35 posts tagged Chocolate
35 posts tagged 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.
"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.
It’s Fun Food Day on Geyser of Awesome!
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]