118 posts tagged Candy
118 posts tagged Candy
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here) just finished an awesome new project entitled Sweet Pysanka that’s easily one of the biggest, prettiest Easter eggs we’ve ever seen. It’s a beautiful 32” x 24” egg covered in paisley designs made of 8500 pieces of hand cast urethane candy. If all that candy were edible, it wouldn’t be safe in our presence.
“Sweet Pysanka” is my homage to the intricately designed wax-resist Ukrainian Easter eggs called “Pysanka”. I am using a mosaic of hand cast acrylic candy to capture the joy of opening my basket on Easter morning and seeing all of the wonderfully bright candies and goodies that awaited me. Combining this joyous memory and the amazing care that the Ukrainian Artisans put into their work was impossible for me to pass up.
"Sweet Pysanka" was created for the Big Egg Hunt in NYC presented by Faberge’, that I will be participating in this spring. Please check out their site. The money raised by this event goes to several incredible charities. If you are in the New York City area in April, come look for my egg and other amazing artists participating in this event. http://thebigegghunt.org/
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here) is wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day with another one of his awesomely detailed creations. Entitled A Rose By Any Other Name, it was made using over 15,000 individually hand cast urethane pieces of candy. It measures 51” long x 41” tall x 1.5” deep and weight 75 pounds.
"What could be sweeter than giving flowers? Candy perhaps? A flower made out of candy with a title alluding to Romeo and Juliet? Yes, all of these. This cloyingly sweet rose is a perfect example of how far you can take a theme before it just about implodes. Had I actually made it from real candy, well, that would have been going too far, or would it?"
Gummy Stained Glass is part of Klausner’s From Scratch series, for which she combined food and traditional handicrafts such as sewing, embroidery and jewelry-making. For the latter she made a lovely series of cameo portraits using Oreo cookies.
Visit Judith G. Klausner’s website to check out more of her wonderful (and sometimes delicious) creations.
[via Laughing Squid]
These beautiful geometric objects are 3D-printed sugar sculptures and they’re some of the prettiest pieces of candy we’ve ever seen. They were made by 3D Systems and The Sugar Lab. The latter is a micro-design firm created by Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, a husband and wife team dedicated to the awesome craft of creating bespoke, 3D-printed edible confections.
‘The overlap of technology, food and art is so rich, and the potential for customization and innovation is limitless,’ said Liz von Hasseln, cofounder of The Sugar Lab. Existing commercial applications for printable sugar include complex sculptural cakes for weddings and special events that are made possible only with 3D printing, and customizable confections for bake shops and restaurants. continued von Hasseln, ‘We see our technology quickly evolving into a variety of flavors and foods, powered by real food printers for professionals and consumers alike and we could not think of a more qualified partner than 3D systems to help make that a reality.’
The ChefJet will deliver single-color prints; while the more advanced ChefJet Pro will dispatch full color prints. Both can produce either sugar or milk chocolate confections, in different flavors that include cherry, mint and sour apple, and will be available to the market later this year.
A couple weeks ago we saw a World’s Largest Gingerbread House. Now let’s look at another amazing work of gingerbread artistry, recently declared the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village. GingerBread Lane is a 1.5-ton, 300-square-foot edible village comprised of over 150 buildings. It was created by Chef Jon Lovitch, who started working on this massive project last February by baking one building at a time in his small apartment in NYC.
Visit The New York Hall of Science’s Flickr stream for more photos of this awesome edible masterpiece.
It’s Amazing Holiday Treats Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Simply watching Adventure Time is often enough to make us hungry for sweets, but now we have an actual edible Candy Kingdom to tantalize our tastebuds. This mouthwateringly awesome Gingerbread Candy Kingdom was made by Redditor IHaveAFluffyCat (who actually does have an adorable fluffy cat).
The amount of time, effort, and candy that went into this work of edible art is amazing. It’s beautifully detailed from top to bottom, but we’re particularly impressed by the Gumball Guardians, whose sugar glass heads contain real gumballs.
They say “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Thanks to a group of A&M Traditions Club members and volunteers, that saying now includes gingerbread houses too. Behold the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. Measuring an awesome 39,201.8 cubic feet, it’s the size of real house and it really is made of gingerbread:
"Traditions Club Executive Chef, Michael Menchaca, lead the baking team to success. The house at Traditions Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this 22,304 pieces of candy that are attached to it. Totaling 36 million calories!"
All the materials used to create the house were donated to the project and all of the proceeds from it are being donated to the St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center in Bryan, Texas. Thus far, the enormous edible house has raised in over $150,000.
Visit Inthralld for more photos.
Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Bell (previously featured here) created these three awesome anthropomorphic candy sculptures for Bewitching III, the Stranger Factory’s annual Halloween group exhibition at their gallery in Albuquerque, NM. We love that these pieces of evil personified candy come complete with their own wrappers.
The creepy chocolate kisses, entitled Hurtey’s Kisses of Death®!, come two different flavours. The two larger kisses are called Kiss of Death I: First Kiss (milk chocolate) and Kiss of Death II: The Darkness (dark chocolate), but we seriously advise against trying to eat either of them.
Entitled Kill Kat II : Green Tea Terror!, the sinister green Kit Kat bar was inspired by Andrew’s recent travels to Japan, where they sell the green tea-flavoured variety.
[via Spanky Stokes]