How Would Andy Warhol Have Decorated Christmas Cookies?
These highbrow confections are almost good enough to hang on your wall.
How would Piet Mondrian or Vincent van Gogh decorate a plate of cookies to leave out for jolly old St. Nick? We’ve already explored how art history’s most famous painters might approach Thanksgiving dinner (see “This is How Your Favorite Artists Would Plate Their Thanksgiving Meals“). Now, consider the cookie as art, a tasty canvas to be transformed into the next great masterpiece.
Luckily, Google did not let us down in our search for cheerfully decorated Christmas cookies with an artful spin. It turns that talented bakers have been aping famous artists for any number of occasions, from Jackson Pollock-themed parties to weddings and art gallery openings, or even just for an excuse to show off their confectionery prowess on Reddit.
So, this holiday, feast your eyes as well as your stomach with paint-splatter cookies à la Jackson Pollock, soup-can-painted edibles inspired by Andy Warhol’s beloved subject, and coin-shaped delicacies featuring Keith Haring’s iconic “Radiant Baby.” Many of these sweet offerings come with tutorials should you wish to bake your own. Unfortunately, the closest we got for Jeff Koons was that giant painting of a slice of cake from the Whitney retrospective, and someone who built Balloon Dog (Yellow) out of Twinkies. But, then again, would you really want to eat anything featuring images from Koons’s graphic “Made in Heaven” series? Sounds like a recipe for indigestion.
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