Frances Quinn reveals her Edible Masterpiece
The Great British Bake-off 2013 winner has made a Matisse-inspired cheesecake for our fundraising initiative.
This morning at Art Fund HQ, Great British Bake-off winner Frances Quinn revealed a beautiful cheesecake inspired by Blue Nude (I) (1952) by Henri Matisse.
She created her piece in aid of our fundraising initiative Edible Masterpieces, which asked art lovers and keen cooks to make edible creations inspired by iconic works of art.
Frances Quinn, said: 'What excites me most about baking is getting to be creative with ingredients that can be turned into designs, which can then be eaten and enjoyed. Edible Masterpieces fully embraces this mixing together of art and food and the inspiration and ideas that go into each piece – not necessarily just cake!'
Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said: 'We're really encouraged by the wave of enthusiasm for Edible Masterpieces – the idea of baking to help museums and galleries seems to have truly captured the public imagination! I look forward to seeing everyone’s Edible Masterpieces and I know that Frances Quinn’s work will be an inspiration to all.'
Edible Masterpieces has had almost 1,000 sign-ups from all over the UK and beyond. Please tweet, Instagram and Facebook your photos with the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces (click the link to see our fundraisers' incredible efforts). After your event is over, please donate your proceeds online. Thanks for your support!
This morning we held our own staff event; take a look at the amazing results in the gallery, below.