96 posts tagged DIY
96 posts tagged DIY
Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings is a festive food maven. One look at her amazing Candy Corn-stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey Cake and we’ve completely forgotten about eating actual roast turkey. Who has time for dinner when dessert is as awesome as this?
The turkey is a layered, frosted yellow cake with wings and drumsticks hand-molded using a paste made of frosting and mashed cake. The impressively realistic stuffing is a combination of toasted cake cubes and crumbled bits of frosting/cake paste dusted with cocoa powder. And the veggie trimmings are made of fondant and modeling chocolate.
But wait, assuming you have any leftovers the day after Thanksgiving, you can create a whole new dessert by using slices of turkey cake to make turkey cake sandwiches. Om nom nom nom!
Sure, a great many of us have enjoyed playing Tetris for years. We’ve played it in arcades, in our homes, and on our phones. But have you ever played Tetris on a pumpkin? Created by Nathan Pryor and shared via HahaBird, it’s a geektastic jack-o’-lantern that functions as its own playable version of the game and it’s called… wait for it… Pumpktris!
Nathan used 125 embedded LEDs (along with other pieces of hardware) to construct his ingenious gaming gourd. Our favourite feature is the pumpkin’s stem, which serves as the joystick. Click here for a complete tutorial.
"Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?"
Anthony Herrera (previously featured here) is back with more awesome Star Wars snowflake geekery. This year we’ve been gifted with designs for Boba Fett, AT-AT and AT-ST walkers, Emperor Palpatine, Nein Nunb, Han Solo frozen in carbonite, and the ferocious Rancor. And these aren’t even all of Anthony’s snowflake pattern offerings this year.
[via Nerd Approved]
Redditor the_masked_cabana created this awesome giant NES Controller that’s not just fully functional for gaming, it’s also a coffee table and storage chest. With a controller this big you could probably use the Konami Code as a daily workout routine.
"Even before discussing the electricals, this is one impressive build. Each component was cut from multiple layers of MDF and assembled with screws, glue, and putty. Once they were sanded smooth, he used layers of carefully applied Krylon paint to achieve a plastic sheen that is remarkably faithful to its 5″ counterpart. For the more precise lettering, custom cut vinyl stickers did the trick."
Head over to Hackaday to learn lots more about all the effort that went into creating this enormous video game controller.
Then check out the_masked_cabana’s imgur gallery of photos documenting the project from start to finish.
Kawaii! Nothing brightens the day quite like a taste of My Neighbor Totoro in real life. Japanese Twitter user @bump_take has just shown the world how easily we can transform our kitties into our own personal Totoros. All it takes is a pair of scissors, a piece of paper, and a patient feline friend.
This fancy cake may look like dessert, but friends, this is lunch, and it’s an awesomely deceptive and delicious lunch at that. This is edible spectacle is a beautiful example of Swedish sandwich layer cake, otherwise known as Smörgåstårta. It was made by Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy to celebrate the 4th anniversary of her blog. (Happy blogiversary!)
Smörgåstårta is traditionally made of layers of bread separated by creamy fillings and and a variety of savoury toppings. Kathy’s sandwich cake is made of homemade bread layered with smoked trout mousse, cucumbers, smoked salmon, mustard sauce, and shredded romaine lettuce. The cake was topped with a “frosting” made of sour cream and cream cheese and then decorated with smoked salmon, shrimp, hard-boiled egg slices, radishes and parsley. It’s so pretty we keep forgetting that it isn’t actually sweet.
Kathy used a receipe from Saveur to create this delectable wonder, but you can probably make a sandwich cake using just about any favourite sandwich as inspiration.
Are you ready for another edition of “Food that isn’t what it looks like”? Last time we learned about an amazing cake that looks like a giant Philly Cheesesteak. While this food is smaller in size, we think it’s even more impressively deceptive.
You might think you’re looking at dollops of mashed potatoes drizzled with rich gravy and a sprinkling of pepper, but don’t believe your eyes. These are actually bites of cheesecake topped with caramel “gravy” and shaved chocolate “pepper flakes” and we wish we had some right this very minute. Yum!
Sandra Denneler created these tricky little treats.
Click here for the complete recipe and instructions.
Instructables play editor and community manager Mike Warren created a tutorial for transforming plastic toy animals into awesome corn cob holders. Mike even cleverly designed his holders to firmly reconnect, so they can also be displayed as cute toys when they aren’t in use.
But wait, Jasmine didn’t stop there. The response to her Churro Waffles was so great that she took her kitchen wizardry one mouthwatering step farther. She combined the crispy cinnamon and sugar-coated goodness that is a churro with the warm, fruity heaven that is apple pie by creating, you guessed it, Churro Apple Pie Waffles.
If Jasmine hadn’t shared so many photos, we’d think this was all too good to be true. But that’s not all, she also shared her brilliant recipes.