30 posts tagged Chocolate
30 posts tagged Chocolate
"Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a treat!"
You know how much we love personified food here at the Geyser of Awesome. So you can probably imagine how giddy we were to learn that our friend Kristin Tercek, aka Cuddly Rigor Mortis (previously featured here), just completed an awesome series of anthropomorphic snack food paintings called Intermission Time.
Keep an eye on Kristin’s webstore, the Intermission Time series will be available as a set on Friday, November 1st at 3pm EDT.
Head over to Cuddly Rigor Mortis for detail images of these delightful paintings.
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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]
Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) is a bacon wizard. Everything he’s made using bacon has made our mouths water and this latest creation is no exception. Behold the dainty, decadent glory of Bacon Weave S’mores. They’re like traditional s’mores with one meaty exception: Instead of graham crackers, the melted chocolate and marshmallow are sandwiched between two heavenly pieces of woven bacon strips.
"I made each square the exact same size as half of a Hershey’s Chocolate bar, which as you can see from the photos ended up being three pieces of bacon by two pieces of bacon. Since I didn’t need full slices of bacon for the squares either I was able to create two complete squares from just five pieces of bacon by cutting each one in half first.
Since the chocolate and marshmallow melt so easily that if you make these you’ll want to make sure that your bacon weave squares are completely cooked before you add the two final ingredients. After adding the chocolate and marshmallow it was just a quick 30 seconds in the microwave until my Bacon Weave S’mores were ready to eat!”
Visit DudeFoods to learn more about this sensational snack.
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]
Wesley Klein is a culinary mad scientist with two passions: Bacon and Sweets. (A madman after our own hearts.) Wesley took his two gustatory loves and married them by creating an awesome shop called… wait for it… the Baconery.
Based in New York, the Baconery creates and sells some of the most mouthwatering bacon-centric sweets we’ve ever seen. Decadent rashers of bacon are dipped in various chocolates and generously covered with nuts, colourful sprinkles, more bacon, or even 24k edible gold flakes. Then, beyond the strips of bacon themselves, there are all the bacon-infused cookies, brownies, cakes, pretzels, and caramels. And, lest your dog(s) feel left out, they even make Pig-Shaped Bacon Dog Biscuits.
Don’t worry if you can’t head off to New York right away. The Baconery webstore is open 24 hours a day.
[via Design Taxi]
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]
Jessie Oleson, our favourite Dessert Detective and maven of sweetness otherwise known as Cakespy (previously featured here), has outdone herself once again. This ooey-gooey creation is a Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg.
A traditional Scotch Egg is a savoury treat consisting of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg, while no healthier, is all about sweetness:
"The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg is coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried. When eaten warm, the taste calls to mind that of a deep-fried candy bars that one can find at state fairs. Though in my opinion, these have slightly more complex flavor thanks to the cocoa in the batter and the vanilla cookie crumbs. Speaking of the crumbs, they also give the treat a pleasing crunch, which acts as a nice texture contrast to the cakey batter and soft, gooey chocolate and sugar-filled interior.”
Looking at these photos makes our teeth hurt and our stomachs rumble. Oh sweet Cadbury Creme Eggs, how we’ll miss you once you’re gone for the year.
[via Serious Eats]
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?
Oh yum, it’s finally Girl Scout Cookie season again! We were delighted to run across an awesome grown-up treat involving our favourite Girl Scout Cookie, the incomparable Samoa.
The Drunken Spatula shared a simple recipe for a Samoa Cookie Cocktail that sounds every bit as sweet, chocolatey, caramelicious, and coconutty as the cookies themselves. And, of course, the recipe calls for an actual Samoa as part of the garnish. Click here for the recipe.
(Please remember, don’t drink Samoa cocktails and drive. These cookies pack a punch.)
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Are you ready for an awesomely sweet treat? (The correct response is: “Always!”)