78 posts tagged Sweets
78 posts tagged Sweets
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.
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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.
We continue to be blown away by the awesome (and completely edible) 3D-printed sugar sculptures created by The Sugar Lab team at 3D Systems (previously featured here). Pictured here are some of their geometric sugar cubes, ornate cake toppers, gorgeous sculptural pieces and a futuristic vase that feels like it belongs in an episode of Star Trek. They were all created using the ChefJet™ series of kitchen-ready 3D printers for edibles, which are expected to be on the market in the second half of 2014.
The Sugar Lab is currently had some of their 3D printed confections available for purchase via Cubify.
Head over to Twisted Sifter for additional images.
Here in the northern hemisphere summer has officially begun, which means the time is ripe for picnics and
tricking treating friends and family alike to ice cream sandwiches that looks just like mouthwatering cheeseburgers.
These fantastic frozen treats were created by Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings (previously featured here), who dubbed them Chilly Cheeseburgers (get it?). The buns are made of vanilla cake, the beef patty is chocolate ice cream and the fixings are made of modeling chocolate and cookie icing. Yum!
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.
Argentinian artist and industrial designer Camila Valdez creates human-sized fiberglass sculptures of anthropomorphic desserts. Cupcakes, donuts, popsicles, ice cream bars and even a great big box of popcorn each appear to have their own distinct personalities. While they lack discernible facial features, they’ve sprouted legs and demonstrate their different personalities with their expressive body language and clothing.
During exhibitions Valdez inviters viewers to interact with her sculptures by changing their clothes to alter their projected personalities. We’d arrange them all together into a mouthwatering chorus line à la The Rockettes.
Visit Camila Valdez’s Flickr stream to check out more of sculptural anthropomorphized sweets.
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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.
Our sweet treat-sense is tingling! First Lou Lou P’s Delights created a batch of wicked Alien Macarons and then the retina-searingly unforgettable Burt Reynolds Éclair. Today the Leeds-based bakery presented these awesome "Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman" Macarons. No molds were used to create each tiny Spidey. They’re handmade, hand-painted and completely edible. We’re willing to bet they’re also 100% delicious.
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