Artist and candy enthusiast Willy WonkaHifijohn does amazing things with simple tools and some Jawbreakers. He takes a weapons grade Jawbreaker, extreme patience, a steady hand, and some simple tools to turn it into a shot glass. Using a simple lathe to works his way through many colorful candy layers, the end result is very colorful shot glass. Check out the video below.
This is officially the World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture. Qzina Specialty Foods commissioned the chocolate sculpture and record attempt. It’s a replica of the Kukulcan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. The sculpture weighs in at 18,239 pounds, is ten feet tall, and ten feet wide. It took staff at Qzina Specialty Foods in Irvine, CA over 400 hours to complete. The previous record was set in Italy in 2010, for a sculpture weighing 10736.5 pounds.
The Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry made the chocolate temple to celebrate their 30th anniversary. They went with a Mayan theme because of the historical role the culture played in the origins of chocolate. The Mayans were one of the first civilizations to cultivate the Cacao.
Qzina’s Corporate Pastry Chef, Francois Mellet, took on the project as lead architect. Stephane Treand assisted in the sculpture’s more delicate design work. Mr. Treand is no joke, having been previously award the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) – essentially a prestigious award granted the best craftspeople in the country.
The detail and design work involved is mind bending. I’m not sure I could have avoided the urge to gnaw away at a corner were I giving my assistance. I’m sure that’s part of the reason no one asks.
I first fell in love with Tim Burton when I got my hands on The Nightmare Before Christmas. And I love cake. What could be better than an edible zoetrope (say what?) cake? Clearly not much.
Alexandre Dubosc is an artist and apparently quite a powerhouse in the edible zoetrope field. Who knew there was such a thing? What the hell is a zoetrope? – I hear you asking. It’s something that simulates movement by flashing static pictures. Like a flip book. Dubosc recently created The Caketrope of Burton’s Team. It’s an animated cake celebrating the works of Tim Burton. How many Burton references can you pick out. I absolutely love this thing. Check out the video below.
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Illustrator Kristen Cumings was hired by Jelly Belly to produce several works of art to add to their collection entitled Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Confectionary Art. She chose to reproduce some classic works of art. It takes 50-60 hours to complete the life-size paintings made of approximately 9,000 to 12,000 jelly beans each. The gigantic 4 foot x 6 foot murals recreate a classic work of art, including Vincent can Gogh’s The Starry Night to Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Continue reading →
So ever wonder what things looked like inside a piñata before you’d belted it open with a wiffle ball bat? Now you can rest easy. We stumbled across this at Laughing Squid. Thanks guys and thanks to Carmichael Collective, who produced Piñata Anatomy. I call dibs on the brains. As usual, click on the picture for a larger image.