Delicious Maps of Countries Around the World Created From Native Foods

Artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves are authors of project called Food Maps. It’s a series of detailed maps of different countries and continents, created from the delicacies for which each place is known. The United States’ map is a glorious quilt of wheat and corn. India is the richly colored mosaic of spices. Maps of Australia and Japan feature love of their citizens to seafood. And so on. “These maps show how food has traveled the globe – transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place.” If you like such food creativity then you should also check delicious flags of different countries also made from food. Have fun!

Hyper Realistic Cakes by Former NASA Engineer

Creating a hyper-realistic sculptures is a very popular direction in modern art. One of the most successful sculptures are creation of BethAnn Goldberg since her creations aren’t just similar to the original but also they’re very delicious. It’s hard to believe but these are cakes-sculptures. BethAnn Goldberg is a well-known cakes master. She’s the two time gold medal champion on the show “Challenge” and the owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, California. The Stanford alum and former NASA engineer uses her masters in engineering and work experience from NASA to construct incredible works of edible art. Though she spends a majority of her time making beautiful wedding cakes, it’s her special, sculpted cakes that will have you talking. As she states about them, they’re “cakes that look like anything but! If you can dream it, we can create it in cake!” Who wouldn’t be fooled into thinking they’re looking at a humongous sandwich? “The stacked sandwich cake is actually a four tiered cake in disguise,” Goldberg says. “It is a large column of cake with sandwich fixings on the perimeter. It took the better part of a work week to create, but who’s counting?”

Creativity with Food Series by Hong Yi

Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi created a series of fun illustrations made with common food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. With that in mind Yi set out to create landscapes, animals, homages to pop culture, and even a multi-frame telling of the three little pigs. Check out some illustrations from her 31 days of creativity in the month of March!

Dessert Pantone Tarts by Emilie de Griottes

French food designer Emilie de Griottes for a special feature in french culinary magazine Fricote developed dessert tarts that recreate Pantone colour swatches. Berries, carrots, lemon, candies, and other foods are arranged upon a tart base, whose bottom is iced in white and marked with the pantone colour represented. You can find recipes for making the tart in Fricote issue number 6 (2012). And meanwhile take a look at this collection of desert tarts.

Creative STOYN Ice Cream

STOYN Ice Cream is an unique design experiment that brought together 10 of the most iconic figures in world culture and embodied their images into ice cream. Worldwide superheroes – Vladimir Mayakovsky, Darth Vader, Ernesto Che Guevara, Donald Duck, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse and Mario – their strength, character and talent were materializes in organic tastes of ice cream STOYN. Cranberry with vodka (Mayakovsky), blueberry with licorice (Darth Vader) and mate with rum (Che Guevara) – every taste reflects the role of these individuals in the global culture.

The Lolli-POP Project by Massimo Gammacurta

Today we want to show you interesting conceptual project Lolli-pop by Italian photographer Massimo Gammacurta. Featured in the following still life photos lolli-pops are edible icons handcrafted by Massimo with real hard ball candy. Each candy demonstrates images of well-known brands and is easily recognizable. So check them out, guess and have fun!

A Matter of Taste

What will happen if you combine footwear or accessories with food? It will be not only stylish, but tasty collection. And if you can not imagine how it will look like, then you simply haven’t seen works of photographer Fulvio Bonavia. In 2008 Fulvio published his book "A Matter of Taste" with the conceptual photos on the theme "Food as Fashion". The most improbable that all the tasty accessories of Fulvio Bonavia – are real! Author by his own hands made models from food for each shot. Unfortunately, all his creations were too short-lived. But it was nice to know that the items captured in photos are the work of human hands, not of the ubiquitous Photoshop. The idea of the author is : “If you do not want to eat it – wear it!” Pictures excite taste buds and sense of style.