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Help Conjurer's Kitchen create Death in Chocolate

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Annabel de Vetten was trained as sculpture and painter, but after making her own wedding cake, she found a new passion in life: confection. Annabel's creations aren't ordinary at all, as seen previously, and she works creating molds from the things she loves. Skulls. Animals. Horror films. Whatever takes her fancy. 3fa77925fd0acb796248815be25877f1_original

But making awesome chocolate creations isn't easy. To make truly amazing and consistent chocolate, a professional tempering machine is necessary. Help make the world of chocolate a better and more beautiful place by supporting Annabel's Death in Chocolate Kickstarter. f7544abbe30dd2c5e13023cc73bcb198_original d735612fa7e19163d8179a6669571251_original 1398392_orig

Chocolate Vincent Price life mask.

Butter lamb mania peaks this weekend

20b49b3eb4073595978262b9ad7bb80b-1 Once a year, some folks get a little crazy about making butter lambs, and the results vary widely in quality, from the cool ones with wool (butter pushed through a strainer), to utilitarian lamb-shaped molds, to Cake Wrecks-level disasters below:

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Fast food packaging redesigned as "artisanal" hipsterchow


Buzzfeed's Dan Meth has remixed the packaging for iconic American junk-food to make it look like the premium organic/handmade/artisanal products marketed to moneyed, design-forward customers.

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Chocolate megalodon teeth for the Easter Dinoshark


Cast from a real fossil dino-shark tooth, available in milk, dark and white chocolate, just in time for Easter. (via Bruce Sterling)

Edible barcodes to prevent food fraud

Food-DNA

The idea of "spray DNA" sounded very sci-fi when I first read it, until further investigation showed me how behind-the-times I was.

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Star Trek sushi set


The beams of blue spacewarp light on Thinkgeek's $35 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set detach from the Enterprise's nacelles to form chopsticks, while the saucer section unscrews to form a soy sauce dish. (via Geeky Merch)

Nightmare fuel Trix ad


1940s, before the rabbit got in on the act [Vintage Ads]

Ideas for better custom cookie cutters

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For a friend's birthday last night, we made cookies (below) using a custom cookie cutter we bought from an online service. They came out well, but I ended up wanting more control over the process.

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Next time, I'll use Cookie Caster, the free service that lets users make their own cookie cutters and download the digital files to their own 3D printer. Most everyone can scare up a 3D printer these days, either from a friend or at school. Doing it ourselves would have given us the chance to iterate on the baked good until it looked perfect. Owning more of the process, we could have done two cutters and experimented in final dough form.

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Cookie Caster is a free service (it doesn't offer cookie cutters, only digital files). It launched last fall, and it grew out of the Noisebridge hacker space in San Francisco. You can also create cookie cutters by uploading your own image and tracing around it:

cookie To make the multiple cookie cutters needed to create versions of these cookies from Fancy Flours (below), you might need something like Autodesk 123D Make or improvise your own slices. Not sure if Cookie Caster could help envision a 3D cookie like this. cookie2

I have journeyed to the soul of chocolate and I bring you good tidings

Cold brewed coffee is a revelation of complex, bittersweet, intense flavor. Cold-brewed chocolate? Even better. (Holy. Crap.)Read the rest

Crowdfunding Toronto restaurant expansion for Fonda Lola

Our own sysadmin Ken Snider writes, "Toronto Mexican Restaurant Fonda Lola, in an attempt to both raise capital for bulk purchases (to lower costs) as well as create a War Chest to open a second location, has decided to issue 1000 public shares at $75 each, via Indiegogo."

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Zombie pancake

The Zombiecake: commemorate carbohydrates and resurrection at the same time.

The Seven-Year-Old Diet


My daughter is a qualified nutritionist, and offers this orthorexic prescription for attaining peak health, longevity, and vigor through a simple, easy-to-follow diet.


Pizza condoms


Marina Malygina's mock-ups for a pizza-themed condom in its own little pizza box is intended to help resolve the American love of both food and sex.

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USA McDonald's fries have 14 ingredients. UK McDonald's fries have 4.

Here's a followup to my earlier post about McDonald's fries. In 2013 Food Babe posted the ingredients for McDonald's fries in the US and in the UK.

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Each state's most disproportionately popular cuisine

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According to a survey using Yelp data, Marylanders and Virginians love Peruvian food, Ohioans love soup, Coloradans love gluten free, and West Virginians love hotdog. Other trends:

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Low-fat diets were a "global, uncontrolled experiment"


And may be mass murder, according to a heavily footnoted editorial in the British Medical Journal.

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Mike's Amazing Cakes (previously) of Redmond, WA made this detailed, wildly improbable Batcave cake for a client, complete with a cake Adam-West-era Batmobile.

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