123 posts tagged Dessert
123 posts tagged Dessert
Don’t run away! This particular “Nightmare in Silver" is 100% edible and not the least bit interested in destroying all life on earth. This Cyberman is an awesome cake made by Happy Occasions Cakes, a bespoke bakery located in Cwmbran, Wales. While we understand that the existence of this geektastic cake creates a distinct conflict between the Whovian survival instinct and sweet tooth, we’re pretty sure our overwhelming love of cake would triumph in the end.
Visit the Happy Occasions Cakes Facebook Page to check out more of their fantastic custom creations.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.
The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:
To make a Hedge Hog.
Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.
It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.
Elizabeth Marek of the Artisan Cake Company (previously featured here) created this incredibly awesome pair of Father’s Day Cakes for her husband’s very first Father’s Day. That’s right, both the half-barrel full of ice and bottled beer as well as the double-decker cheeseburger are completely edible cakes.
The half-barrel is a marble cake made with Oreo cookies and cream filling. The ice and the bottles were made using isomalt from simi cakes. Stay tuned to Marek’s YouTube channel for a forthcoming tutorial. There will also be a burger cake tutorial available via the Artisan Cake Company webstore.
[via the Artisan Cake Company]
The only thing better than a bowl full of chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chip cookies served in a bowl that’s actually MADE of chocolate chip cookies. Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings created this awesome chocolate chip cookie serving bowl. It’s easy to make and even easier to devour.
The Department of Impossible Cuteness needs to create a subdepartment devoted to food so outrageously adorable you wouldn’t just have a hard time bringing yourself to eat it, you might actually want to keep it as a pet.
Such is the case with these kawaii chick-shaped custard puddings from, you guessed it, Japan, specifically the city of Nagoya, which is in the center of the country. They’re available at Café Gentiane Leger, located inside Nagoya’s railway station.
The darling dessert consists of a traditional Purin, which is a caramel custard, topped with vanilla mousse that’s styled to resemble a happy little chick. The beak, wings and crown are made using slivers of white chocolate and they’re often fitted with a few other adorable edible details depending on the season.
"A cute dessert needs a cute name, and the café settled on Piyorin, a combination of “piyo piyo” (the sound of a chick chirping, in Japanese) and “purin.
Visit RocketNews24 to learn more about Café Gentiane Leger’s precious Piyorin chicks.
A couple months ago we shared what we thought was an awesomely overindulgent parfait. Today we learned that that 48-centimeter (18.9-inch) dessert is but an appetizer for this glorious 120-centimeter (47.25-inch) tower of immoderation. It’s called the “Nagasaki Dream Tower” and it’s on the menu at Cafe Olympic in Nagasaki, Japan.
The cafe refers to itself as “Parfait Heaven” and these photos make it clear why. This lofty dessert is nearly four feet of ice cream, ice cream cones, chocolate cake, soft serve ice cream, sherbet, cheesecake, fruit (see, now it’s healthy!), chiffon cake, coffee-flavored jello, whipped cream and corn flakes. It’s a good thing they serve these giant desserts with incredibly long spoons.
Is it a Wonut? Is it a Doffle? These gloriously deep-fried waffle-donut hybrids are made by the batter wizards at Chicago’s Waffles Cafe and we don’t care what they finally decide to call them, so long as we get to try each and every flavor. They may be Chicago’s answer to New York’s cronut and they’re a mouthwatering reason to forgo sleeping late in favor of getting up early and indulging our insatiable sweet tooth.
According to Waffles Cafe owner Alex Hernandez, each batch of wonuts can take up to two hours to make. They’re made using various flavors of a thicker version of the cafe’s signature waffle batter, which is first cooked to perfection in a waffle iron. The three-inch doffles are then deep-fried in vegetable shortening and finally dipped in a sugar, marshmallow, maple or chocolate glaze. But wait, they’re also served covered in an assortment of additional goodies such as sprinkles, chocolate shavings or candied orange peels.
They even made vivid green Shamrock Frosting Waffle Donuts for St. Patrick’s Day.
Visit the Waffles Cafe on Facebook for additional photos.
We’re sure you’ll agree that one of the best parts about the return of spring is the reappearance of Easter candy on store shelves, not the least of which are those oh-so-precious Cadbury Creme Eggs. Over the years our favourite Dessert Detective Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy (previously featured here), has created a mouthwatering suite of recipes featuring Cadbury Eggs. And, because she’s all about sharing the sweetness, she always provides thorough instructions.
Here you see Jessie’s Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict, Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches, Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs, and last but not least, her latest creation: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast. It’s a thick slice of pound cake with half a Cadbury Egg in the center that’s heated on a griddle and served warm, melty and delicious. (Each link will take you to the corresponding recipe)
[via Serious Eats]
Here’s a video tutorial for an April Fools’ Day prank that’s also a sweet treat. YouTuber Kawaiisweetworld teaches us how to make wonderfully convincing Pizza Cakes using yellow cake mix for the crust, red buttercream frosting for the sauce, shredded coconut for the cheese and an assortment of deceptive sweets for the toppings.
The complete recipe is provided in the About section of this video page.
Cat-shaped treats seem like a wonderful way to celebrate how much you like your feline friends. These treats are cat-shaped nerikiri, which is “a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing shiro-an (sweetened white bean paste) with gyuhi (made of glutinous rice, similar to mochi but softer).” Caroline sculpts her nerikiri cats and kittens into various sizes and poses and then uses edible dyes to add distinguishing markings and fine details. She even makes little accessories for them, like tea sets and pillows for extra-comfy lounging.
Based on the effort that goes into making these sweets, it seems likely that Caroline’s family probably has at least one real life cat of their own and we’re guessing it leads a wonderfully spoiled life.
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