A new fundraising initiative from the Art Fund that encourages art lovers to create edible masterpieces – all funds raised go towards helping UK museums and galleries.
Image credit: Food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun, photography by Maja Smend © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International
Get together with your friends, family or colleagues on Friday 9 May to see who can make the most amazing edible creation inspired by your favourite work of art or cultural icon, while raising money for the Art Fund.
You could decorate a cake to look like a contemporary artwork, bake a biscuit that resembles an Old Master painting or make a pie inspired by a landmark building. If you’re not a dab hand in the kitchen, don’t worry. You can recreate a whole host of artworks with uncooked ingredients, such as vegetables, fruit or cheese. For inspiration, take a look at our recipes.
Sign up for our free information pack, which contains recipes, stickers, a poster and fundraising tips. You could raffle off the cakes, organise a private view or hold a bake sale – the choice is yours! Once you've raised your funds, you can either send us back the tear-off slip included in your pack or simply pay in online.
All funds raised will help to support museums and galleries to buy and show great art for everyone – from Picassos at the National Museum Wales and Constables at Tate, to the Staffordshire Hoard in Birmingham and Stoke, and Titians at the National Galleries of Scotland. Find out more about the Art Fund.
Please take lots of photos and post them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces – we will be sharing our favourites. Have fun!
Everyone who sends us the donations they have raised by 30 June 2014 will be entered into a competition – the top 25 fundraisers will have the chance to win: a Travel Editions UK cultural short break for two (worth up to £800), an iPad mini, a £100 art voucher from Easyart and tickets to a London blockbuster exhibition, including a £25 voucher for the gallery cafe. Please read the competition terms and conditions.