The A&M Texas Traditions Club gathered 7,200 eggs, 22,304 pieces of candy and a load of volunteers to create the biggest gingerbread house ever made according to Guinness.
The goal was to raise money for the trauma program at St. Joseph hospital and, to date, they have raised over $150,000 from visitors.
I’m amazed people made it through without eating it. I hope that, once it’s all over, someone makes a world’s largest glass of milk and they get to nom a bit.
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These lamps by Pampshade aren’t made of plastic but out of actual loaves of bread illuminated by a battery-powered LED. It’s a very simple recipe of hard flour, weak flour and yeast that is then coated with a layer of resin once it’s baked. You can put the little loaves anywhere you’d like a warm, soft light since they don’t need to be plugged in. Plus, I’ll bet they make your house smell amazing. Just keep them away from your dog. I don’t think he’ll care that the lamps are coated in inedible resin.
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Cadbury Creme Egg Bites made by Bean Town Bakery.
All you need to do to make your breakfast extreme is to stuff things. Stuffed pancakes, stuffed french toast, you get the idea. But what about french toast stuffed with pancakes? That’s what Dude Foods did, and it actually sounds tasty. You just need to cut a hole out of the french toast and cook pancake batter in said hole. Yum.
As one commenter pointed out, this creation would be improved by bacon. I say, why stop there? Take one of every possible breakfast food and put it all in french toast and call it a day!
Check out all the details at Dude Foods.
I admit, I’m one of those people who thinks government can help people, but I’m shaking my head at the policy at the Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations.
Canadian mom Kristen Bartkiw sent her kids to lunch with “leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk”. However, because that lunch didn’t contain the regulated grains, the school gave the kids some Ritz Crackers and then charged her 10 bucks.
Now, I’m not sure who imposes the fine and who thought Ritz Crackers would be a reasonable grain (especially at 5 bucks a pop), but it seems that even the school itself thought the policy was silly and has since moved to a hot lunch program.
(Weighty Matters via BoingBoing)
The holiday baking season is just around the corner, which also means those really ugly Christmas sweaters are about to make a return appearance. Now you can make your very own versions of the dreaded sweaters as tasty cookies. This kit has a cookie cutter and all the sprinkles and candies you need to make a dozen ugly but delicious sweaters.
Product Page ($20.89 via The Green Head)
We do get some great Doritos flavors here in the states, but we don’t get even close to the number of unique flavors that they get in Japan. The latest version we can’t have is Avocado Cheese. It’s a special limited edition that will only be around until February 28th.
(Inventor Spot via Neatorama)
Gerry from Foodness Gracious is trying to cause us all to die of blissful hedonism with these Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cronuts.
How do I know? This is how he describes them:
“…it was like stuffing a raised donut into my mouth while also relishing crispy layers of butter and pumpkin spice sugar. And as if that wasn’t enough sweet goodness, I dipped them all in caramel sauce. Let’s not forget the middle of the cronut. Those little puffy balls rolled in the sugar were more addicting than I imagine crack to be.”
Marry me, Gerry.
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The console wars get a bit sweeter with these game controller cookies. There are Wii-motes, and Xbox 360 and PS3 Dual Shock controllers iced to look exactly like their real counterparts. Each 5″ cookie is handmade and sold in one dozen boxes with four of each controller. These may be the ultimate gamer snack!
Product Page ($52 via technabob)