Waffle Walls and Brains Made of Bread: 24 Edible Creations

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Who can take a hamburger, shape it into a Nike Air Max shoe? Clad the walls in waffles and paint with chocolate syrup, too? These artists can, and their edible creations are probably about to make you very hungry.

Michelangelo in Frosting and Sprinkles
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One of mankind’s most revered artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam,’ can be plucked right off the wall and eaten thanks to a recreation by food artist Michelle Wibowo. Half a billion cake sprinkles in 24 colors and 10,000 marshmallows went into the full-scale piece, which took 168 hours to complete for the 450th anniversary of the Italian master’s death.

Nike Air Max Hamburger

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When 8 creatives were asked to interpret 8 different Nike Sportswear shoes, one in particular went in an entirely unexpected direction. Olle Hemmendorff recreated the Air Max 90 in the form of “the most powerful, most durable and most delicious material known to man: hamburger.” Who can argue with that?

Chocolate Art Supplies

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Squeeze caramel, raspberry, green tea or brandy fillings out of edible chocolate bottles, or sprinkle the shavings from sharpened chocolate pencils onto your meal. Design firm Nendo created a 12-piece paint set as well as a set of edible chocolate pencils for the Seibu Department Store in Japan.

Super-Sweet Zen Rock Garden

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As if the experience of consuming a box of chocolates isn’t already relaxing enough on its own, designer Tomonori Saito takes it a few steps further with an edible zen rock garden. Draw delicate lines in the sand-like sugar around black sesame and green tea rocks.

Life-Sized Gingerbread House

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Somewhere at the intersection of Willy Wonka, Santa and Hans Christian Anderson lies this life-sized, almost entirely edible gingerbread house with waffles for walls, candy chandeliers, 144 pounds of chocolate ganache mortar, 660 gallons of marshmallows and 2,500 gingerbread tiles. Architecture firm Alma-nac created the ten-foot-tall house to raise funding for a hospital, and it was devoured by a thousand kids and parents in just three days.