Play With Your Food

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Soon, you’ll be able to slip into a secret doorway somewhere in Hollywood and step into The Scum and Villainy Cantina. The SVC is an upcoming pop-up experience with a fully immersive environment that puts you right in the middle of a Star Wars cantina for drinks, food, and hangout time with friends from all over the galaxy. [click to continue…]

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Pizza Hut UK has introduced the world’s first playable DJ pizza box. It’s yet another greasy gimmick for the company, though they still have nothing on KFC in this area.

The battery-powered device was created by printed electronics expert Novalia and is basically a standard cardboard pizza box fitted with touch-sensitive decks and controls. The box can connect to a user’s PC or smartphone via Bluetooth and is also compatible with software such as Serato DJ.

Sadly, the device will only be available at five UK locations, although a small number of them will reportedly be given away. Check out a video of the box in action below. [click to continue…]

Strawberry Mario

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Strawberry Mario finally won the heart of Princess Peach and together they made one hell of a smoothie. Unfortunately, married life got the best of him and he started drinking. That’s when Lime Mario swooped in. The result was a daiquiri recipe that tasted kinda bitter.

(via Reddit)

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As part of the recent “Cake: The Final Frontier – A Celebration of 50 Years of Star Trek Collaboration”, Margi Chambers of CakeArt by Margi Chambers created this incredible Phaser, Tricorder, and Communicator Cake.

Margi states that the edible items are fashioned entirely from gum paste and fondant while staying as close to original specs as possible. It was one of many amazing Star Trek creations present at the Las Vegas event. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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While brainstorming the possible results of brand collaborations, London-based graphic designer Jack Lalley came up with this “Starbucks X Spotify” series of coffee cup designs.

The cups draw inspiration from Kanye West, Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Drake, but will almost certainly remain in concept world forever. Starbucks would have to take into consideration any licensing fees and, of course, customers who would refuse to carry something around that bears an image of Justin Bieber. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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The baristas at the Target Redlands branch of Starbucks got into the Pokémon Go fun in a big way with a wide array of Pokémon-themed drinks. As you’ll see in the pictures below it looks like these baristas are Harry Potter fans as well. I’m beginning to think that this might be the funnest Starbucks location of them all. [click to continue…]

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You have to love New Yorkers. If a cantaloupe or sausage talks to them, they talk back (sometimes, with smack talk).

Seth Rogen became the voice of those animatronic foods and others as a prank to promote Sausage Party. It went even better than you’d imagine. I love the guy with the loaf of bread. Check out the video below. [click to continue…]

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Few season finales are as memorable as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s season 3 closer, “The Best of Both Worlds“. Not only did it reinvent the Borg, but it ended on a high-stakes cliffhanger with Captain Picard having been assimilated into the Borg Collective and Riker giving the order to fire on his now-former commanding officer and friend. It’s a sizzling bit of telly even now, and it elevated The Next Generation from being thought of by fans as “that other Star Trek show” to being considered… well, Star Trek.

A perfect moment, then for Paul Redmond of Purple Feather Cake Design to immortalize in cake form for his entry to the Cake: The Final Frontier celebration (the same celebration that gave us that awesome chocolate Scotty bust). Opting to recreate the head of Locutus – Captain Picard’s Borg alter ego – this thing is so detailed that when the page first loaded on my computer I thought I might be looking at a makeup test from the show itself, applied to a dummy or prop head. But nope! That’s the cake!

Paul had some trouble getting the cake to Las Vegas for this year’s official Star Trek convention. ” I shipped my piece over but alas transwarp conduits haven’t been discovered yet and he didn’t quite materialize in one piece.” A shame. Good thing it didn’t happen to the real Locutus. He’ll bite your head clean off, man. Check out more photos of the cake below. [click to continue…]

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Evan Booth recently MacGyvered the crap out of a Keurig K350 Coffee Maker by transforming it into a bionic hand (which he named Hedberg). The project took 200 hours, and Hedberg comes entirely from that single coffee maker save for adhesives and a 12v external power supply. Fortunately for us, that 200 hours has been condensed into a 5-minute timelapse video of the building process that features a look at Hedberg in action. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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I’ve heard of food art, but I’ve never heard of food nail art—until now. Tastemade Japan did a fun tutorial on how to do your own swiss cheese manicure and, surprisingly (or maybe not), it took off.

You can achieve the effect by cutting holes in acrylic nails or by leaving out portions of the polish. I think they look great, but I’d be worried I’d want to bite them. Check out the original tutorial along with additional examples below. [click to continue…]