Play With Your Food

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When people pack bento boxes, they can get deadly serious about making the contents appealing. That dedication goes beyond shaping rice into fun forms and can extend into turning hard-boiled eggs into creatures and characters. All it takes is creativity and patience to cut up some seaweed, cheese, or carrots and build things like Pikachu, Hello Kitty, chickens, otters, and more. I love it when my food is cute.

See more eggtastic cuteness after the break.

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Dancing Groot Candy Cupcakes

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Groot-themed everything is all the rage these days, and that certainly extends to edibles. DeviantArt user AnimeGeer sculpted a baby Groot and made a food safe mold. Then she made all these dancing Groot cupcake toppers with candy melts from that mold and dressed them up with a little green frosting. They look delicious and adorable.

Send photos of your geeky food creations to tips@thatsnerdalicious.com.

Eleventh Doctor Latte Art

There’s an Italian restaurant in Japan called Belcorno, and they are responsible for some masterful pieces of latte art. We’ve featured work from them in the past, including Anna and Elsa of Frozen, and Belcorno recently tweeted this lovely Doctor Who image featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Aww. I’ll never forget you, raggedy man.

(via John Farrier)

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It’s common knowledge that Spider-man does whatever a spider can, and that makes him pretty awesome in my book. So, in honor of Spidey, I’m going to make a Jell-O dessert that looks like his face. That isn’t weird, right? Nope. Totally cool. If you’d like to make a dessert that looks like Spidey, then you can use this 10-inch plastic mold to make all sorts of things. You can pre-order now for shipment in February 2015.

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ramen grilled cheese

I’m pretty sure that many of you had to basically survive off of instant ramen at some point in your life, and I’m sure we can all agree that it can get a little boring.

However, it turns out there are lots of different things you can do with ramen and some of them are pretty clever. I mean, did you know that you could make ramen gnocchi? If not, you’ll want to check the Buzzfeed video out after the break as it highlights 11 ramen hacks that you can try at home.

One thing did puzzle me. Why is the guy in the video so bad at emptying the egg into the glass? Sheesh. Slow down a little.

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hamster hot dog contest

Thanks to AOL user sathernagem, we’ve discovered a new Tiny Hamster video in which the world’s tiniest eating machine meets the Guinness World Record winning Takeru Kobayashi in an epic hot dog battle.

It’s a race to the finish and it’s pretty much the most adorable thing you’ll see today.

Check it out after the break.

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Can you believe that it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters film? I mean, yikes, I’m starting to feel a little old now. Well, there’s no better way to assuage my crushing sadness about the inevitable arrival of my untimely demise than with lots and lots of donuts. Speaking of which, Krispy Kreme recently announced that they will sell two new marshmallow Kreme-filled Ghostbusters donuts in honor of the film’s anniversary. Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow donuts will be available at participating Krispy Kreme US locations starting on September 29th, 2014 (while supplies last, of course).

The Ghostbusters donut will feature a marshmallow Kreme-filled shell that’s topped with white icing, a green “splat” inspired by Slimer’s green slime, and a Ghostbusters logo sugar piece. The Stay Puft version will feature a marshmallow Kreme-filled shell with white icing, a decorative Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and a sugar piece hat. You can also pre-order an advanced order of 5 dozen or more donuts at your closest participating location.

(via Slashfilm / Top image via caseythea)

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There’s a little coffee stand in a Japan shipping harbor that serves the best tasting bugs around. Why’s that? Because Akai Tento no Koohii Ten (The Red Tent Coffee Shop) is famous for making bugs that are actually gummy candy.

Gummy on the outside, blueberry jam guts on the inside, these insect larvae come in a variety of species and sizes for ever palate.

Plus, when you squeeze them, goo comes out. Yummy!

Check out more pictures after the break.

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funnel cake cupcake

There are times that food at the L.A. County Fair gets a little crazy, but these new Funnel Cake Cupcakes by My Delight Cupcakery look like a little piece of heaven.

If funnel cake isn’t your thing, they’re serving up all kinds of goodies through the end of the month at the Fair (You can check out the PDF menu here). I’m thinking I may have to drop by for a Jack and Cherry Coke cupcake. That sounds amazing.

Update:

Before you get in your car to head down there, I reported incorrectly that My Delight would be at the L.A. County Fair. The”Fair-inspired” menu is currently available at their regular locations during normal business hours.

(via Foodbeast)