29 posts tagged Treats
29 posts tagged Treats
Cat-shaped treats seem like a wonderful way to celebrate how much you like your feline friends. These treats are cat-shaped nerikiri, which is “a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing shiro-an (sweetened white bean paste) with gyuhi (made of glutinous rice, similar to mochi but softer).” Caroline sculpts her nerikiri cats and kittens into various sizes and poses and then uses edible dyes to add distinguishing markings and fine details. She even makes little accessories for them, like tea sets and pillows for extra-comfy lounging.
Based on the effort that goes into making these sweets, it seems likely that Caroline’s family probably has at least one real life cat of their own and we’re guessing it leads a wonderfully spoiled life.
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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.
Artist Jason Freeny (previously featured here) just put an awesome original sculpture up for sale on eBay. Entitled 5 Second Rule, it’s an enormous orange sherbet push-up pop that may have just been dropped on the kitchen floor by a giant. It looks exactly the ones we used to buy from the ice cream truck, only much much bigger.
Measuring 48” tall, the massive melting treat was made using polyurethane foam, construction tube, wood, PVC Tubing, and acrylic paint. And it’s available here.
Vicky Freeman filled this spooky head with treats and hung it in her backyard in the town of Fareham, Hamshire, England. It didn’t take long for an inquisitive squirrel to check it out and scarf down all of the treats, while sometimes looking like the ghastly undead head was her own. It’s like a Halloween version of our Big Head Squirrel Feeder.
The 54-year-old grandmother said: ‘I always hang stuff up in my garden for the kids at Halloween but was surprised to see a squirrel so fascinated by the macabre skull it - looks really scary!’
It’s Hooray for Halloween Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Kawaii! It doesn’t surprise us at all to learn that Japan produces some of the cutest donuts we’ve ever seen. And boy, do we ever wish that we could taste them too. They even make cute walrus donuts! In Japanese these happy-making donuts are called “doubutsu doonatsu” (どうぶつドーナツ), which simply means “animal donuts.” Here’s a bit about their sweet history:
The two donut shops in Japan known for their animal rings are Animal Doughnut of Ikumimama and Floresta. There’s a reason for that: Both have a shared history and a shared employee.
One of the Floresta staffers who helped create the animal donuts, a woman named Ikumi Nakao, has spun off an animal donut specialty shop called Animal Doughnut of Ikumimama, which opened in Kawasaki this past June.
In August 2012, Ikumi started uploading her animal donuts to Twitter, and they soon caused an internet sensation. Her handmade animal donuts were viewed over 200,000 times online and appeared on television in Japan. But she wanted to return to Kawasaki to raise her family and was able to with her own adorable animal donut shop. How sweet!
It’s hard to keep from smiling when your food is smiling at you. Head over to Kotaku to learn more about and view many more photos of these ridiculously, wonderfully cute animal donuts.
Cotton candy is so sweet and yummy that we’ve always happily eaten it without paying any attention to the fact that it usually looks like the end of a giant cotton swab. That has all changed since we first watched this hypnotic video in which a skilled street vendor in Ciqikou, Chongqing, China creates servings of spun sugar that look like enormous, colourful flowers.
Great big, fluffy flowers of sugary awesomeness.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Are you ready for another edition of “Food that isn’t what it looks like”? Last time we learned about an amazing cake that looks like a giant Philly Cheesesteak. While this food is smaller in size, we think it’s even more impressively deceptive.
You might think you’re looking at dollops of mashed potatoes drizzled with rich gravy and a sprinkling of pepper, but don’t believe your eyes. These are actually bites of cheesecake topped with caramel “gravy” and shaved chocolate “pepper flakes” and we wish we had some right this very minute. Yum!
Sandra Denneler created these tricky little treats.
Click here for the complete recipe and instructions.
Wesley Klein is a culinary mad scientist with two passions: Bacon and Sweets. (A madman after our own hearts.) Wesley took his two gustatory loves and married them by creating an awesome shop called… wait for it… the Baconery.
Based in New York, the Baconery creates and sells some of the most mouthwatering bacon-centric sweets we’ve ever seen. Decadent rashers of bacon are dipped in various chocolates and generously covered with nuts, colourful sprinkles, more bacon, or even 24k edible gold flakes. Then, beyond the strips of bacon themselves, there are all the bacon-infused cookies, brownies, cakes, pretzels, and caramels. And, lest your dog(s) feel left out, they even make Pig-Shaped Bacon Dog Biscuits.
Don’t worry if you can’t head off to New York right away. The Baconery webstore is open 24 hours a day.
[via Design Taxi]
Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) has done it again. It’s another awesome exercise in overindulgence, this time in the form of a mouthwatering ice cream cone made out of a large chocolate chip cookie. WANT!
Click here to read about the trial and error process that led to the successful creation of this amazing treat so that you might go make one for yourself or, if you’re feeling generous, some other lucky person.
Jessie Oleson, our favourite Dessert Detective and maven of sweetness otherwise known as Cakespy (previously featured here), has outdone herself once again. This ooey-gooey creation is a Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg.
A traditional Scotch Egg is a savoury treat consisting of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg, while no healthier, is all about sweetness:
"The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg is coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried. When eaten warm, the taste calls to mind that of a deep-fried candy bars that one can find at state fairs. Though in my opinion, these have slightly more complex flavor thanks to the cocoa in the batter and the vanilla cookie crumbs. Speaking of the crumbs, they also give the treat a pleasing crunch, which acts as a nice texture contrast to the cakey batter and soft, gooey chocolate and sugar-filled interior.”
Looking at these photos makes our teeth hurt and our stomachs rumble. Oh sweet Cadbury Creme Eggs, how we’ll miss you once you’re gone for the year.
[via Serious Eats]