Amy Ratcliffe

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Pancakes are delicious, but they improve significantly when you add bacon to the pancake mix. After all, most things are better with bacon. Ruthanne of Easybaked took the pancake and bacon combination to another realm by mixing them together in a tasty-sounding cupcake. The cupcakes are flavored to taste like maple pancakes and are topped with syrup-coated bacon and miniature pancakes. Yes, it does sound like heaven.

See more mouthwatering photos after the break.

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sailor moon cookies

Sometimes making beautiful cookies can be as simple as dressing up a bag of sugar cookie mix. Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies began with a mix, dyed the dough pink, and turned it into Sailor Moon transformation brooch pinata cookies. Easy peasy. Even the decorations don’t seem overly complicated to re-create.

Learn how to make your own Sailor Moon cookies after the break.

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iron man cutting board

Tony Stark’s had a few different roles over the years: he’s a hero, a businessman, a mechanic, and also a cutting board.

Craftster user BadWolf314 designed and assembled this gorgeous Iron Man cutting board for a craft swap. She made it from bloodwood, maple, and cherry. All the pieces were glued together and then planed. I don’t even want to think about how long it took to cut all of the tiny blocks.

(via Geek Crafts)

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The Boxtrolls movie was just released in theaters last week, but it inspired Mike’s Amazing Cakes back in May. He’d only seen a trailer for the film back then, but he and his daughter fell in love with the concept – so much so that he made a wonderful Boxtrolls-themed cake for his daughter’s birthday. It’s so detailed and well sculpted that it looks like a vinyl toy.

Check out a close-up after the break.

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constellation dishes

Making an out of this world set of constellation dishes can start with a set of cheap glass plates from the dollar store. Instructables user Mark Montano created the above plates with glass dishes, glossy enamel paint, rubbing alcohol, and print-outs of constellations. You simply have to draw the stars on the dishes with a Krylon pen, paint on the night skies, and bake the plates. It seems pretty simple, and the results are lovely. I can’t wait to try this!

Watch the tutorial after the break.

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The trend of splitting wedding cakes in half continues, and this design by Mitchies Munchies is elegant, geeky, and wonderful. The cake features fancy white fondant and orchids on one side with Wolverine’s claws ripping through (my favorite part!). The opposite side highlights Captain America, Spider-Man, Batman, and Thor. The Hulk hand was carved from clay so the newlyweds can keep it until they’re old and gray.

More photos after the break.

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red velvet corndog

Like corn dogs and pancakes? Then this post is for you. The Vulgar Chef “got drunk and made corn dogs a few ways” and that includes wrapping hot dogs in pancakes. He used blueberry pancakes for one version and red velvet pancakes on another. He doesn’t got into any details on how he made them but don’t let that stop you from experimenting!

See the blueberry pancake corn dogs after the break.

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KFC Japan has the market on weird giveaways cornered. They recently tempted their Twitter followers with a prize of a fried chicken keyboard, and now they’re offering more bizarre office supplies. They’re celebrating “Colonel Day” (an event marking the birthday of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Sanders) by giving away a huge chicken leg iPhone 5s case and a big ‘ol chicken leg desk pillow. Who doesn’t need one of those?

See the hilarious chicken leg desk pillow after the break.

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Would you like to have some food art with your waffles? That’s what Quirky user Chunder has developed with Pixel. The waffle iron comes with a silicone pattern tray that fits over the metal portion of the iron. You can create a custom pixelated design on your waffles by pushing in different squares on the silicone tray. Hearts, flowers, words – it’s up to you! The tray is only under consideration right now, but if it’s actually made, I’m sure users will share free waffle patterns to use with it.

See more photos of the waffle iron after the break.

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Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to try weird flavors of your favorite treats. For example, how about some Caramel Apple Oreos? As we mentioned last month, Target has the exclusive rights to sell them, and that means they can be tricky to find. Dude Foods hunted them down though, and since he’s a fan of caramel apples, he used the flavored Oreos to coat caramel apples. It’s a caramel apple inception that’s sure to give you a sugar rush.

See more at Dude Foods.