch art Flickr group
Tim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog offers free resources for the digital artist and graphic designer, as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more.