The incredible mum putting an edible spin on pop culture characters

Have you ever wanted to revisit your favourite characters from childhood? One chef and busy mum is dishing up the goods when it comes to culinary classic characters. Explore this delightfully delicious take on pop culture that will leave you hungry for more.

Samantha Lee’s love of food may only be rivalled by her love of popular culture. And thus it is only natural that the chef and mum of two whisked these two ideas together to create something beyond delicious.

“I cook, I shoot, kids eat. I make food that tells a story,” she explains on her Facebook page.


We are what we eat and I need this! 😭 #AudreyHepburn #elegance

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Although Samantha Lee started making fun food creations for her two daughters, she is now cooking for more than 700,000 followers and her creations are inspiring mums and dads around the world.


May the force be with you. (For more, follow along on snapchat: iamleesamantha). #leesamantha #starwars

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Samantha’s creations feature people, places, scenes and even slogans but perhaps one of our favourite things about this fantastic foodie is she explores the 80s and 90s through her meals.

And we could all use a bit of a blast from the past, especially in food form.


Pac-Man 👻👻👻 #leesamantha #foodart

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Old school gamers will love Samantha’s Pac-Man inspired meal using a burger patty, cheese, broccoli and beans.


Mirror mirror, tell me who’s the fairest 🔎 #theevilqueen

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And who can forget this classic scene from one of our favourite Disney movies of the past?


Mr. T 💪🏻 #TheATeam #leesamantha #foodart

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Samantha brought her A game when she designed this delicious Mr. T, complete with a tomato tummy.


Happiness is going on a road trip with my best friend. (Idea from @snoopygrams ) #leesamantha #peanuts

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Rice Snoopy and Charlie Brown look happy as can be as they ride on a bed of cabbage and beans.


Wilma Flinstone! #leesamantha #foodart

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In addition to recreating our childhood favourites, Samantha also focuses on modern characters including the adorable cast featured in Angry Birds, Rapunzel, Frozen, the Minions and Monsters, Inc.


Mom-Daughter relationship! lol #leesamantha #rapunzel #mothergothel

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What stated out as a nutritional challenge for the mum has turned into a unique and amazing career.


Hello, it’s me. #Adele #hello #foodart

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“I’m always happy to inspire other mums out there to create cute food art for their kids. It doesn’t have to be done every day; just try it once in a while,” Samantha Lee writes.


Eve & Wall•E. The cutest robotic couple 😍 #leesamantha #pixar

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There is no denying that Samantha has an uncanny ability to design food art that is beyond words, but also to transform any meal into something appetising and amusing.


I only have EYE for you. 💚 #leesamantha #monsterinc #mikewazowski

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Check out all of Samantha’s culinary creations and visit some of our other featured food artists including LunchBox Dad‘s epic lunches, Jacob’s mum Disney delights and Anne’s animal creations.

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