} Edible art itself is not usually considered tacky, but the art shows
} at which such works are typically viewed are. These events often end
} up in a feeding frenzy, especially shows highlighting Spam sculpture
} in England. However, some of the world's greatest sculptures were
} originally produced in edible form.
} For example, the famous Venus de Milo statue, contrary to popular
} belief, has always been missing its arms. It was made to resemble
} a poi statue sent to Italy by the ruling sovereign of Hawaii,
} King Kamanawannalaya. During the first showing of the sculpture,
} servants cut off both arms to serve to the guests. Fortunately, poi
} was not really the hit of the party King Kamanawannalaya had thought
} it would be (it was, after all, dried to a pretty hard consistency),
} and Michaelangelo was able to model his famous Venus after it.
} Not being able to remember how the Goddess' arms were situated,
} the master simply omitted them.
} On a more personal level, I find Jell-O sculpture to be the most
} enjoyable, although the artist is restricted insofar as the actual
} height of the work cannot be too great, or the whole thing will simply
} collapse upon itself; this medium is best suited to shapes of slugs,
} armadillos, and the supine feminine form. Peanut butter is similarly
} limited unless it is sufficiently crunchy. Spam is very versatile
} as far as the actual scope of the work is concerned: it is easily
} shaped, holds its form well, and can easily be made into statues as
} high as two meters. Its only drawback is that it tends to fill the
} gallery with the stench of rotting meat, but for the truly dedicated
} art consumer, this is not a great impediment.
} You owe the Oracle a copy of Rodin's Caryatid, made from semisweet