Enter a contest to win tickets of course!
And so I found the best, most creative contest just perfect for me on Vegtastic Voyage blog.
The Contest: Recreate a completely vegan and edible self-portrait to win two tickets to Vida Vegan Con.
Steps to creating an edible food self-portrait ...
Step 1: Using parchment paper I drew out a contour image of my face. My boyfriend was so impressed with this step alone ha ha, it was sweet.
Step 2: I covered the paper in plastic wrap more as a precautionary measure in case I messed up, and thank goodness I did that - the next steps get pretty messy!
Step 3: Prepping the ingredients. In this case the cantaloupe which would now be my new skin.
Step 4: I started with my skin since it was the largest area to cover and then worked around it adding the other parts. This part was tricky but cantaloupe worked like a charm! It was easy to cut out the perfect shaped pieces.
Step 5: Next my hair, which was made from cooked black rice Soba noodles. Although I added oil during the cooking process the noodles were still very sticky and the biggest pain to work with.
Step 6: Once most of the surface area is covered it's onto the details like the eyes, mouth and then my shirt.
Step 7: Adding the final and finishing touches, the background, made of sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
Voila! My final food portrait in just under two hours.
Self-portrait made from: Cantaloupe, watermelon, apple, sesame seeds, black rice Soba noodles, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dates.