Amy Ratcliffe

eggs

The inclusion of eggs makes just about anything better. You can fry them, bake them, put them on a sandwich, mix them into cups – the list goes on. Besides being delicious, they’re beautiful. Bright yellow yolks, runny whites – Claire Thomas captures a ton of egg sexiness in a short appropriately titled, “Eggs.”

Watch the video after the break. You may want to go purchase a dozen eggs first because you’re going to crave them.

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Different kinds of booze have different effects on your system and personality. Total Sorority Move imagines a world where the labels on the bottles are honest about what’s going to happen later in the night. Malibu Coconut Rum? It’s packed with sugar and will leave you bloated. Wine? That will leave you crying into your pillow. Choose carefully, folks.

See some more truth after the break.

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Bathroom sweets aren’t the same as bathroom suites, but consumers don’t always use the correct word when they search on Bathrooms.com. The CEO of the company, Ian Monk, said they decided answer searches for “bathroom sweets” with a literal interpretation. They worked with Choccywoccydoodah to make an entire bathroom suite with Belgian chocolate fixtures. It’s packed with calories (an estimated 9.4 million of them) and is actually being sold online for $133,000 at Bathroom Sweets.

The chocolate set comes with a tub, toilet, sink, and bidet, and the components are available separately. If kept at room temperature, the chocolate pieces supposedly have a six month shelf life. In case it’s not clear, you are not actually supposed to use them – only eat them.

Check out more photos of the sugary bathroom after the break.

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Library Cake

I never imagined I would want to live in a cake, but this library design by Kathy Knaus has changed my mind. There are a mind-blowing number of details on this cake. The front features the entrance to the library, complete with potted plants. The inside of the library is on the other side, and there are dozens of books on the shelves, a little globe, and a desk with gumdrop lamps covered in papers. I believe the entire thing is edible. If I can’t move in, maybe I could just curl up next to it with my book and eat it.

Send your dessert tips to tips@thatsnerdalicious.com.

Groot cake

Groot’s a busy guy. When he’s not busy dancing or hanging out with Rocket, he moonlights as a cake. This dessert by Tattooed Bakers is so realistic it’s hard to believe it’s not right from Guardians of the Galaxy. The Groot confection is made from edible bark painted to look like wood grain. The design is incredibly detailed, and the bark surface covers a chocolate cake.

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pumpkin spice

The Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte may be the most popular flavored beverage on the planet. It even has its own Twitter account. The drink heralds the coming of fall (which seems to come earlier every year in terms of pumpkin spice creep), and this year, fall is coming to Starbucks beginning next Monday, August 25th. Only seven days away. I’m counting the hours.

Check out the official tweet (with animation) after the break…

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Do you treat recipe ingredients like they’re part of a magic spell? If so, then these hot sauces may appeal to you. The Chilli Alchemist Hot Sauces line features seven different spicy concoctions (Anise, Elixir Orientem, Purus, The Philosopher’s Dew, The Smoke Potion, and Urna Liquorum) that come in glass apothecary-style bottles that are hand-corked and wax-sealed. They look like something you’d see in Snape’s supply room.

You can use the potions as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, or marinade. And hey, even if you forget about the hot sauces after you purchase them, the bottles will look nice on your kitchen counter.

See individual shots of the fancy hot sauces after the break.

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To say Jack Kirby is legendary would be an understatement. He worked alongside Stan Lee to co-create a long list of characters in the Marvel universe and beyond. to celebrate the late artist’s birthday, Shmaltz Brewery is teaming up with Hero Initiative to raise funds for the non-profit organization. Shmaltz came up with limited edition beers called King Kirby with labels featuring Kirby’s image. Paul Harding provided the art.

The King Kirby Ale will debut at a Shmalz-hosted event on Saturday, August 28th, in Clifton Park, New York, and attendees will be able to meet comics creators, taste the Kirby beer, and purchase cases of it. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hero Initiative. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

See a close-up of the label design after the break.

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Want to sing your heart out in style? Then plan a trip to The Highball karaoke bar in Austin, Texas. The bar has been closed for renovations for 18 months, but it’s finally re-opening this weekend and it sounds more amazing than ever. They’ll have events, karaoke, cocktails, and snacks—but the best part of The Highball sounds like it’s the themed rooms. They have seven tricked out rooms celebrating themes such as the Super Mario Bros., Twin Peaks, and Jem and the Holograms. I don’t even like karaoke, and I want to go here.

Check out more photos of the incredible rooms after the break.

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The popularity of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise in recent years means some bakers have become exceptionally skilled at sculpting dragons. Art Cakes Bg has done a few cakes with characters from the movies and TV show, but this one has five (!) dragons. She included Toothless, of course, but also Barf and Belch, Hookfang, Meatlug, and Stormfly. She did such a great job with the shading and details on each of the adorable little creatures.

Hit the break to see more pics of the dragons.

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