Edible Masterpieces: Meet the Edible Masters

Be inspired by these fundraisers who are hosting a series of unique Edible Masterpieces events around the country.

Freya Bromley, Durham

Freya is a lifestyle blogger and student of Archaeology and Ancient History at Durham University.

Favourite food: Macaroons because of how delicate and delicious they are.

Favourite museum: The British Museum – I love the Cypriot pottery.

Favourite work of art: Lucid Dreaming by Yolanda Sanchez. Her use of colour is exquisite and it means something different to me every time I look at it.

How would you turn it into an Edible Masterpiece? A lot of fresh fruit.

Who would you invite to your ultimate tea party? Bob Dylan, Caitlin Moran and Woody Allen. We would talk about poetry, music, literature and life.

Why do you think it's important to support museums and galleries? It is our generation's responsibility to save the culture of the past for the generations of the future.

 

Her event in October will include cake tastings, a raffle and a baking competition. Find out more.

 

 

Louise Hale, Ilkley

Louise is a fundraising consultant and an active volunteer supporting many local and national charities including a community cafe.

Favourite food: Bread. As a baker’s daughter I grew up with the smell and taste of fresh bread and still love it.

Favourite museum: The Whitworth, it's a wonderful space in which to experience a huge diversity of art – and of course is even better after its recent development.

Favourite work of art: Anything by Mark Rothko. It completely envelops and intrigues.

How would you turn it into an Edible Masterpiece: Huge pieces of dyed marzipan.

Who would you invite to your ultimate tea party: Sharing copious cups of Yorkshire tea and delicious homemade cake with Hockney, Hepworth and Moore would be wonderful, fascinating and fun. 

Why do you think it's important to support museums and galleries? Because art is for everyone and should be open to and experienced by all.

 

Her event in October will be in her local community in Ilkley. Find out more.

 

Taija Hurri, Glasgow

Taija is an Art History student at the University of Glasgow, as well as a volunteer at Six Foot Gallery.

 

Favourite food: Chocolate cake, or a nice bit of cheese. Although never together.

Favourite museum: National Gallery – it houses some of the finest art in the world.

Favourite work of art: Bronzino's An Allegory with Venus, Cupid and Time. There’s something quite thrilling not knowing entirely why the painting looks the way it does and what inspired the artist.

How would you turn it into an Edible Masterpiece: Lots of sumptuous fondant and marzipan.

Who would you invite to your ultimate tea party: Fanny Cradock, Isabella Blow and Oscar Wilde. I think we’d have a great time and look fabulous doing so.

Why do you think it's important to support museums and galleries? It’s important to keep art free and accessible to the everyman.

 

Her event in October will be an exhibition of baked goods at Six Foot Gallery, curated and displayed to look like actual works of art. Find out more.

 

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