This is how food becomes art, by Den Cretu:
And this is art made of food, by Carl Warner. “This fishscape features rocks made of oyster shells and crab claws, boats made of marrows and asparagus, and a shining, silvery, slippery sea of fish.”
Sometimes what you need, though, is unicorn doughnuts.
And this is a cake.
The original design is a t-shirt print called Hooded at Threadless. Seriously.
Elizabeth Marek created this sculpted head of a woman out of vanilla cake and fondant icing and melted sugar flowers. It was the winning entry in a competition called Threadcakes, and you can even watch how she did it in a slideshow.
This may look like a stack of pancakes with syrup, but actually, it’s a cake.
Someone carelessly got his long rainbow scarf shut in the door.
(The how-to video I found is using a vanilla sponge. Different baker, though.)
I figured I’d remark on the most common comment from last year: “You guys have way too much time on your hands.” Not really, but we certainly found the time. All told this year’s project took about seven days of off and on work. I guess we’re just better at turning off the TV than most. Oh, and also, if you’re not using your free time to do stuff like this, what the hell else are you doing with it?
Most recently Smaug the Magnificent with Lake-Town and the Battle of Five Armies:
If you haven’t noticed, he’s pissed. Beneath that leathery fruit roll-up skin and several pounds of licorice rope muscle is beating a heart that’s only demand is vengeance. As he soars above the masterfully constructed mountain that houses his lair you can almost see the rage in his jellybean eyes. It’s palpable. Like a Spike Lee movie.
Also in this shot you can see that over the many years that Smaug has lain on top of his treasure he has armored his soft underbelly against attack with the sweetest Jelly Belly brand gems and jewels. He’s kind of like one of those weird kids that pierces odd parts of their bodies. Smaug’s an emo dragon.
From Tolkien to Rubix: this is a sandwich. Solve it or eat it: the choice is yours.