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chocodile

How do you make a Twinkie better? Well, if you said dip it in gold and serve it on a platter made from a unicorn’s wishes and dreams you’d be close, but wrong. For one, eating gold isn’t very good for you. No, the best way to improve a Twinkie is by dipping it in delicious chocolate. Thankfully, Hostess is bringing back it’s classic chocolate-dipped Twinkies (aka the Chocodile) starting this week.

Since the late ’90s, these Chocodiles were previously only available on the West Coast, but now they’re being released nationwide in a wide variety of flavors (fun size only), including chocolate creme, strawberry creme and banana creme flavors.

(via HuffPo)

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These gorgeous cookies are the work of Butterwinks, a baker based out of Spring Hill, Florida. Each of these works of art is created by hand so they’re a time-consuming effort. There are wonderfully nerdy cookies themed for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, and even Nintendo. If ever there were cookies too pretty to eat, these would be the ones.

See more examples after the break.

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Crumbs

Crumbs Bake Shop abruptly closed its doors on Monday, but all hope is not lost. What’s being billed as the last cupcake from Crumbs is currently up for auction on eBay.

This cupcake was purchased at the Crumbs Bake Shop on 42nd Street. Little did Likeable Media know it would be the last “Birthday Cupcake” we ever purchased. Now we’d like to pass on the joy to you! We are going to freeze it to make sure it doesn’t go stale. But best bet is to use the BUY IT NOW option.

The cupcake already has bids, so it’s going to sell for at least several hundred dollars! Hey, in an age when a potato salad kickstarter can raise over $50,000, a cupcake going for hundreds should be no surprise.

(via The Mary Sue/ Image via Jim Larrison)

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If you’re planning on hosting a little shindig–or you just want to treat yourself a little bit–you should try making these Pop Rocks Firecracker Truffles. Jessica from How Sweet It Is came up with these tasty little treats for her Fourth of July post, but you can make them just about anytime during the year. You’ll need a whole mess of Pop Rocks, as well as a pretty hearty sweet tooth too.

If you’d like to check out the recipe head on over to How Sweet It Is.

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Fan of the macabre and all things gruesome, Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen opted to make the above “dissected” cake after being asked repeatedly by her fans and customers as to what’s inside of all her very delicious cakes. Now, a run-of-the-mill baker might just respond by saying, “Well, there’s cake inside of my cakes!” But Annabel is not your average baker. Here’s what she had to say:

“Of course only the pretty cakes look like this on the inside, all the creepy and unusual cakes are yummy sponge cakes in many different flavours! ;-)

OK, so I’m kidding. Everything is tasty.”

Yeah, this lady is A-OK in my book.

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Ant of Nerdache Cakes is a pretty big fan of Deadpool, and for the fourth episode of her YouTube series, Sugar Hero, she did a special Fourth of July cake featuring a patriotic spoof on the mouthy merc in a bikini. It’s clever, explosive and, well, rather delicious-looking! You can watch Ant make the cake in the video after the break…

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disney frozen cocktails

Are you sick of Frozen yet? To bad because Disney Tokyo has concocted a line of inspired cocktails that are available at the Disney Ambassador and Tokyo Disneyland hotels any time between now and August 31st.

According to Rocket News:

  • Olaf is made from fresh pineapple, pineapple syrup, passion fruit syrup, and coconut syrup.
  • Anna is a blend of peach nectar, strawberry syrup, blue syrup, blueberry sauce, Calpis water and pink coloring.
  • Elsa is a cool blue mix of grapefruit juice, lemon juice, blue syrup, and gum syrup.

I’m also betting you can ask a bartender to add a little alcohol as a premium. Just make sure you don’t get your Anna mixed up with your kid’s Elsa or your trip to Disney is going to get a little crazy.

(via Foodbeast)

adventure time cookies

You’re probably familiar with the Adventure Time cartoon, but did you also know there’s a whole bunch of comics from BOOM! Studios? The recent Adventure Time: Candy Capers series features none other than Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun. When baker justJENN realized one of her kids was enjoying the comic, she decided to make cookies based on the characters from the cover. Yum! You only need circle shaped cookie cutters, a handful of decorating supplies, and patience to recreate these treats from the Land of Ooo.

Get full instructions and recipes for the cookies at justJENN recipes.

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Aladdin fans will definitely dig this decadent cake, which was crafted by Art Cake. On the front there’s Aladdin, Jasmine the Genie and more, as well as the bazaar and the palace. On the back of the cake is the real kicker though: Art Cake recreated the Cave of Wonders, and it’s super impressive!

Check out the back of the cake after the break…

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edible wafer cases

Allow me to introduce you to something amazing. Dr. Oetker’s Edible Wafer Cases. Yep, edible cupcake wrappers. Not just that — they’re bake stable, so you don’t even need to use a cupcake tray. You can just put the batter in the wrapper and cook them up on a baking sheet.

It’s a small thing, but it feels like a huge step forward for humanity.

I mean, think about how much cake you lose to the wrapper. Not to mention, no more eating the paper because you were nomming to fast. I’m sure you’ve never done that…

They come in a pack of six. Each pack contains three pink and three blue Edible Wafer Cases. They’re also gluten free and vegan and, did I mention, edible?

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