545 posts tagged Play with your food
545 posts tagged Play with your food
We don’t know where Imgur user TryAnotherPiece works, but that’s not important. What really matters is that for their coworker’s last day of work they made this incredibly awesome farewell cake. Nothing says “So long and good luck!” quite like zombies, severed body parts, and lots and lots of chocolate.
Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) continues to amaze us with his awesomely overindulgent creations. His latest effort is this impressive tower of food called the Alphabet Sandwich. It’s a sandwich featuring 26 different toppings, each one starting with a different letter from the alphabet.
"Now, I know that sounds simple enough, but do you realize how difficult it is to find a food that starts with the letter X? To solve that issue I eventually settled on xylocarp, which is defined as “a hard, woody fruit that grows on trees,” or in other words, a coconut.
Here’s a complete list of every ingredient in the gloriously gluttonous Alphabet Sandwich:
Italian sausage patty
Krispy Kreme doughnut
Macaroni and cheese
Quest blanco dip
For a whimsical series entitled A Tribute to Budgie, Buenos Aires-based food illustrator and stylist Anna Keville Joyce created beautiful bird illustrations on plates using nothing but food. Scattered around each plate are the edible materials used to create that particular bird.
Photos by Agustín Nieto
[via Free York]
Nicole of the Cake Haute Couture bakery in Bunbury, Western Australia made this beautifully geeky classic arcade game cake at the request of Dimity, a bride-to-be whose fiance, Stephen, loves old school games.
Each side of the three-tiered square cake features a different game - Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Tetris and Frogger. The very top is decorated with a Pong screen with the score depicting Stephen’s age. The board on which the cake sits features an edible joystick, buttons, and coin slot.
Nicole has been making custom wedding cakes since 2007. Visit the Cake Haute Couture website to check out more of her wonderful creations.
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.
This awesomely overindulgent edible behemoth is called the Ulti-Meatum. It’s a cheeseburger (complete with buns) inside another cheeseburger, sandwiched between two more cheeseburgers. It’s 10,000 calories worth of food on a single plate and it was created by Corinne Clarkson, owner of Mister Eaters Fish and Chips in Preston, Lancashire, England. Clarkson was inspired to create such an imposing tower of meat, cheese and bread after watching an episode of Regular Show on Cartoon Network.
Mrs. Clarkson freely admits that she hasn’t actually tried the Ulti-Meatum herself:
‘I couldn’t eat it – I haven’t even been tempted yet. It’s massive. There must be someone in the country who wants to try – and they’re more than welcome.’
She really means it too, the Ulti-Meatum is free to any customer able to finish it in one sitting. But if you’d rather break it up into ever-so-slightly more sensible portions, for £20 ($33 USD) Mrs. Clarkson’s husband John will happily prepare each section for you as a separate serving.
We all have favourite comfort foods, but have you ever considered using any of those foods as a comfy pillow instead of a tasty treat? Would you rest your head on a slice of pizza, a taco or a piece of macaroni & cheese? Perhaps you’d rather cozy up to a peanut butter & jelly sandwich or a creamy eclair?
Canaveral Groves, FL-based fiber artist Natalie Quirk has a test kitchen where she knits and crochets these delightful Comfort Food Cushions. Her current menu includes Lunch, Dinner, Sides, Dessert and even a selection of Snacks. She also accepts commissions for custom off the menu items.
Check out Natalie’s Etsy shop ComfortFoodCushions for her entire selection of comfy handmade faux food.
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Submit your creations here.
This awesome music video for A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s song ‘Tuna Melt‘ follows an incredibly elaborate and playful Rube Goldberg machine set up throughout nearly every room of the beautiful Ohage House in St. Paul, MN. Dominoes (and pieces of scrummy toast) fall, paper airplanes and feathers fly and there’s even a brief underwater sequence, all culminating in a simple yet mouthwatering illustration of the song’s title. The Rube Goldberg device was set up by Tim Fort and the video directed by Ryan Staake.
Behold the overindulgent awesomeness that is a 125.5 lb hot dog. It was just unveiled at the Miami-Dade County Fair by Brett Enright, founder of Juicy’s Outlaw Grill. Enright currently holds the Guinness record for the World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger, which weighs 777 lbs, costs $5,000 and has to be ordered two days in advance. He’s hoping that this monstrous hotdog will also prove to be a record breaker.
"Weighing in at 125.5 pounds — the naked dog tipped the scale at 51 pounds; the rest of the heft came from a gargantuan bun and gallons of condiments — the dog was cooked for three hours on a 100-foot mobile grill that travels from fair to fair on the bed of a 27-ton tractor-trailer."
After this particular hot dog was photographed and weighed, it was sliced up and served to fairgoers for $1 per serving with all proceeds going to charity. However Enright says that, like his giant burger, the colossal hot dog can be special-ordered for parties (or ravenously hungry giants) for a mere $1000.