One of the consequences of your mom telling you not to play with your food is that she deprived you of years of practice of making kick-ass food art.

You might think that food artists make little people out of carrots and peas, but there is much more to the trade than that. That's why we collected these 25 crazy pieces of food art—see if it can kick-start your imagination, and maybe you can try your hand at making a mural of Jerry Seinfeld out of breakfast cereal (again, yes, someone actually did that).

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