Love him or hate him (and his balloon sculptures), Jeff Koons had a pretty fantastic birthday cake this year, courtesy of his wife, fellow artist Justine Wheeler. “My Picasso ‘Kiss’ birthday cake baked by Justine. My favorite birthday cake ever!” he Tweeted earlier this week. The 1969 painting hangs in Koons’ bedroom (natch). “I think it’s about his conquests in life, his artistic and sexual conquests,” he said in a 2010 interview. (Flashbacks to Koons’ Made in Heaven series.) With a hunger for frosting and sweet, spongy layers of yumminess, we searched for other incredible cakes inspired by the art world.
Vincent van Gogh
The life-size, nude confection of the performance artist was created for the controversial dinner gala at MOCA in 2011. It even included the pentagram scar on her abdomen. A second cake was made in the likeness of Debbie Harry.
Modeled after The Bluebird. When you’re ready for ice cream, try this Agnes Martin ice cream sandwich.
A Holzer-esque truism the artist would hopefully appreciate.
Note to bakers: we request a neon Tracey Emin cake, a leggy Robert Gober cake (with hair), a very meta Claes Oldenburg cake that preferably sits on the floor, and something black, white, and Barbara Kruger. Send photos.