food art

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Wow, doesn’t that cereal look tasty… wait… those are Lego swimming in turpentine. I’ll pass thank you.

Australian photographer T.Q. Lee likes to recreate his favorite dishes using non-edible items for his appropriately named series, “Inedible”. Lee told Mashable that, “[The] series is both a fun visual pun and a comment on the artificial nature of convenience food.” He used a variety of unusual and sometimes thought-provoking ingredients to make his dishes, including tire rubber, Lego bricks, hazardous chemicals, sponges and, yes, even his own urine. The photos are meant to mimic the kinds of food pics that pop up on billboards and on Instagram daily. “There certainly appears to be a growing objectification even fetishism surrounding food — the idea of shooting before you eat, has become almost a custom,” said Lee.

Check out some more fake food pics after the break…

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When you look at Cheetos, you may see a blob covered with cheese-flavored powder. Instagram user cheesecurlsofinstagram doesn’t just see the food as a snack though, he or she finds art. The Instagrammer keeps an eye out for Cheetos that resemble people or objects and curates them in a gallery. There are cheese curls that look like seahorses, people evolving, people getting executed, and so on. No word on whether the Cheetos are devoured after their moment in the spotlight or if they’re kept for posterity.

View more of the messy art after the break.

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Food that looks scary can still be sugary and delicious. Baker Christine McConnell proves it with her desserts that look like monsters but are made from cookies, caramel, short bread, chocolate, and other sweets. While I’m a little grossed out by her creations, I can appreciate the artistry involved. The above waffle cone filled with deadly biting plants is my favorite but the sugar cookie facehuggers come in at a close second.

See a gallery of McConnell’s creations after the break.

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Minions Food Art

We’re no strangers to the fantastic and creative food art by Samantha Lee. She’s turned her kids’ food into Harry Potter, Totoro, and now, a Minion! One of the little guys from Despicable Me is the latest addition to her edible gallery. I believe his body was made from egg and that he has cheese for arms and eyes. He looks delicious!

(via Instagram)

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Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, a Starbucks barista, transforms average Starbucks cups into brilliant works of art. He creates these intricately designed illustrations for people he’s served during his spare time. His cups are on display inside the Starbucks near the British Museum in London, and he receives daily requests from fans. Amazingly, his pieces sometimes take up to 40 hours to finish. In regards to why he does it, he told Metro: “I love seeing people’s reaction to my drawings. I enjoy the joy and surprise on their faces.”

Check out some more pics of his cups after the break…

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When your kid loves the colorful Peeps that show up every year around Easter, there’s only way to make him or her come home sooner: kill the Peeps. Imgur user happymoosecaboose says his/her dad started a new tradition for spring by buying a package of Peeps and executing one each day in increasingly gruesome ways until happymoosecaboose comes home for the holiday.

Since I can’t stand Peeps, I wholeheartedly approve of this tactic.

See an entire gallery of the sugar-coated crime scenes after the break.

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Just when you thought it was safe to order take out, Freddie Krueger is hiding in your pizza. You can blame Wilhelm Rodriguez of Papa’s Pizza in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The talented food artist carves portraits of horror movie icons like Jason and Chucky and recognizable faces like Daryl Dixon into cheese pizzas carved pumpkin style. The art form uses negative space just as much as the cheese, and it’s pretty impressive.

It may surprise you to learn that there is a U.S. Pizza Team, and that Rodriguez is on it. He’s not only good at creating pizza portraits, he can throw around dough like no one’s business.

Check out more of the spooky pizza art after the break along with a video of his dough tossing skills.

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elsa food art

Other people are still obsessed with Frozen, right? I thought so. You’ll appreciate this Elsa-themed dish by talented food artist Samantha Lee. She’s cut what appears to be cheese into the white snowy trees on the North Mountain above Arendelle, added snowflakes to a tiny cup of soup, and made Elsa’s body from rice. She used noodles for Elsa’s hair and wonton wrappers (I think those are wonton wrappers) for the snow queen’s dress, and tada! It’s a dish you’ll never want to let go.

See more of her work on Instagram.

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(Luz’s Unique Creations via Geeks Are Sexy)

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With only some paint and an eye for detail, Artist Hikaru Cho transforms food into other kinds of food in her latest series “It’s not what it seems.” For instance, she disguised an egg as an eggplant (ha!) and a tomato as an orange.

Can you guess what this “cucumber” actually is?

Find out the answer after the break…

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