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Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art

February 25th, 2010

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.

Sakurako Kitsa
Tree Frog made with an apple and carrot.

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Heron made of boiled egg.

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Giraffe made of polenta and roast beef pieces.

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Preying mantis made using pea pods and edamame.

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Jim Victor
This farm scene was carved from butter.

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A large sow and her piglets made of butter.

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Another large butter sculpture.

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Rebecca
Really cool carving of an orange.

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Fish made of bok choy.

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These inquisitive looking penguins are made of eggplant.

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Jordana Z
My latte has a face in it!

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Yoshiko314
Bear face.

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The Voyager
A Dr. Suess looking character.

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A few other interesting examples of latte art.

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Kawasumi
Panda sushi roll.

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A re-creation of Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting made entirely from sushi.

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Sushi art.

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Obama sushi roll.

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Akido Ida & Peirre Javelle
Mowing the lawn on a kiwi.

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Road work on an eclair.

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Tunneling through bread.

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Mash-mellow glaciers.

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Watermelon work.

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Jelly Belly
Indian portrait made with over 9,000 jelly beans.

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George Washington made of  jelly beans.

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Rock Recipies
A gingerbread house base on a real house with lots of detail.

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My Opera
Food fights back.

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A hand carved out of bread.

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Suicidal orange.

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Watermelon carving of Marilyn Monroe.

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Awesome 3D carving of a watermelon.

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Relief carving of a watermelon.

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Arnie Felix Magold

612 slices of toast.

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Adam Sheldon
Stunning work created from 132 pieces of scraped toast.

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Ray Villifan
Insane pumpkin carving of the Predator.

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Three dimensional pumpkin carving of a skull.

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Olle Hemmendorff
Air Max 90 created out of hamburger for Nike.

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38 comments for „Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art
  1. Scarlett on February 25th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Awesome collection!!

  2. Retro Sweets on February 25th, 2010 at 4:26 am

    AMAZING – Jelly beans, burgers, butter… who would’ve thought such amazing pieces of art could come from it!

  3. Annet on February 25th, 2010 at 4:54 am

    are these for sale?? if so,… where? Great work!

  4. Nina on February 25th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Very funny and creative, really awesome stuff.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Duncan on February 25th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Can you make a living off this? If so then I have a resignation letter to write

  6. Michal Kozak on February 25th, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Amazing stuff! Suicidal orange is just the best, haha!

  7. Khushboo on February 25th, 2010 at 6:13 am

    This is unbelievable. Hats off !! to these wonderful artists.

    I wish I could do even an inch of it :P

  8. Jordan Walker on February 25th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Apparently they did not listen when their parents told them to not play with food. Great!

  9. julio on February 25th, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Awesome post wow but I don’t like playing with my food lol.

  10. NJ Web Designs on February 25th, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Cool Round up…
    Obama sushi roll is yummy
    And Jim Victor’s Butter Art looks awesome..

  11. NJ Web Designs on February 25th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Cool Round up…
    Obama sushi roll is yummy
    And Jim Victor’s Butter Art looks awesome..

  12. Tinu on February 25th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Awesome..Cool Round up…
    Obama sushi roll is yummy
    And Jim Victor’s Butter Art looks awesome..

    Thanks for sharing..

  13. Ignazio on February 25th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Didn’t your parents tell you “not to play with your food?”
    ;o) Just kidding.

    Great works of art!

  14. bract on February 25th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Dude, this is amazing.
    I am going to share this one in my facebook.

  15. Aidan on February 25th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Awesome food arts! Funny too!

  16. zohaib on February 25th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    i really don’t want to eat these great artwork :) awesome

  17. Benoy on February 25th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Incredible, and being a food lover myself, kudos to all who put in hours of hardwork and creativity to get the final touch. Its awesome. Liked the Jesus-toast work. What detailing. Wonder how it was done!!

  18. Loveish on February 25th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    All I can say is that its a yummy list :)

  19. Shevaa on February 26th, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Very Nice…. Especially Fish made of bok choy.. Hard Work…

  20. Jay on February 26th, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Love it all.Perhaps this is why I love food so much, so versatile?

  21. Leisha on February 26th, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I love these! The predator pumpkin is awesome, but I also love the praying mantis made of beans – those creepy mantis eyes.

  22. Vegeta on February 26th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    OVER 9,000 JELLYBEANS!!!

  23. Susan on February 26th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    How much fun! Love the imagination involved.
    SweetLeisure.com

  24. Kåka on February 28th, 2010 at 6:53 am

    hahaha coooool yoba!!!

  25. Grace on February 28th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    FREAKING AMAZING!!!!! LOVED ALL OF THEM! I love watching the pumpkin carving contests on TV at HALOWEEN

  26. Yoni R on March 2nd, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Adding some of my own

  27. USJOCK on March 10th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I love food and I love what these talented people did with the food!

  28. Babar on March 17th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    hahaha…its really amazing

  29. Brandon on March 17th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    these people are really talented…genius

  30. Orlando Web Design on March 22nd, 2010 at 4:23 am

    that’s some really good work!

  31. Gourmet India on May 18th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Fantastic designs , we do have some on our site as well. Do drop by.

  32. Jorn on June 29th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art – Noupe

  33. joh on December 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I like these ones from Japan which have anime themes
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/more-brilliant-japanese-bento-box-art/

  34. small fri on January 21st, 2011 at 12:00 am

    this is a talented person!!!!They are also super creative!!!You have to take you time on that and you have to have a goood pic to do too.THIS PERSON HAS GOT THE STUFF!!!!!

  35. Orlando on August 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    That shoe burger looks good haha.

  36. Orlando Design on September 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    mmm.. Pokemon sushi. haha

  37. Cindy Daniels on May 7th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

  38. Mohit Chouhan on September 18th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    thatz really very N!cE…