The installation will be made of cake, biscuits and meringues

Almost 50 years after artist Bobby Baker first displayed her sculptural installation ‘An Edible Family in a Mobile Home’, Tate Britain is re-staging the work to coincide with its Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970 – 1990 exhibition opening this November.

First shown in 1976 in Baker’s prefab house in Stepney, the installation featured members of a family rendered in cake and biscuits (which she baked and decorated herself), including a father made from fruit cake and a garibaldi biscuit teenage boy in chocolate cake bathwater, with Baker serving tea while visitors ate the family. The 2023 version will feature a replica of that East London house on Tate Britain’s South Lawn and five cake (including vegan options), biscuit and meringue family members, based on the original versions and baked by Lily Vanilli, which you can come in and eat for free.

The house will be in situ for four weeks across November and December and for the final four weeks of the Women in Revolt! exhibition next spring, before going on a nationwide tour, so get down there for a piece of cake and a biscuit like no other.

Weds 8th November – Sun 3rd December 2023 and Fri 8th March – Sun 7th April 2024
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG