Amazing Art-Inspired Cakes

When someone says "art," most immediately think of traditional forms like paintings or drawings, but being the dessert fanatics we are, we know that a well-decorated cake can turn a sweet dessert into an awe-inspiring creation even Da Vinci would ooh and ahh over.

We've taken some of our favorite edible masterpieces and rounded them up to give you some inspiration on getting artsy in the kitchen. After all, without frosting the Starry Night is just another painting hanging in the Museum of Modern Art!


  • We don’t suggest incorporating Seurat’s pointillism technique into the cake decorating – the cake would probably spoil before you were finished!

    Image via Toronto Cakes

  • Dali’s famous painting gets the fondant treatment. Those melting clocks are just begging to be dipped in coffee.

    Image via Not Your Average Cake

  • Frida Kahlo may be the figure on this dress, but that’s certainly not the most impressive part of this cake. Frida Kahlo’s indigenous style is the perfect fit for a cake that just screams Day of the Dead.

    Image via Highland Bakery

  • If just a painting of the banana is good enough for The Velvet Underground, this sweet and creamy masterpiece is sure to please all pop art and dessert fans alike.

    Image via Debbie Does Cakes

  • Beautiful, elegant, and creamy – sounds like the perfect recipe for a trendy dessert. This Cezanne cake bring the fruits of his painting to life – yum!

    Image via Always Andri

  • This Louis Comfort for Tiffany’s pattern is a classic design that truly radiates the feeling of a timeless Tiffany piece. Perfect for an elegant spring bash.

    Image via Zoomr

  • The cake may not be an exact replica, but the elegant gold touches just scream Klimt.

    Image via Finishing Touch

  • This cake may look simple from the outside, but the Mondrian-inspired surprise inside is sure to please any art lover!

    Image via SF Gate

  • Pollack may have worked by suspending himself from above his canvas, but I bet this cake required a more intricate method.

    Image via Finishing Touch

  • No surprise that this Klimt cake is just as elegant and beautiful as the painting itself. We hope the guests didn’t feel too guilty eating it (I know I would)!

    Image via Ruby Reusable

  • They need to come up with an official term for painting with frosting because this cake is so much more than a dessert!

    Image via Chocolaz

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