Edible Art: The Scream

Almost a year after creating Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night out of cake and ten months after turning graham crackers into Mark Rothko paintings, I was ready for another edible art history challenge. This time, I decided to make Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece The Scream out of cake.

My cake took twelve hours, three tubs of icing, and oodles of love. I took the finished product all the way from my home in Pennsylvania to New York City, where I shared my digestible artwork with my fellow members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Teen Advisory Group at our final meeting of the year.

Check out pictures of my screamin’ cake below! And to see other times I’ve had fun with The Scream, see the balloon re-creation of the painting that my siblings and I undertook, my Halloween costume, and my trip to Grounds for Sculpture.



Day at the Museum: Shadowing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I had the unique opportunity to shadow the college internship program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for one day. I greatly enjoyed meeting staff members and interns and getting a special peek at the inner workings of this esteemed institution.

During my day at the museum, I also explored the collection with one of the college interns. While I took pictures – which you can see in the slideshow below – with only my favorites, there were countless other magnificent and enriching works of art that I also loved seeing at the museum.

What fun is a post about the Philadelphia Museum of Art without the famous Rocky scene? Click here to play it, and fast-forward to minute 2:00 to find the museum.

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Edible Art: The Starry Night

As you may have guessed from the About page and Heartwork’s background, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is my favorite painting because of its sentimental value – it is the work that inspired my lasting love of art history! When I received Karen Tack and Alan Richardson’s book Hello, Cupcake! as a gift, I knew exactly which adorable cupcake creation would be my first experiment: a delicious rendition of The Starry Night with cupcakes as the canvas and icing as the paint.

Twelve hours after I first put the cupcake batter in the oven, my very own van Gogh masterpiece was finished – and I even framed it! Take a look: