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Do you consider food an artform? In recent years, food has grabbed people’s attention as an unconventional but refreshing form of art, and not just the culinary experience that makes your taste buds burst with flavor, but actual plate settings and displays that use food instead of paint or clay.

Not bound to a brush or a canvas, food artists get off the beaten path using innovative materials that result in impressive and unique pieces.

We came across some brilliant food artists that have come up with food creations that show an unrivaled mix of artistry and attention to detail. Get ready to be dazzled by these amazing food art pictures:

Every Day is Christmas 

Food artist, Samantha Lee, creates masterpieces that show that creativity has no limits. She engages both adults and kids letting food that tell a story. Samantha has shared hundreds of pictures of foods turned into art, but we chose this one as Christmas is just around the corner.

✻Snowman Pancakes✻ Milo✻🍴🍓☕ Everyday is X’mas ⛄

A photo posted by Samantha Lee (@leesamantha) on Sep 10, 2012 at 5:11am PDT

Christmas Mice Out

With more than 284,000 Instagram followers, Ida Skivenes, is one of the most famous food artists today. She is also the author of the book “ Eat Your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts. ” Ida creates some of the most playful, creative food art out there. She’s used everything from tropical fruits to recreate Rio de Janeiro, to this playful holiday themed dish.  

Simple Breakfast Idea

Ukranian visual artist, Darina Kossar, creates delicate and beautiful art, garnering a social media footprint of 5,700+ Instagram followers. Her work makes viewers want to rethink their boring breakfast menus for one like this slice of bread with cream cheese and some fruit on top.

Simple idea for breakfast 🍓 Toast + cream cheese + fruits. Wishing you a wonderful day!!! #dakotasky_art A photo posted by D A K O T A S K Y ✈️ (@darynakossar) on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:56am PST

Cute Little Bird

Blogger Selena Kohng creates food art that is aimed at inspiring children to maintain a healthy diet. Her goal is not only to make food visually appealing, it is also a reminder of how important good food is for children’s growth and development. She has collaborated with several brands including Quaker Oats and Cascadian Farm. The cute little birds below is one of her fascinating, healthy snacks.

Coffee Art

Italian artist Giulia Bernadelli creates whimsical compositions out of spilled coffee. She told the Huffington Post  “I decided to replace the brush by what nature has to offer, such as leaves, fruit peels, or just the food”. She also pointed out that she doesn’t plan her work in advance, she lets her imagination and the moment take control. Giulia employs edibles to recreate the sea, animals and portraits.

Minimalistic Food Art

After spending most of her childhood in her dad’s restaurant, Tisha Cherry became fascinated with the art of food presentation. Her passion would later on become a serious culinary hobby. Even though Tisha uses all sorts of foods, she is particularly delighted by the Oreo cookie, just like the picture below. She makes her clever works out of jellybeans, ice cream, bacon, eggs, peanuts and more.

Happy Birthday to the first man to walk on the moon! #NeilArmstrong 🌑🏃🏻🚀🇺🇸🌠 #OreoArt #ArtintheEats #Apollo11 #Leo A photo posted by Tisha Cherry 🍒🍒🍒 (@tishacherry) on Aug 5, 2015 at 5:38am PDT

“ Culinary Canvas”

It’s interesting to admire the work of artists who step out of the norm by opting for attractive mediums like food. Lauren Purnell recreates landscapes, flags, trees, flowers, turtles hummingbirds, entirely out of edible ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and the simplest of foods. Purnell’s work is characterized by its stunning color precision.

Dutch Houses inspired by my weekend in #Amsterdam! I couldn’t get over how cute they were. #CulinaryCanvas

A photo posted by L A U R E N P U R N E L L (@lopurnell) on Nov 23, 2015 at 4:00am PST

The Starry Night, 1889

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”. For illustrator Maria A. Aristidou it would be unthinkable. She began her career creating paintings with coffee and has now turned her focus to exquisite cakes. Aristidou paints famous masterpieces on edible cakes. Each of her projects takes between 6 to 10 hours of work, depending on the cake size and design.

Lucky for us, the food artists above love playing with their food, and we can’t thank them enough.  Whether you want to try making your own food artwork or you simply love beautiful things, we hope this collection feeds your imagination. What was your favorite piece of food art? 

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