94 posts tagged Sweets
94 posts tagged Sweets
Here’s a deliciously sinister yet simple Halloween treat: Poison Toffee Apples by Alida Ryder of Simply Delicious Food. It takes just a few drops of black gel food coloring to give the candy coating on the apples that wonderfully wicked glossy black appearance.
Behold the super awesomeness of this massive green macaron. You aren’t dreaming, we just pinched ourselves to make sure. This enormous cookie was custom-made by Pierre Hermé, the famous French pastry renown for his macarons, who dubbed his colossal creation the “Big Macaron.” It was presented as a special prize to the runner-up wrestler at the Sumo Senshuraku championship tournament in Japan.
We might consider taking up sumo wrestling if it meant a chance at getting our hands on monster macaron like this.
Photo via @sumokyokai
Have you ever noticed how closely walnut halves resemble human brains? Bilbao, Spain-based designers Ruth and Sira Garcia made deliciously macabre use of that resemblance with their awesome series of Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts. Each grinning chocolate skull features an exposed brain made of walnut or candy.
Visit the project’s Behance page for additional images.
Every time we start to wonder if humanity has finally plumbed the smoky, greasy depths of cooking with bacon, we can always count on Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) to create something new and awesomely mouthwatering. Today that delectable something is S’mores Bacon: fried strips of bacon slathered in melted marshmallows and sprinkled with crushed graham crackers.
"Then, just to get the marshmallow nice and gooey again and to warm up the graham cracker crumbles I put them in my oven for two minutes at 400°."
The last step? Dip the strips in melted chocolate and eat every last bite.
Kitchtastic pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix (previously featured here) has promoted breakfast cereal from humdrum to awesome with the creation of this magnificently overindulgent Six-Layer Milk Soaked Cereal Cake with Frosted Flakes Frosting. Sugary cereals were a rare treat when we were little and we pretty much always want cake, so this towering fusion of the two is blowing our minds.
Here are the paired cereal and cake layer flavors from top to bottom:
The entire thing is covered in vanilla Frosted Flakes frosting and decorate with pieces of all the cereals used in the cake’s six layers.
So much cereal. So much cake. SO much sugar. We might swoon.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for awesomely overindulgent ice cream. This towering cone of soft serve temptation is offered by the Daily Chico restaurant in basement of the Nakano Broadway shopping mall in Tokyo. Eight different flavors sit atop an extra-large sugar cone, which only costs 390 yen ($3.60 US).
Starting from the top, there’s Tochi Otome strawberry, chocolate, mocha, vanilla, melon, grape, matcha green tea, and finally ramune (a popular type of Japanese fizzy cider).
However Daily Chico says that the flavor line-up will change periodically, so this doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-lifetime treat.
Feast your eyes on these awesomely lifelike, 100% edible chocolate kabuto-mushi beetles and chocolate-dipped fruit larvae. Sold in sets of four featuring a Hercules beetle, a stag beetle, and male and female rhino beetles, the beetles were created as a special Valentine’s Day offering back in 2009 at the Namco Namja Town theme park in Tokyo.
We firmly believe that nothing says “I love you” quite like a handful of chocolate creepy-crawlies.
We still haven’t fully recovered from discovering the edible monstrosity that is the World’s Largest Gummy Worm, and yet the nightmarishly awesome potential of gummy candy continues to unleash even bigger creatures. Behold the seemingly endless sugar rush that is that the 26-Pound Edible Gummy Party Python made by Vat19.
"Tipping the scales at nearly 27 pounds, this huge candy snake packs over 36,000 calories into its nearly 8-foot-long frame. Boasting incredible details including intricate eyes, extensive and blended coloring, ridged coils, and thousands of individually carved scales, the Party Python will steal the show at any party."
Should you decide to splurge on this sweet monster serpent, we suggest buying some gummy rats as well to see if the Party Python with eat them before you eat it.
Available here in Blue Raspberry & Green Apple or Red Cherry & Blue Raspberry flavor combinations.
Behold the sweet, sticky, deep-fried awesomeness that is the Double Hundred Dozen, for those days when a single dozen doughnuts simply won’t suffice. It’s the the biggest box of doughnuts we’ve ever seen and it was just unveiled in London by Krispy Kreme UK for their new Occasions offering.
The 3.5 m (~11.5 ft) long box contains 2,400 Original Glazed doughnuts. It took eight staff members worked together to fill the box and load it onto the delivery truck. The company is currently holding a contest to celebrate the launch of their large-scale delivery service. One lucky business will win a Double Hundred Dozen. We hope the winners aren’t messy eaters, because that’s how you get ants.
And please, should you dare to order a Double Hundred Dozen doughnuts, please make sure you brush and floss after feasting on all that sugary fried dough.
It’s never too early to start planning what to offer your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. These remarkably/horrifyingly lifelike gummy grubs and caterpillars would make awesome Halloween treats. Although they may look like they just wriggled out of your nightmares, they’re actually handmade, fruit-filled sweets. They’re made in Japan at Akai Tento no Koohii Ten (The Red Tent Coffee Shop), a small coffee stand located on the east coast of Aomori Prefecture.
We can’t stop staring at these photos, because we’re convinced one of the grubs is about to twitch. Akai Tento is a small business, but these amazingly unsettling creepy-crawly gummy candies have earned the shop nationwide (and now international) attention.
Each of Akai Tento’s gruesome gummies is available to buy individually or in packs (or perhaps that should be clutches?) via Yahoo! Japan Shopping, and cost between 300 and 350 yen (US$2.80-3.20) each.