Has the famous Cadbury Creme Egg recipe finally been cracked? There's only one way to find out! One delicious, delicious way.
The blood-soaked anatomical heart cake too Hannibal Lecter for you? Then take your basic heart-shaped cookie from G to PG-13. It's brilliantly simple. Flip a your cookie upside down, fill in some frosting, add a line of piping, and you've got edible whale tail, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Know the saying, "The inmates are running the asylum"? Well, if the inmates actually were running the asylum, we imagine the asylum might look something like this!
What's better than a little dessert? A lot of dessert! Watch a quick-witted South Korean street vendor wow a set of customers by turning a solitary lump of frozen honey into 16,000 candy strings in a span of two minutes.
Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and of great mystery to me. I've made it with fresh pumpkin and homemade crust. I've made it with canned pumpkin and frozen crust. They came out nearly identical. Yet I've had fluffy, perfect to-die-for pumpkin pie at Los Angeles' widely popular Urth Cafe (which I haven't been able to replicate at home). What's the secret recipe to truly out of the box pumpkin pie?
Ming makes delicious looking cupcakes, cookies and savories, which are beautifully presented in "recipe card" form on her site. Ten I wouldn't mind trying below; click though for more.
Ok, so these aren't exactly "donuts" in the traditional sense. They are beer-battered, deep-fried donut peaches. And my God, they look so insanely delicious! Get the story behind this genius idea at Lunch at Sixpoint. Recipe below.
In the HowTo world, this would be the equivalent to a one-liner. A delicious HowTo oreo one-liner!
There are endless deep-fried recipes for disaster (re: heart attack), but this one takes the cake. Abel Gonzales Jr., the inventor of fried Coke and fried cookie dough, presents deep-fried butter, which tastes like a “a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside.” Gonzales' creation took top prize at last year's Texas State Fair.
Pie on a stick has been good to us, so why not Pop Tarts? (Admit it, Pop Tarts are good- and these are more like yummy pastries without preservatives.) As a tribute to Bakerella, Brooke of Family Kitchen has created a recipe for the latest addition to the lollipop dessert craze.
PB&J: good. Ice-cream cones: good. Combination of the two: Good? ...Or not so good? Behold the PB&J-cream cone. Grathio Labs posts instructions for making the following curious treat: "Toasted bread cone lined with peanut butter, filled with the ice cream equivalent of strawberry jelly. "
The internet has a fetish for fried food. Actually, scratch that. America has a fetish for fried food. So, if you're gonna dive right in that vat of oil, why not dive deep. Like calories and calories and calories deep.
Recently nauseated by toastykitten's post on Fish and Chips ice-cream (via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!), I was equally grossed out by toastykitten's additional find on the same topic.
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!:
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady.
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Next on the baking agenda? An exploding Volcano Cake, in honor of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
Infographics are lots of fun, so how about illustrated recipes? Recipelook currently indexes 67 recipes and growing. There's a whole range in quality- a selection of my favorite drawings below.
Via Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!: Wisely-chosen makes her husband squirm with her batch of rainbow vagina cupcakes:
Yuck. The...uh, number two...colored gummi dung beetle leaning against the Japanese cream puff pictured below is just NOT appetizing. Interested in getting grossed out gummi-style? GummiX offers a do-it-yourself kit for making beetles, pillbugs and crayfish.
Bakerella offers a trove of fun recipes for dessert-on-a-stick. Cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, even macaroons, all bite-size, all lollipop-style. My favorites below.
Luxirare brought you the delectable pie lollipop, AKA DIY Pie on a Stick. Now cooking blog Our Best Bites posts a tutorial on baking your own pie in a jar. Equally portable and delicious. Yum.
Not sure when this might come in handy, but I'm a fan of these silly DIY edible googly eyes. Tutorial courtesy of Evil Mad Scientists:
Another science-geeky treat from Not So Humble Pie (the creator of yummy cookie lab rats, chocolate atoms and gingerbread scientists). This time our creative bakers/cake decorators bring us ganache filled brain cupcakes. Click through to learn how to make them.
Cater your next geek fest with the services of online bakery Geeky Cookies. Available in sets of a dozen, each in the $20-$25 range.
In spirit of the recently posted brightly frosted cupcake periodic table, here are some equally clever, beautiful science-themed holiday cookies from Not So Humble. The creative cooking blog does not offer full instructions for most of these, but does lend tips here and there. Get inspired and bake your own holiday cookies.
Turkey day is over, and you have this nice Friday-Saturday-Sunday stretch before it's back the daily grind. Here's a project that inspires both young and old: LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies. Geeky LEGO bliss.
Scrambling for a last minute disgustingly-yummy Halloween party idea? Looking for a dessert to go with your gruesome meat hands?
Pie lollipops. The perfect snack. Forget settling on one slice, with the pie pop you can sample multiple flavors. Luxirare posted a beautifully photographed (somewhat) tutorial on how to make your own. Premade fillings, jarred like jam, enable you to make a wide variety in one batch. Check out the amazing photographs below; click through to Luxirare a few DIY text tips.
This summer's Jell-O Mold Competition at Brooklyn's Gowanus Studio Space yielded edible facsimiles of jewels, caviar, cheeseburger and fries, chicken, eggs, and "real brochettes ensconced inside Jello-O that simulated plastic wrap."