472 posts tagged Play with your food
472 posts tagged Play with your 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!
They say “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Thanks to a group of A&M Traditions Club members and volunteers, that saying now includes gingerbread houses too. Behold the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. Measuring an awesome 39,201.8 cubic feet, it’s the size of real house and it really is made of gingerbread:
"Traditions Club Executive Chef, Michael Menchaca, lead the baking team to success. The house at Traditions Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this 22,304 pieces of candy that are attached to it. Totaling 36 million calories!"
All the materials used to create the house were donated to the project and all of the proceeds from it are being donated to the St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center in Bryan, Texas. Thus far, the enormous edible house has raised in over $150,000.
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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!
The eagerly anticipated 50th anniversary of Doctor Who has turned this into a truly nerdtastic weekend. BBC America commissioned the Denville, New Jersey-based Pink Cake Box custom bakery to create this awesome cake in celebration of the special 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor.”
An edible sculpture of Matt Smith, the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, is dressed in his overcoat and his trademark bow tie, and wields his trusty sonic screwdriver. The Doctor stands beside the TARDIS, with one of its doors ajar allowing a tantalizing glimpse of the console room. The cake was vanilla with raspberry chambord buttercream. How the pastry chefs made it bigger on the inside, we’ll never know.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
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.
If gingerbread houses are starting to feel old hat to you, it may be time to undertake a new edible holiday craft. We suggest testing your edible architecture skills with pieces of matzo in place of gingerbread.
BuzzFeed assembled a collection of awesome Matzo Houses which clearly demonstrate that unleavened bread can be used to make a fine house, festively decorated to celebrate whichever holiday or holidays you choose. Let the Matzo be your holiday oyster. Mazel tov!
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!
Every year it seems that holiday decorations hit the stores earlier and earlier. The remaining bags of Halloween candy have barely been put on sale before artificial trees and shiny garlands are filling the next aisle over. Annabel de Vetten of the Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here) created a deliciously macabre batch of Conjoined Gingerdead Men cookies that feel like a wickedly festive bridge between two otherwise disparate holiday seasons.
It’s Weird and Wonderful Holiday Treat Day on Geyser of Awesome!