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Think you’re looking at a delicious meal of sushi and sashimi? Wrong. The above dish is made of candy. Artist Jess Gabe used the following materials to make her faux sushi: Airheads, Rice Krispie Treats, fruit jellies, fruit roll up, sugar crystals, icing and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. It’s all part of her drool-worthy Candy Cuisine project.

She takes a variety of savory meals like sushi, pot pies, and tacos and makes them from candy for fun, and she does an incredible job.

Check out more sugary meals after the break.

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Sure, beverages quench your thirst, but some of them have stories. Photographer Jason McGroarty worked with project curator Karen McDermott to bring the cultures of different drinks to life with beautiful images of miniature cities sitting atop beverages like wine, coffee, and Guinness in his “A Place to Go, Please” project. I want to go there. Fortunately, prints are available.

More of the creative series after the break.

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Cartoonist Josh Hara is turning his daily cup of Joe into a work of art by sketching pictures on the back of Starbucks coffee cups. They all come with a punchline, many coffee-based, and are really impressive. He’s even done some that involve more than one cup to create the scene, like a line of evolving cavemen. He told Mashable:

I think that if I was just sharing cartoons on a flat piece of paper, people wouldn’t be enjoying them as much as they have been. I think there is some extra interest in taking something we see every day, something that often gets thrown into the trash, and transforming it into a piece of artwork.

See more examples of his work after the break.

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Artist Soo Min Kim uses his artistic skills to transform the iconic Starbucks siren into all kinds of different characters. He starts with an existing cup, covers up everything but the siren’s face and uses a marker to transform the cup into a piece of art. He’s turned the siren into Darth Vader, various members of the Avengers, and Psy among others. His work definitely makes me look at Starbucks cups differently.

See more pics and see the artist at work after the break.

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These redone versions of the Starbucks mermaid come from redditor IHunt who got a little creative during his downtime at work. There’s Wolverine, Batgirl, and even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle all created out of just the mermaid logo and a black marker.

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When I think about donuts, I think about munching on a dozen Krispy Kremes while also hanging out in a pool full of rainbow sprinkles with Homer Simpson. But when artist Mike Mitchell thinks about donuts, well, he thinks about murderous little fried bits of dough that are going to use a battle axe to butcher all the donut-eaters in a 200-mile radius. Yeah… happy thoughts.

Check out some more of Mike Mitchell’s donut-related art after the break (Even Robocop can’t resist)…

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The rest of us are going to have to step up our games next Saturday morning if we want to keep up with these pancake creations. Redditor ptgkbgte posted these pictures from a friend who didn’t just make shaped pancakes for his kids, but made them full on color pictures.

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Barista Michael Breach works the night shift, so during his ample down time he taught himself how to make some incredible latte works of art. There are a lot of wonderfully nerdy designs like the TARDIS and Jabba the Hutt, but he also takes requests and does beautiful portraits of his patrons.

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Wow, doesn’t that cereal look tasty… wait… those are Lego swimming in turpentine. I’ll pass thank you.

Australian photographer T.Q. Lee likes to recreate his favorite dishes using non-edible items for his appropriately named series, “Inedible”. Lee told Mashable that, “[The] series is both a fun visual pun and a comment on the artificial nature of convenience food.” He used a variety of unusual and sometimes thought-provoking ingredients to make his dishes, including tire rubber, Lego bricks, hazardous chemicals, sponges and, yes, even his own urine. The photos are meant to mimic the kinds of food pics that pop up on billboards and on Instagram daily. “There certainly appears to be a growing objectification even fetishism surrounding food — the idea of shooting before you eat, has become almost a custom,” said Lee.

Check out some more fake food pics after the break…

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Some moms put an extra treat or a little note into their child’s lunch to bring a smile to their face, but Nina Levy does one better. She creates beautiful works of napkin art with a very geeky vibe. Part of what makes these so good is that she mixes up the universes like Pikachu with a Portal gun, or Rocket Raccoon hanging out with Grumpy Cat.

See more examples of her work after the break.

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