Amy Ratcliffe

lightsaber bbq fork

Grilling techniques from the galaxy far, far away are coming to Earth. We’ve already seen lightsaber BBQ tongs, and now ThinkGeek’s offering a lightsaber BBQ fork to go with them. The stainless steel design won’t let you turn hot dogs over with the Force but using a lightsaber is the second best thing, right? Right.

See a close-up of the hilt/grip after the break.

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Dollhouses wouldn’t feel like home if there weren’t meals on the dinner table, and Kim Burke has creating those meals down to a science. She sculpts tiny food on a 1:12 scale from polymer clay, and her work is so detailed that it looks like someone took a shrink ray to a plate of real food. Whether you want a cheese plate, burgers and hot dogs, desserts, breakfast, or lasagna – she has you covered. All of her creations are available to purchase.

See more examples of Kim’s faux food creations after the break.

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Fred and George Weasley liked to prank everyone around them, and even if it seemed goofy, the enterprising young wizards turned their skills into a career. They opened Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, and the world of Harry Potter was never the same. Jordanene has crafted the perfect apron to remember the business, and you could wear it while brewing butterbeer or puking pastilles.

See the front and back views of the apron after the break.

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aerosol cake

John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski have done something brilliant: they’ve made Spray Cake. After much trial and error, the two Harvard students have produced a type of cake batter you can put in an aerosol can and spray into a baking dish. It gets better because it’s also microwaveable. You could nuke a cupcake in about 30 seconds. Of course, you could also eat it straight from the can.

The duo are currently in the process of patenting the idea and have already found a seller. Once they find a manufacturer, it’s only a matter of time before this product will be available on grocery store shelves.

As for the taste, bakery star Joanne Chang has tasted the cakes and given them her seal of approval. I predict they’ll make buckets of money with this invention.

Learn more about the Spray Cake in the video after the break.

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It isn’t a party until Cybermen from Doctor Who show up, and this Cyberman cake was probably the life of the event he was made for. The confection by Happy Occasions Cakes looks like it rolled off the screen and onto a table; I wouldn’t be surprised if he started assimilating all the party attendees.

See more angles of the sugary Cyberman after the break.

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Sometimes I forget that Winnie the Pooh is part of Disney’s pantheon. The character all stuffed with fluff is cute, and these glassware designs by Nendo for Walt Disney Japan emphasizes that. The basic cup and bottle come with different silicone lids that feature Winnie the Pooh sticking his head in a jar of honey and floating away on a balloon. I’d love to buy the entire glassware collection!

See more images of the glasses after the break.

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Ninja Pizza Girl

Disparity Games has a Kickstarter campaign for a game called a Ninja Pizza Girl. Best title ever? Possibly. It’s fitting, too, since the game is about a 16-year-old girl who delivers pizzas in a dystopian world with a lack of good pizza. It was inspired by the daughter of the developers, who was a kung-fu practicing pizza delivery girl in real life. In the game, she must fight to keep her family’s business intact in the midst of chaos that includes mean teenage girls. The official description reads:

Ninja Pizza Girl is the story of Gemma, a sixteen-year-old girl working as a pizza delivery girl in a cyberpunk dystopia. She lives in a world where slums teeter on top of skyscrapers, where powerful mega-corporations exploit the poor and where quality pizza is hard to come by. Gemma must fight to keep her ideals, her family and their business intact in face of the most merciless enemies known to any teenage girl—other teenagers.

The level-based game has a story that explores “bullying, emotional resilience and the importance of boundaries.” Disparity also touts it as welcoming to people who have never played a platform game (or any game) before. The graphics look lovely, and I hope they get enough funds to move forward with creating the game.

See the video after the break.

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The eateries of Japan are about to be joined by another cute establishment. A limited time “Pikachu Cafe” will be offering a variety of food from burgers to mango pudding to curry rice shaped like the character.

The cafe will open in Roppongi Hills this Saturday and keep its doors open through August 31st; it seems to be happening in conjunction with an art exhibit titled Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. If you’re a Pokémon fan, it seems like a must-see and must-eat.

See more Pikachu-inspired edibles after the break.

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Want to feel like a cannibal without becoming one? I’m not sure why you’d want that experience, but Firebox is offering it nonetheless. They have a boxed set called Dinner with Lecter. The meal includes a simple wooden box that contains a Chianti, fava beans, a napkin embroidered with letter “H,” and a decorative fork. I recommend packing this on a picnic for a first date. Hannibal Lecter would approve.

See more photos of the creepy but tasty-looking treat after the break.

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Jimmy Q Trapp improves moods because he decorates coffee cups with beautiful and vivid art and leaves his finished pieces for strangers to find. Some of his subjects have included Rainbow Brite, LEGO Batman, Joker, and Lex Luthor—he posts the finished pieces on Morning Coffee Cup Art. I would love to find one of these sitting in my favorite coffee shop.

See more examples of the nerdy coffee cup art after the break.

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