104 posts tagged Dessert
104 posts tagged Dessert
Last year Annabel de Vetten, the baking maven behind the Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here), created an entire Christmas dinner, roast turkey and all the trimmings, using cake.The dinner was prepared for a 2012 Imperial Fringe event called the Imperial College ‘A Feast for the Sciences’. The Imperial Fringe is an ongoing series of free public events exploring the unexpected side of science at the Imperial College of London.
Annabel made the entire meal by hand in only a few hours using sponge cake, chocolate, buttercream frosting, marzipan, and edible paint. The gravy was made of chocolate caramel sauce and the wine was fruit-flavoured gelatin. Even the candles, created by Cake For Breakfast, were made of solid chocolate.
The idea behind the sweet dinner was that visitors to the exhibition would eat it - but in typically British fashion, people were too polite to touch the art, much less take great bites out of it. Annabel said: ‘We took the dinner along to the exhibition for people to eat but to begin with everybody was a bit shy about trying tucking in. Once the first person tried a bit though, everybody else joined in and it was gone within 30 minutes.’
We think the mere idea of cake for dinner is great, so this awesome holiday spread is a spectacular feat of edible art. Click here for more photos.
Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah fall on the same day this year. The Zucker Bakery in Alphabet City, Manhattan is celebrating this special holiday concurrence by offering a tantalizing selection of Thanksgivukkah donuts. They aren’t like any donuts we’ve seen before.
The flavours include Sweet Potato Donuts with Toasted Marshmallow filling, Spiced Pumpkin Donuts with Turkey-Cranberry Filling, Spiced Pumpkin Donut with Turkey-Gravy Filling, and Cranberry Donuts. They look and sound delicious. If you’re in New York, please pay them a visit and enjoy a few Thanksgivukkah donuts for us.
This awesome Gingerbread Rudolph the Red-Nosed AT-AT was created by Chef Aaron Lawrence of the Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, BC. The geektastic holiday treat was made for the 5th Annual Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase, which starts tomorrow, November 23rd.
The Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase takes place in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. You know a country cares a lot about gingerbread when they gather annually to show off their edible architecture skills.
Threadless is currently holding a baking contest called Threadcakes, for which bakers submit cakes based on the design used on Threadless t-shirts. This awesome noodle mummy cake was created by Jessica Allard, based on ‘Ramen’ses Return, a t-shirt designed Jerry Maninang.
Jessica spent three long days creating her delicious masterpiece. The mummy stands on a board covered in fondant that looks like a tiled floor. The mummy’s body and head are made of vanilla buttermilk cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. The arms and legs are made of modeling chocolate. Hundreds of chocolate noodles were extruded and painstakingly wrapped around the mummy’s body.
Click here to view a complete series of process photos and learn more about how Jessica made her awesome Ramen’ses cake.
Then check out the rest of the Threadcakes submission over in the Threadcakes gallery. (Then go have a sweet snack, because if you’re anything like us, you’ll be hungry after looking at so much cake.)
"The product itself comes with all the ingredients required, and a large bucket to prepare in and create a twenty serving crème caramel intended to be shared.”
What sort of pudding do we want? Anthropomorphic Giga Pudding! The kawaii treat that’s so eager to be eaten by you, it starts eating itself first. Strange and awesome.
"In a few hours it’s gonna burst through your ribcage, and you’re gonna die. Any questions?"
That is, unless you can eat it first. These terrifyingly awesome Alien Macarons are the work of Lou Lou P’s Delights, Leeds, England-based creators of bespoke cakes and other forms of edible artistry. They come in equally horrifying yet tantalizing Facehuuger, Chestburster, and fully grown Xenomorph varieties. We’ll take one of each please.
Would you care for a piping hot bowl of ramen? Let’s hope not because these bowls contain only sweet, deliciously deceptive cake. We’re always delighted by cakes that look like anything but cake. And these examples of Japanese Ramen Cake (ラーメンケーキ) are mouthwateringly awesome.
The Ramen Cake seen in the top photo was created by ochikeron of Create Eat Happy. She also made a fascinating How to Make Ramen Cake instructional video. The video’s description includes a complete recipe, so now you can go make your own tricksy bowl of noodles.
Visit Kotaku to see more examples of Ramen cake from around Japan.
What could possibly be better than a life-size unicorn? How about a life-size unicorn made of cake? Yep, that’s pretty freaking awesome. But wait, there’s more, and it’s a dream come true:
Sometimes we like to imagine what the world would taste like if it were made of sweets. Miss Cakehead (previously featured here) and her team of phenomenal food artists recently created a completely edible landscape - a pop-up magical meadow - in London’s Kingly Court. On October 11th and 12th visitors were able to, “dip frog-shaped cookies into a milk fountain; harvest meringue mushrooms; break honeycomb pieces from a bee hive; catch pastry butterflies and even pull hyper realistic looking carrot cakes from chocolate cookie earth.” We can’t help but think that Willy Wonka would’ve been proud.
Created by the Tattooed Bakers, the stunning unicorn centerpiece (as you might have hoped) was made of rainbow cake. Its horn and hooves were covered in edible gold leaf.
This edible eden was called Baketopia and it was created to launch the UK’s National Baking Week, October 14th - 20th. Featuring over 3000 portions of baked goods, we’re pleased to report that every last magical morsel was gleefully eaten.
[via Cakehead Loves]
This edible reproduction of an iconic work of art is just one piece from New York-based photographer Sarah Anne Ward’s ongoing Dessert Art project. In collaboration with food stylists Heather Meldrom and Michelle Gatton, Sarah is recreating the works of famous artists as different delicious desserts.
Visit Sarah Anne Ward’s website to check out more piece from her tantalizing Dessert Art project. In addition to Koons, Sarah has also recreated the work of Rothko, Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, and Pollock. Her future plans include pieces by Dalí and Calder. We can’t wait to see the results.
[via Design Taxi]