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Today we learned about a species of moth made of cotton candy.

Okay, not really, but these beautiful creatures are still awesome, even if they aren’t made of spun sugar. This is the Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), a small North American moth most often found in southern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. They live in deciduous forests and feed mainly on maple trees, but we suspect that some specimens prefer to follow traveling carnivals where they hover over the cotton candy machines.

Photos by Svdmolen, Rhododendrites, Kristi Decourcy, Patrick Spurlock, Ezra S F, MacroscopicSolutions, and Lynette Schimming respectively.

[via Neatorama]

We’re sure you’ll agree that one of the best parts about the return of spring is the reappearance of Easter candy on store shelves, not the least of which are those oh-so-precious Cadbury Creme Eggs. Over the years our favourite Dessert Detective Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy (previously featured here), has created a mouthwatering suite of recipes featuring Cadbury Eggs. And, because she’s all about sharing the sweetness, she always provides thorough instructions.

Here you see Jessie’s Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict, Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches, Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs, and last but not least, her latest creation: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast. It’s a thick slice of pound cake with half a Cadbury Egg in the center that’s heated on a griddle and served warm, melty and delicious. (Each link will take you to the corresponding recipe)

[via Serious Eats]

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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/

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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?"

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Somerville, MA-based artist Judith G. Klausner (previously featured here) used gummy candies, licorice, chewing gum and plexiglass to create the tastiest piece of stained glass art we’ve ever seen.

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.’

3D Systems and The Sugar Lab introduced two food printing appliances at CES 2014, the ChefJet and the ChefJet Pro:

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.

Click here to watch a demo of the ChefJet™ at CES 2014

[via designboom]

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.

The completed village is now on display at the New York Hall of Science in Queens through January 12, 2014. At the end of the exhibition, the edible buildings will be given away to visitors.

Visit The New York Hall of Science’s Flickr stream for more photos of this awesome edible masterpiece.

[via Laughing Squid and Gothamist]

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.

Click here to see a complete gallery of step-by-step process photos.

[via Reddit]

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.

[via Inthralld and Digital Journal]