Monday 19 February 2018

Bakers recreate art masterpieces

Paul Hollywood with Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn
Paul Hollywood with Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn

Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn has recreated an iconic artwork in edible form as part of a fundraising initiative.

She unveiled a bake inspired by iconic artwork Blue Nude (I) by Henri Matisse in aid of the Art Fund's latest drive entitled Edible Masterpieces.

The challenge is calling on art lovers, museum goers, keen bakers and cooks to organise their own cooking challenges to see who can create the finest edible masterpieces inspired by their favourite work of art or cultural icon.

Frances 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."

Edible Masterpieces has seen nearly a 1,000 sign-ups and overwhelming enthusiasm, with each entrant receiving a beautifully-designed fundraising pack, full of recipes and inspiration.

Throughout the UK, there will be friendly competitions with work colleagues, tea parties with friends or family and many a bake sale - with all funds raised going towards supporting UK museums and galleries, helping them to buy and show great art for everyone.

Participants have been sharing photos of their ideas, inspirations and creations via the Art Fund's social media channels - Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - using the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces.

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