107 posts tagged Baking
107 posts tagged Baking
Each of the items in these photos is a beautifully sculpted cake. Go ahead and take a long look at each of them, we’ll wait. These awesome edible works of art were created by BethAnn Goldberg, a Stanford alumni with a masters degree in engineering, a former NASA engineer and now owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, CA.
BethAnn prides herself on being able to create any sort of cake that her customers can dream up. The incredible stacked sandwich cake pictured at the top of this post is a four-tiered column of cake with sculpted sandwich fixings around the perimeter. It took BethAnn nearly a week to make it, but the results appear to have been well worth all the time and effort. For Goldberg, making a custom cake is a simply another form of problem solving:
"Engineering school set me up for being an amazing problem solver. Whether it is the challenge of owning a small business and weathering an economic downturn or making supports for a 3-foot tall cake, it all comes down to problem solving and planning to make the best outcome possible."
Visit the Studio Cake website to check out more of BethAnn Goldberg’s awesome cakes.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
One sign of genius is taking something that already seems perfect and making it even better. Milk and cookies are a match made in heaven, but Dominique Ansel, New York City-based pastry chef and creator of the legendary cronut, elevated the classic pairing to mouthwatering awesomeness when he created these Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots.
They’re shots of cold milk served in freshly baked chocolate chip cookie glasses and we can’t stop staring at them. If you’re going to be at SXSW 2014, you’ll have the opportunity to try them on Sunday, March 9th during an Allison+Partners-sponsored event.
Considering the epic lines that still form in New York for cronuts, let’s hope Cookie Monster isn’t attending SXSW. If he’s there, no one else stands a chance of getting any Milk and Cookie Shots for themselves.
Mike from Semi Sweet (previously featured here) created these awesome Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed cookies as a geektastic Valentine’s Day treat. He even decorated one of the heart-shaped Starfleet uniform cookies with Worf’s Klingon baldric.
Click here for more photos and instructions to make your own batch of TNG Valentine cookies.
[via Geek Crafts]
Oh Japan, you’ve done it once again - gone and created something outrageously cute and edible. In celebration of the Hotel New Hankyu Osaka’s 50th anniversary, the hotel bakery is making adorable Kuro Neko No Te (Black Cat Paw) sandwich pastries that look just like kawaii kitty paws.
The paw-shaped cakes are made of chocolate infused dacquoise dough with a layer of chocolate rice cream between them. The finishing touch is a daub of chocolate on each paw pad. They’re offered in milk chocolate and white chocolate flavors.
Kuro Neko No Te are on sale for the Valentine’s Day and White Day seasons at Blue Jean, a cafe/bakery found on the first floor basement of the Hotel New Hankyu Osaka where they sell for 230 yen (US$2.25) each.
The pastry chefs have done such a great job making these treats look like cat paws that we wouldn’t be surprised if they twitched when placed near a shoelace or piece of string.
Here’s a delicious way to chase away the winter blues and satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s a slice of tie-dye cheesecake that was photographed by Redditor shorty12075 while dining at a Mellow Mushroom in Summerville, SC. We hope that after they ate it, they had a psychedelic tongue to match.
As makers of a 20-Sided Sucker, we love seeing other people’s geektastic 20-sided creations. Charless C. Fowlkes made an awesome edible 20-sided die out of 20 pecan pies. First he had to design and construct an impressive set of 20 custom-made triangular pie pans that are held together using magnets. Then came the baking and assembly followed by the best part, plenty of pie eating.
Head over to Neatorama for 10 more examples of twenty-sided polyhedral creativity.
Texas-based artist and Instructables contributor tchitwood created this awesomely gruesome Walking Dead Zombie Cake. She modeled the cake after one of special effects creator, director, and actor Greg Nicotero’s own appearances on The Walking Dead. He’s thoroughly revolting to behold, but being made of nothing but cake, frosting, and hand-painted fondant, we’re sure he’s completely delicious.
Click here for step-by-step instructions ;so that you can make your own deliciously horrifying undead dessert.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
This spectacular Green Dragon Cake was created by a very talented Canadian baker named Rita at the Touché Touchet bakery in Columbia, Maryland. Large enough to feed 50 people, every inch of the cake is edible. The dragon’s skull and free-standing spines were made using chocolate. Everything else is cake and icing and it all looks ferociously delicious.
Visit Rita’s DeviantArt gallery to check out more of her awesome edible creations.
Rebecca The Cookie Architect and 29 fellow cookie bakers collaborated on this awesome Gingerbread House of Cards. Inspire by architects Charles and Ray Eames’ House of Cards Game, Rebecca created gingerbread card pieces and mailed one to each participating cookie baker with instructions to decorate both sides however they pleased while sticking to a holiday-related theme. The completed pieces were sent back to Rebecca who then assembled the edible masterpiece.
We included a few other favourite gingerbread card pieces here, but you can see them all if you visit The Cookie Architect’s Facebook album.
Photos by Tara Freeman.
[via Semi Sweet]
Ponchatoula, Louisiana-based artist Jennifer Miller, aka Arte Di Amore, made this awesome How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cake. The bottom layer in encircled by merry Whos, while the Grinch sits in his seligh on the very top with his overflowing bag of stolen presents and his loyal dog Max, dressed as a reindeer, dangling over the edge.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]