T-ate modern: Artists create mouthwatering replicas of iconic art galleries using gingerbread and sweets

These mouth-watering replicas of iconic art galleries are made out of delicious gingerbread and chocolate.

Forget your bog standard festive gingerbread houses, these gourmet galleries blow them out of the water.

The iconic art galleries are made entirely from gingerbread and chocolate

The iconic art galleries are made entirely from gingerbread and chocolate

Giving a new meaning to the T-ate Modern, artist Henry Hargreaves sculpted biscuits, hard candy and bubble gum into the London landmark.

With the help of Caitlin Levin, 34, the pair built a moreish replica of New York’s Guggenheim museum using bright white icing and liquorice.

The delicious designs were built for Dylan's Candy store in Miami, USA

The delicious designs were built for Dylan’s Candy store in Miami, USA

Henry said: “The series allowed us to use techniques we hadn’t used before.

“We’ve never worked with gingerbread or sweets or chocolate to create solid structures.

“Each gallery took between two and four days to build as we had to start with a foam base and work round that.

“The Tate Modern was the hardest one to complete and even cracked and shrank a bit before we photographed it.

“It took some patching up to fix it.”

Artist Henry Hargreaves said: "We've never worked with gingerbread or sweets or chocolate to create solid structures."

Artist Henry Hargreaves said: “We’ve never worked with gingerbread or sweets or chocolate to create solid structures.”

The delicious designs were built for Dylan’s Candy store in Miami, USA, and used the sweets that are on offer there.

The buildings were photographed in black and white to mimic famous architectural shots and to subvert people’s expectations of what a typical gingerbread house is.