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65 Examples of Food as Art

From Celebrity Bento Boxes to Handbag Cakes

— April 30, 2009 — Lifestyle
Food as art is a huge movement among creative communities, from culinary photography to Vincent Van Gogh portraits recreated with edible goodies.

Finally the rest of the world is learning from cultures like the Japanese who have been turning food into art for centuries, using each meal as an opportunity to show off their design skills, be it for guests, or even just for their own children (bento boxes are a prime example).

This cluster features some of the best food art featured on Trend Hunter.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
65
Edible Postcards
Edible Postcards
Made of Dried Sushi
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64
Playing With Food
Playing With Food
Tic Tac Toast
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63
Valentines Marketing Hits Food
Valentines Marketing Hits Food
Heart-Shaped Salmon Filets
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62
Sensual Foodvertising
Sensual Foodvertising
PETA Rude Food PSA
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61
Artistic Food Dissection
Artistic Food Dissection
Scanning Salami at Scanwiches.com Looks at Halfwiches
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60
Edible Building Blocks- These LEGO Pieces are Constructive Snacks
Edible Building Blocks- These LEGO Pieces are Constructive Snacks
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59
Creepy Bento
Creepy Bento
Bento Lunchbox Treats Get Scary
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58
Billiard-Inspired Fruit Bowls
Billiard-Inspired Fruit Bowls
Triangle Dinnerware Lets You Play With Your Food
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57
Valentines Marketing Hits Food (Part IV)
Valentines Marketing Hits Food (Part IV)
Heart-Shaped Doughnuts
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56
Edible Knives
Edible Knives
Swiss Army Chocolate
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55
Banning Food Photography
Banning Food Photography
NYC Chef Bans Food Photography, Bloggers Rebell
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54
Jelly Bean Art 2
Jelly Bean Art 2
Madonna Hard Candy Cover
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53
Tortilla Art
Tortilla Art
When Food Becomes Expression
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52
Edible Designer Replicas
Edible Designer Replicas
Nancy Wu's Clutch is Made Out of Real Beef Jerky
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51
Art Made of Jelly Beans
Art Made of Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly George Clooney
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50
Edible Flower Art
Edible Flower Art
Wild Hibiscus In Syrup
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49
Obama Sushi
Obama Sushi
New Food for Those Who Can't Get Their Fill of Obama
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48
Edible Acne Candies
Edible Acne Candies
'Zit Poppers' Ooze When You Squeeze Them
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47
Food Sculptures
Food Sculptures
Because It's Fun to Play With Your Dinner
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46
Edible 24k Gold Laced Chocolate
Edible 24k Gold Laced Chocolate
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45
Edible Chess Sets
Edible Chess Sets
Play Your Game and Eat it Too
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44
Edible Shoes
Edible Shoes
Luxurious Chocolates By Theobroma Cacao
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43
Danish Designed Japanese Food
Danish Designed Japanese Food
Sticks 'n' Sushi
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42
Marzipan Art
Marzipan Art
Incredible Edible Art Mediums Passed on From Iran
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41
Edible Furniture
Edible Furniture
Biodegradable Starch Chair by Max Lamb
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40
Edible Album Covers
Edible Album Covers
Obacchi Jacket Bento Meals
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39
Family Bonding Through Bento
Family Bonding Through Bento
In Japan, 'Bento Day' Lets Kids Learn to Make Healthy Lunches
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38
DIY Flapjack Art
DIY Flapjack Art
Celebrity Chef Pancake Portraits for Sweet Edible Tributes
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37
Festive Bento Boxes
Festive Bento Boxes
Seasoned Seasons Greetings Depict Rice as Snow
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36
Cocoa Feet
Cocoa Feet
Toe-Food Chocolates
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35
Culinary Photography Boom
Culinary Photography Boom
The Rise of Food Porn
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34
Edible Album Covers (UPDATE)
Edible Album Covers (UPDATE)
Bento Box Art
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33
Burning Info into Food
Burning Info into Food
The Electrolux Scan Toaster
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32
Cheese Sculptures
Cheese Sculptures
Eco-Friendly Edible Art
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31
Bento Artistry
Bento Artistry
Creativity Expressed Through the Art of the Japanese Lunch Box
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30
Making Food Cute
Making Food Cute
10 Sushi Chic Designs
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29
Uber Geeky Food DIY
Uber Geeky Food DIY
Nintendo "1UP Mushroom" Burger
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28
Playing With Your Food
Playing With Your Food
Cakes That Are Games
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27
Food as Art
Food as Art
10 Clever Food Sculptures
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26
Edible Business Cards
Edible Business Cards
Arigatou Co. Prints on Nuts, Pasta and More
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25
Macabre Cakes
Macabre Cakes
Barbara Jo's Quirky Kitchen Wizardry
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24
Art That Expires
Art That Expires
Edible Michael Phelps and More
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23
Edible Museum Art
Edible Museum Art
Obama and Lincoln Presidential Cupcakes at the Smithsonian
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22
Cupcake Pimping
Cupcake Pimping
Paper Orchid Cake Crowns
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21
Edible Cartoons
Edible Cartoons
Face Food Bento Boxes
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20
Recreating Famous Art With Food
Recreating Famous Art With Food
Vegetable Masterpieces by Ju Duoqi
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19
Playing With Food For Art
Playing With Food For Art
Creative Culinary Photography
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18
Celebrating Cereal and Consumerism
Celebrating Cereal and Consumerism
Iconic Images from Breakfast Foods
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17
Competitive Lunch Box Creations
Competitive Lunch Box Creations
Star Wars Art in the Bento Challenge
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16
Miniature Edible Fast Food Meal
Miniature Edible Fast Food Meal
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15
Immature Cartoon Food
Immature Cartoon Food
Mmmm, Now You Can Eat The Simpsons
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14
Edible Sculptures
Edible Sculptures
Fruit And Vegetable Art
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13
Manga Munchies
Manga Munchies
Cakes & Cupcakes With a Hint of Anime & Manga
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12
Bread Art
Bread Art
When Playing With Food Is a Good Thing
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11
Flower Pot Cupcakes
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
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10
Edible Miniature Worlds
Edible Miniature Worlds
Tiny Food Landscapes
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9
Spooky Bento Boxes
Spooky Bento Boxes
10 Halloween-Inspired Mini Meals
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8
Fun Packaging for Healthy Foods
Fun Packaging for Healthy Foods
VitaMeal Tempts Children with Coolness
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7
Edible Knitting
Edible Knitting
DIY 'Knit Nights' Yarn Ball Cupcakes Made With Colorful Marzipan
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6
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
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5
Dessert Purses
Dessert Purses
Neiman Marcus Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake Looks Too Good to Eat
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4
Edible Clothes
Edible Clothes
Fashion Made of Chocolate
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3
Sushi Art
Sushi Art
Fancy Sushi Rolls, From Cartoons to Flowers, Make Rice More Fun
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2
Sushi Cupcakes
Sushi Cupcakes
Fish-Friendly Baking
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1
Japanese Lunch Art
Japanese Lunch Art
Bizarre Bento Boxes
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