The Art Fund, an organization that raises money to support galleries and museums around the U.K., has launched a fundraising campaign encouraging lovers of food and art to bake creatively: "Fundraising for Art: It's a Piece of Cake." The Art Fund is rallying foodies on May 9 to create and sell their own edible works, including a Mondrian-inspired battenberg cake, a Jackson Pollock-esque puffed rice treat, an edible Damien Hirst skull, a Van Gogh "Ploughman"-themed sandwich mosaic and more.
Katherine Richards, the campaign coordinator, noted on the Art Fund site, "We're hoping to inspire people, through the medium of food, to raise money for our national museums and galleries. What could be more fun than recreating your favourite work of art out of simple ingredients you have in your fridge -- which you can then eat!"
Those interested in participating can get details, recipes and order a fundraising pack on Art Fund's Edible Masterpieces site.
The delicious masterpieces are reminiscent of the creative baking happening at the San Francisco MOMA, where the resident pastry chef at in-house cafe Blue Bottle Coffee Caitlin Freeman is turning out some tasty works of her own.