Amy Ratcliffe

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Neha, the baker behind BlueBay Desserts, is a fan of Harry Potter. Her take on a Severus Snape cake is inspired by how the character looked in the “How It Should Have Ended” take on the franchise, and I have to say that her sculpture is a close match. Besides making Snape, she crafted a potions bottle, a bit of parchment, the Slytherin symbol, and an Advanced Potion Making book to add to the cake. She put a silver doe on the side of the cake because “always.” Sniffle.

See Also: Check out even more Harry Potter cakes

See some cake close-ups after the break.

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Way back in May of 2013, Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted about having his first ever pizza “slice.” During a recent appearance on Conan, the host asked him to clarify what he meant. It turns out the slice wasn’t the first time he’d ever eaten pizza (though he didn’t know what pizza was until he was 22), just the first time he’d ordered a single slice. He wasn’t familiar with the concept of going into a restaurant and ordering a single slice. Then he goes on to admit he prefers to use a knife and fork to eat his pizza even though he knows it’s a “social abhorrence.”

Watch the video after the break because man, Stewart is ridiculously charming.

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baymax cookies

A touch of Baymax improves any dessert. The white squishy robot from Big Hero 6 is impossibly endearing, and his blob-like shape and round face makes it easy to incorporate him into baked goods. YouTuber Mosogourmet made chocolate cookies and used pre-made marshmallows to create fantastic Baymax marshmallow cookies. I’ll take a dozen, please!

Watch the cookies come together in the video after the break.

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Frozen fever is still going strong around the world and in Disney parks. The “Frozen Fun” event recently launched at Disneyland in Anaheim, and “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy” just took over Tokyo Disneyland. That park seems to rock special events like no other, and goes all out with theming. Besides parades, icy decorations, and giving some of their hotel rooms Arendelle makeovers, they also have delectable and cute Frozen edibles.

Miyata Takeshi from visited the event and snapped tons of photos including ones of food. You can get grape sherbet and blue jelly sundaes inspired by Anna and Elsa and an Olaf lemon sherbet and yogurt mousse sundae. Tokyo Disneyland’s Sherwood Garden restaurant features an elaborate Frozen-themed buffet with blue Jell-O and cakes decorated in Elsa and Anna colors.

Man, I need to get to Tokyo Disneyland, but I probably won’t make it before “Frozen Fantasy” ends on March 20th.

More photos after the break.

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new ben and jerrys

Cookie butter makes everything better and that includes ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s is incorporating the heavenly substance into the launch of three new core flavors:

Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core: Dark Caramel & Vanilla Ice Creams with Speculoos Cookies & a Speculoos Cookie Butter Core

Boom Chocolatta! Cookie Core: Mocha & Caramel Ice Creams with Chocolate Cookies, Fudge Flakes & a Chocolate Cookie Core

Peanut Buttah Cookie Core: Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Crunchy Peanut Butter Sugar Bits, Peanut Butter Cookies & a Peanut Butter Cookie Core

I want to sample the entire line, but I can easily picture myself putting away a pint of cookie butter while reading a good book.

Which one are you looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments.

See a close-up of the cookie butter flavor after the break.

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Crystal Head Vodka comes in a weird but cool bottle that’s shaped like a skull. It’s too striking to just throw away, but what can you do with it other than put the skull bottle on a shelf? One man used his forensic artist skills to re-create the skull’s face, but I like Moonshine Lamp’s idea better. They’ve upcycled the skull bottle and turned it into a light. The wall sconce would make a statement in any room, but I think it would be right at home in a library.

Check out a couple more pictures of the sconce after the break.

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and seeing Cinderella’s Castle for the first time. Though I love Disneyland and the smaller Sleeping Beauty Castle, Cinderella’s Castle is absolutely magnificent. It’s grand, it’s detailed, and I’d love to move in. I feel the same way about this massive cake by Francine’s Sweet Treats.

This detailed replica of the magical Disney World castle is over three feet tall! Besides the sheer impressiveness of the construction and engineering, the cake is beautifully decorated. The area around the drawbridge is covered with outlines depicting individual bricks and the windows are all iced.

Drool over some close-up shots of the cake after the break.

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cheesecake doughnuts

When will I learn not to write when I’m hungry? The latest creation from Amy of Oh Bite It is killing me: cheesecake doughnuts! They look so scrumptious that I want to lick my screen. They’re made with cheesecake filling (yes, that’s a thing), biscuits, caramel ice cream topping, and graham cracker crumbs. You fry the biscuits and use a pastry bag to fill the biscuits with the cheesecake filling. Um, yes please.

Get the complete recipe at Oh Bite It.

ghibli animator

I rarely watch commercials. The only one that’s caught my attention lately is the McDonald’s one with Batman and the Joker. But maybe if I paid more attention I’d notice that some commercials can tell a story—like this one from Satsuma Shuzo. The Japan-based liquor company recently released a commercial directed by Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiharu Sato. He’s worked on films such as Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. This advertisement for sweet potato shochu isn’t quite on that level, but it does present a warm and fuzzy tale about family.

It’s also in Japanese. Anime News Network explains the premise:

In the commercial, the man sees a liquor store that reminds him of home. He finds a glass that looks like one his father used to have, which his father called a shrine to the potato god. As a child, he broke the glass and used all his money to buy a new one with a different drawing, but his dad said he didn’t need it. At the time he thought that, somewhere, the potato god was angry. Now that he brings the new glass back home, though, his dad says he doesn’t need it because he has the glass his son gave him as a child. The text at the end of the video says “the potato god is right here” and “the home town is always new.”

Watch the commercial after the break.

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gandalf and saruman salt and pepper shakers

Adding a little flavor to your dinner doesn’t have to be boring. You can make it an event with Lord of the Rings salt and pepper shakers. Pit Gandalf the Grey against Saruman the White and see who wins. Or, you can rewrite Middle-earth canon and make them be friends who work together. Nah. Battle is more fun.

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