58 posts tagged Baking
58 posts tagged Baking
Science + Dessert = Awesome
Rhiannon is a self-taught cook located in Melbourne, Australia who shares her culinary adventures with a blog entitled Cakecrumbs. This beautiful Earth Structural Layer Cake is her most recent creation and was made for her sister:
“A little while ago, my sister approached me with an idea. She’s doing an education degree, and her and her friends had to give a series of lessons on the geological sciences to a class of primary school kids. One of their lessons involved teaching the kids about the structure of the Earth. One of her friends came up with the idea of presenting a model of the Earth made out of cake. So my sister asked me if I could make a spherical cake with all the layers of the Earth inside it.
I told her I couldn’t do it. “How do you get a sphere inside a sphere inside a sphere?” I recall saying. “Oh yeah,” she replied, realising what it would involve.
I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about it. I don’t admit defeat. Ever. But especially not with cake. Nothing is impossible is pretty much my baking motto, so to say this cake was impossible left me feeling weird. There had to be a way. A way that didn’t involve carving or crumbing the cake. I kept mulling it over until I had a breakthrough.”
Nothing is impossible where cake is concerned! Visit Cakecrumbs find out how Rhiannon created this tasty model of our home planet.
(Earth diagram via Wikipedia)
The awesomely macabre skull wedding cake is the work of culinary wizard and food artist Annabel de Vetten, aka Conjurer’s Kitchen. You might not guess to look at it, but everything about this cake is edible. Working from a theme of “‘Til Death Do Us Part,” Annabel created the incredible cake for the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, which recently took place in Birmingham, England.
“It features solid chocolate skulls of 16 carrion crows, 12 domestic kittens, 3 Vervet monkeys, and 4 barn owls, all of which the artist sculpted by hand. Made from White Chocolate Mudcake, the cake took her over 100 hours to complete in total. There are two options of toppers: a chocolate conjoined kitten skull, or dried flowers from an actual wedding bouquet (ones shown here from her own).”
Visit Conjurer’s Kitchen to see more of Annabel de Vetten’s creepy confections.
[via Eat Your Heart Out]
Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) has done it again. It’s another awesome exercise in overindulgence, this time in the form of a mouthwatering ice cream cone made out of a large chocolate chip cookie. WANT!
Click here to read about the trial and error process that led to the successful creation of this amazing treat so that you might go make one for yourself or, if you’re feeling generous, some other lucky person.
As the creators of an entire Bacon Gift Shop, you know we love bacon more than almost anything. So it should come as no surprised that we were delighted and suddenly hungry when we first set eyes on these beautiful sugar cookies.
Jennifer of Not Your Mamma’s Cookie created the recipe for these awesomely enticing Bacon Cookies. They look so much like mouthwatering rashers of bacon! They’ve even got that distinct wavy form that all truly tasty bacon has as well as blackened peppery edges.
So how did she do it? Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Because the cake was made for display and not for eating (more’s the pity, we’d happily tear off and devour a piece of this rotting brain-eater) the Zombie Cake was made using Rice Krispy Treats. The skin is modeling chocolate and the shredded remains of t-shirt are fondant. The ruby red brain was created using a gelatin mold, possibly much like our very own Zombie Brain Gelatin Mold.
“I hope I get some more zombie orders because I think this is the most fun I ever had making a cake to date.”
Elizabeth, we hope you make more zombie cakes too!
Head over to the Artisan Cake Company blog to learn more about how this undead masterpiece was made.
[via Obvious Winner]
We love this awesome Jawa birthday cake. It was made by Fat Tony 1138’s’s wife for their friends’ daughter’s 5th birthday. The Jawa is made of chocolate cake and chocolate fondant and the eyes are mini party light LEDs from a craft store. We’re wondering, if you have a Jawa cake but don’t eat it, will it scamper off in search of other desserts to offer for sale or trade?
Monica Holbert, aka Cookie Cowgirl, made these fantastic Hitchhiker’s Guide cookies back in January for a lucky friend’s 42nd birthday. Because, as we all know, 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
March 11th would have been the 61st birthday of the late and incalculably awesome writer Douglas Adams, author of the beloved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.
Happy Birthday Douglas. You’re sorely missed. Thanks for all the fish.
“Here is my version of π or pie, however you call it. Not only it looks interesting, but is is amazingly delicious! You can expand your imagination and create beutiful [sic] and unusual engravings as I did. It is simple and you will like it! I am sure.”
[via Serious Eats]
“In honor of Pi day, I wanted to create a fun pi (and pie) centerpiece for sharing with a crowd. What you see before you are 101 mini pies adorned with pi to 100 decimal points, arranged in a giant square with circle in the middle and a pi symbol in the center. Circles, squares, and pi(e)s, oh my! The beauty of this project is that you can do it the hard way with homemade crust and filling (how I did it) or you can cut yourself some slack and use pre-made pie crust and pre-made filling or pudding and still get a great result. It’s easy to create a show stopping focal point for your Pi Day festivities that will be appreciated by math and pie lovers alike.”
[via Serious Eats]