40 posts tagged Chocolate
40 posts tagged Chocolate
Put the needle on the record, play the record, then eat the record! German inventor Peter Lardong creates perfectly playable and completely delicious chocolate records in his home in Berlin. He experimented with making records using ice cream, beer, cola, sausages, cheese and butter before hitting upon his special chocolate mixture of cocoa, cocoa butter and lecithin. Lardong makes his mouthwatering records by pouring and smoothing melted chocolate onto silicone molds of his favorite records. After the chocolate sets and cools in the firdge, the record is removed from the mold, ready to be played and eaten.
Each of Lardong’s edible chocolate records costs approximately $6 and can be successfully played on a standard record player up to 12 times. That is, assuming you can hold out that long before giving into the temptation to chomp on a chocolate record. Some records are meant to be broken, these records are made to be played and then eaten.
[via Visual News]
What could possibly be better than a pile of LEGOs, each tiny piece so full of potential? How about LEGO bricks made of mouthwatering chocolate? Yep, that’ll do it. These awesome, completely functional and 100% edible Chocolate LEGO bricks are the work of Japanese illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi.
The bricks are made by pouring melted chocolate into precisely designed molds. After the chocolate has cooled, the edible LEGOs can be popped out of the molds and used just like regular LEGO bricks. That is, until you’re overcome by the urge to start eating them.
Now we’re one step closer to living in a Land of Chocolate.
It’s a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. Besides the always-welcome chocolate, what’s so awesome about that? Look again. It’s not a Hershey’s Bar at all. It’s a ‘Hirschy’s Bar' - a beautifully-designed, awesomely original resumé created by Michigan-based designer Matthew Hirsch for a class assignment.
"We had to create a thank you that could be sent to various creative directors who speak to our class," he explained. "In hopes of striking up a dialogue, while giving these creative directors information about my skill set, I created a Hirschy’s Bar."
Combining a bit of wordplay with innovative, elegant design and, of course, the gift of chocolate, seems like a fantastic way to distinguish oneself for prospective employers and clients. Just make sure you bring enough for everybody.
Turkish artist Hasan Kale (previously featured here) continues to dazzle the Department of Miniature Marvels with his ability to paint beautiful scenes from his native Istanbul on the teeniest, tiniest objects. No challenge is too great, no seed or nut too small. Kale has even painted a piece of chocolate and the inside of a peanut shell.
Visit Hasan Kale’s Facebook page to check out more of his awesomely itsy-bitsy paintings.
[via Scene 360]
We don’t know where Imgur user TryAnotherPiece works, but that’s not important. What really matters is that for their coworker’s last day of work they made this incredibly awesome farewell cake. Nothing says “So long and good luck!” quite like zombies, severed body parts, and lots and lots of chocolate.
Nothing says I love you like a molded chocolate model of your own teeth. Right? A Japanese dental student named Matsumtoooo thinks so:
“It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so I made some chocolate!!!!! I’m attending dentistry school so it’s denture chocolate!!!!! Both the upper and lower jaw!!!!! My folks don’t really like it!!!!! I’m bringing it to school tomorrow so everyone eat up!!!!!”
Whether or not these chocolate chompers successfully woo anyone is secondary to how impressively detailed they are, from the crenulations on Matsumtoooo’s molars to the texture of her soft palate.
These are (you had to know this was coming) some seriously sweet teeth.
Here’s an awesome high-tech sweet for geeky valentines. Liz and Kyle von Hasseln of The Sugar Lab (previously featured here) used their ChefJet™ 3D printer to create these beautiful long stemmed chocolate sugar roses for Valentine’s Day.
It took their machine about an hour to produce three 7-inch-long chocolate roses. Although the long slender stems are delicate, the roses are strong enough to be displayed in a vase. According to Liz and Kyle, the roses taste like a rich chocolate cookie. Yum!
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.
In November 2012 master Maltese chocolatier Andrew Farrugia unveiled an awesome chocolate model train that broke the Guinness World Record for World’s Longest Chocolate Structure. Measuring 34 metres (111.5 ft) long, the chocolate choo-choo was painstakingly made over the course of 784 hours using 1,285 kg (2,832 lbs) - that 6.5 million calories worth - of the finest Belgian chocolate.
"The chocolicious train is made of two parts: the first seven wagons are modeled after the new Belgian trains, and the rest of the train is modeled after the old train wagons, including a wagon with a bar and restaurant on board. The artist created the masterpiece in his home country of Malta, and had all its different parts transported to Belgium in 25 wooden boxes. Unfortunately, the train sustained considerable damage during the trip, and several of the train’s walls had completely collapsed. But, after working day and night to repair everything, the train was ready for the big unveiling, which took place yesterday."
Farrugia’s mouthwatering locomotive was sponsored by Belgian chocolate brand Belcolade. Its unveiling marked the beginning of Brussels Chocolate Week and aptly took place at Brussels South Station located Belgium’s capital city.