112 posts tagged Candy
112 posts tagged Candy
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]
This awesome one-of-a-kind Alien head PEZ dispenser was designed and created by Peter “Rat D” Davidson a few years ago. We love that the candy doesn’t come out of the Alien’s neck (like most PEZ dispensers), but is instead delivered where the Alien’s second inner set of pharyngeal jaws would emerge.
Pulling PEZ from the terrifying maw of a Xenomorph seems risky, but candy is candy and we’re willing to take the risk.
While there is post-production work done to enhance these wonderfully surreal scenes, most of the work is painstakingly (and mouthwateringly) done using real food. Here you see the Candy Cottage, The Great Wall of Pineapple, the Chocolate Express, the Meat Factory, and the Salmon Sea. Each Foodscape looks like a dream come true. We’re getting hungry just looking at them.
[via Twisted Sifter]
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders transports us to the awe-inspiring vistas of China’s Mount Danxia, home of the Danxia Landform or Danxia Scenic Area. The word Danxia means rosy cloud. Located outside Zhangye City in northwest China’s Gansu Province, this amazing landscape is made of colourful layers of red sandstone and conglomerates that were compressed over many millions of years, buckled by tectonic movement, and eroded by eons of wind and rain.
In 2010 the China Danxia was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. We’re pretty sure that some of the photos you seen here have been enhanced to look like something from the Land of Oz. When we look at them we can’t help but think of magnificent mountains made of ribbon candy. Mmm… candy mountains…
Visit The Huffington Post to view even more photos of this awesome region.
Cotton candy is so sweet and yummy that we’ve always happily eaten it without paying any attention to the fact that it usually looks like the end of a giant cotton swab. That has all changed since we first watched this hypnotic video in which a skilled street vendor in Ciqikou, Chongqing, China creates servings of spun sugar that look like enormous, colourful flowers.
Great big, fluffy flowers of sugary awesomeness.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]