470 posts tagged Food
470 posts tagged Food
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.
With all the next-generation gaming consoles and video games coming out this year, many hardcore gamers are far too busy to sit down to a meal on Christmas day, let alone do all the shopping, cooking, and socializing that go along with it.
That’s why GAME, a British retailer, created the concept of the Christmas Tinner: a full day of Christmas eating served in one simple can. The meal consists of nine layers, starting with a fry-up breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon, then two traditional mince pies before moving onto the full Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings, followed by a layer of Christmas pudding for dessert.
‘It’s the ultimate innovation for gamers across the nation who can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day – the first all-in-one festive feast in a tin .’
We’re kind of glad this one doesn’t exist yet.
It’s Holiday Hilarity Day on Geyser of Awesome!
These adorable Sushi Trucks are the work of Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. They created this awesomely kawaii method for transporting pieces of delicious sushi to hungry customers in order to demonstrate how serving food can be a fun and creative enterprise.
Of course, no matter how hungry we were, we wouldn’t be able to resist the opportunity to drive our sushi trucks around the bar, pretending to be voracious kaiju, before driving them right into our mouths. Om nom nom nom!
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!
Chelonian craft maven Katie Bradley (previously featured here) has added food-themed turtle and tortoise cozies to her MossyTortoise shop. If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that the world needs more turtles stoically plodding around looking like the cutest cheeseburgers, roast turkeys, and crabs that we’ve ever seen.
Visit Katie’s MossyTortoise shop to check out more of her completely awesome handmade creations.
[via Serious Eats]
No need to rub your eyes or refresh your screen. Yes, this really is a Burt Reynolds Éclair and it may be the beginning of a whole new department here at the Geyser of Awesome. Let’s call it “Things that can’t be unseen, but might also be delicious.”
This hirsute dessert, modeled after Burt Reynolds' iconic 1972 nude Cosmopolitan centerfold, was created by Leeds, England-based bakery Lou Lou P’s Delights (previously featured here) in honour of Movember UK. Burt’s bearskin rug has been replaced by a chocolate eclair and we’re pretty sure that Burt himself is edible too. Considering that Mr. Reynolds has long been considered a mustachioed icon of masculinity, we think this unsettling pastry is a pretty amazing and apposite Movember creation.
Harry Sperl, also known as ‘Hamburger Harry’, has spent the past 23 years collecting hamburger-themed souvenirs. Having amassed a collection over over 1,000 hamburgers items, he has since transformed his Daytona Beach home into the world’s only museum dedicated to hamburgers. Harry calls his personal hamburger shrine Burgerbilla.
The 57-year-old has a custom-made bed in the form of the world’s largest cheeseburger, complete with a sesame seed cover and matching pillows. Mr Sperl’s collection includes a burger mobile phone, hamburger money banks, biscuit jars, clocks, hats, trays, erasers, badges, magnets, music boxes and salt and pepper shakers.
He said: ‘They taste good, they look good and the hamburger is an icon of the United States of America.’
The crown jewel of Harry’s collection be his trike, the world’s only Hamburger Harley. It sports a beautifully detailed cheeseburger-shaped body, pickle-shaped handlebars, and ketchup bottle shock absorbers.
Visit Dailymail.co.uk for more photos of and info about Hamburger Harry and his awesome hamburger collection.
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.)
If life is about making the most of each moment - living as though each day might be your last - then it makes perfect sense that if you’re only allowed one free pass at the salad bar, you might as well make a glorious tower of salad instead of simply filling your bowl.
These awesome salad towers are a Chinese phenomenon that took place at Pizza Huts around the country. Hungry patrons who were only allowed one visit to the salad bar began to pile up their food to make the most of their single serving. Eventually those piles became ever more elaborately constructed towers crafted by self-proclaimed “Salad Engineers” who would then post photos of their awesome edible structures online.
"According to most of them, the trick is to build a stable and straight base and cover it with carrot sticks glued together with salad dressing so that it can hold the actual salad “structure”. All kinds of goodies can go on top – melon slices, peaches, cucumbers, croutons, oranges etc., depending on preference. These must be placed in such a way that the pieces interlock and create a mesh. The entire thing can be topped with a bit of salad dressing and smaller foods for decorative purposes."
They even shared How-To videos.
Alas, the Age of Salad Towers was too glorious (and perhaps too wasteful) to last forever. Pizza Hut began to remove their salad bars and the fad began to pass into history. Fortunately the towers live on thanks to all the photos now circulating on the interweb.
Wendy Thomas, New Hampshire-based journalist and thrift maven, made this adorably amusing batch of sandwich cookies, called Mammo-grahams, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and because, “as a writer, I can appreciate a really good play on words and this was one.” We can’t help but agree.