505 posts tagged Food
505 posts tagged Food
A couple weeks ago we featured necklaces with scented miniature food pendants and now we’ve found the perfect rings to match. Danvers, MA-based artist Casey the Crafter uses polymer clay to make each of these realistic and beautifully detailed food-themed rings by hand. In addition to rings, she also sculpts wonderful standalone pieces, which are perfect for dollhouses or simply as kawaii collectibles.
Check out CaseysMiniShop on Etsy to view more of her marvelous miniature creations.
Each of the items in these photos is a beautifully sculpted cake. Go ahead and take a long look at each of them, we’ll wait. These awesome edible works of art were created by BethAnn Goldberg, a Stanford alumni with a masters degree in engineering, a former NASA engineer and now owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, CA.
BethAnn prides herself on being able to create any sort of cake that her customers can dream up. The incredible stacked sandwich cake pictured at the top of this post is a four-tiered column of cake with sculpted sandwich fixings around the perimeter. It took BethAnn nearly a week to make it, but the results appear to have been well worth all the time and effort. For Goldberg, making a custom cake is a simply another form of problem solving:
"Engineering school set me up for being an amazing problem solver. Whether it is the challenge of owning a small business and weathering an economic downturn or making supports for a 3-foot tall cake, it all comes down to problem solving and planning to make the best outcome possible."
Visit the Studio Cake website to check out more of BethAnn Goldberg’s awesome cakes.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
One sign of genius is taking something that already seems perfect and making it even better. Milk and cookies are a match made in heaven, but Dominique Ansel, New York City-based pastry chef and creator of the legendary cronut, elevated the classic pairing to mouthwatering awesomeness when he created these Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots.
They’re shots of cold milk served in freshly baked chocolate chip cookie glasses and we can’t stop staring at them. If you’re going to be at SXSW 2014, you’ll have the opportunity to try them on Sunday, March 9th during an Allison+Partners-sponsored event.
Considering the epic lines that still form in New York for cronuts, let’s hope Cookie Monster isn’t attending SXSW. If he’s there, no one else stands a chance of getting any Milk and Cookie Shots for themselves.
The Art Fund, a UK-based charity which raises money to help galleries purchase and exhibit works of art, is using edible artwork as an upcoming fundraising initiative called Edible Masterpieces. It’s a philanthropic bake-off.
To help inspire prospective participants, the Art Fund created and staged a series of recipes, which include a Mondrian-inspired Battenberg cake, a Jackson Pollock-themed rice krispies treat, and a glittering skill-shaped cake made in the likeness of Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull. For those more inclined towards a savory treat there’s even a van Gogh-inspired ploughman’s lunch.
All funds raised will be used to support UK museums and galleries. Click here to learn more.
Photos by Maja smend, food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun, recipes by Georgia Levy
These adorable miniature food pendants are the work of an artist named Mei and her Minnesota-based company Tiny Hands. Each beautifully detailed, made-to-order piece is handcrafted and… wait for it… smells exactly as delicious as it looks. That’s right, the waffles and pancakes smell like butter, sweetened batter and maple syrup, the fried egg smells like mouthwatering bacon, and then there’s a heavenly slice of blueberry pie, cupcakes, donuts, s’mores, candies, chocolates and even a corn dog. Kawaii!
But that’s not all. Mei also makes scented food-shaped rings, bracelets, earrings, cellphone straps, bookmarks and more. Click here to view the entire range of Tiny Hands food jewelry.
[via Incredible Things]
We love waffles so much that we’re even tempted by them in LEGO form. Just look at all that syrup and butter. Yum!
These delectable LEGO meals are the work of Japanese LEGO artist Sachiko Akinaga. She’s covered all the bases with mouthwatering waffles for breakfast, a healthy banana snack, a hamburger, french fries and soda for lunch, and then a delectable platter of sushi for dinner. An entire day’s worth of fine LEGO dining is finished of with an amazing Jumbo Parfait for dessert.
We already thought Relaxing Bear Omelettes (Rilakkuma Omurice) were ridiculously cute, but we may have briefly lost consciousness at the the sight of this mind-blowingly kawaii Corgi rice omelette. His body is made of plain white rice and rice mixed with ketchup. His ears have been decorated with two little slices of ham and his eyes are probably oval pieces of seaweed
"And the nose…well the nose looks like a jellybean, or maybe a chocolate covered peanut. Neither one is generally considered to go well with omuraisu, but with all the sweetness radiating from the adorable design, we doubt one little piece of candy is going to make that big a difference."
We may not recover from the sight of this edible corgi until we find a real life corgi to pet. Until then we’ll be walking on air.
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.
Behold the awesomeness that is the Corona-Matic keyboard waffle iron! It was created by New York-based designed Chris Dimino using a 1960s Smith Corona typewriter and a waffle iron from the same period. We love the jams jars and powdered sugar shaker in place of ink dispensers. Unfortunately this stylish marriage of vintage writing machine and kitchen utensil isn’t a functional model.
But never fear, Chris is currently hard at work on designing a functioning keyboard waffle iron. He plans to have a limited edition available for purchase by winter 2014. Keep an eye on his Keyboard Waffle Iron website for production status updates. With any luck we’ll soon be able to make delicious keyboard-shaped waffles to our hearts’ (and stomachs’) content.
[via Lost at E Minor]
Here’s a delicious way to chase away the winter blues and satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s a slice of tie-dye cheesecake that was photographed by Redditor shorty12075 while dining at a Mellow Mushroom in Summerville, SC. We hope that after they ate it, they had a psychedelic tongue to match.