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DIY Poké Ball Cake [Video]

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Are you ready to catch all of the desserts ever? Then you’ll need a Poké Ball cake. Fortunately, Cakes By ChoppA has shared a video tutorial on making one from vanilla cake. Even though I’m a novice when it comes to forming cakes into shapes, I have to say this looks like a pretty basic project that simply requires patience. If anything, the trickiest part looks like covering the Poké Ball in fondant.

Watch the instructional video after the break.

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This billboard made by Michelle Wibowo looks beautiful, but it tastes even better because it’s entirely edible. It advertises the UK’s largest cake manufacturer, Mr. Kipling, so naturally it’s made of cakes.

The whole thing measures 20 feet by 10 feet and is constructed of 13,360 Mr. Kipling cakes. It took Wibowo 6 hours to construct, and yes, once it was unveiled, they let everyone dig in.

See more pictures and video of the billboard’s construction after the break.

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Bilbo and Frodo Baggins live in the coziest and tastiest hobbit hole in all of the Shire. Julia Hardy Cakes made this detailed cake for a man who is a huge Lord of the Rings fan. It nearly fills a 14-inch board and features a sculpted stone path, lots of flowers, and Frodo and Gandalf.

More photos of the dessert after the break.

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peanut butter pretzel ice cream cake

If you could capture the idea of heaven in food, I’m pretty sure it would look like this peanut butter and pretzel ice cream cake. Instructables user thekites posted this gorgeous dessert, and it’s made with two boxes of brownie mix, cream cheese, Reese’s Cup minis, and several more sugary ingredients. The ice cream portion isn’t technically ice cream from the carton, but it’s close enough to count. The recipe looks easy enough, and it’s definitely the kind of dessert that deserves to be shown off at a cookout or family gathering.

Get the full recipe at Instructables.

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Here are the perfect treats for you next Harry Potter themed party. JustJenn has created three different kinds of cupcakes, including a golden snitch that will have you longing to watch a game of quidditch. They’re made by covering a malt ball in yellow chocolate and then piping out little wings in the same chocolate. She’s also made one with a chocolate frog topper and another with a Harry Potter logo cookie.

See the rest of the cookies and get the full recipes at JustJenn.

Library Cake

I never imagined I would want to live in a cake, but this library design by Kathy Knaus has changed my mind. There are a mind-blowing number of details on this cake. The front features the entrance to the library, complete with potted plants. The inside of the library is on the other side, and there are dozens of books on the shelves, a little globe, and a desk with gumdrop lamps covered in papers. I believe the entire thing is edible. If I can’t move in, maybe I could just curl up next to it with my book and eat it.

Send your dessert tips to tips@thatsnerdalicious.com.

Groot cake

Groot’s a busy guy. When he’s not busy dancing or hanging out with Rocket, he moonlights as a cake. This dessert by Tattooed Bakers is so realistic it’s hard to believe it’s not right from Guardians of the Galaxy. The Groot confection is made from edible bark painted to look like wood grain. The design is incredibly detailed, and the bark surface covers a chocolate cake.

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Everyone loves cake, even when it’s a lie. Although you may think all cakes are made by a baker with mad skills, there are actually machines that will ice a cake to perfection. These videos show the machines in action, but be warned. They are mesmerizing and they will make you hellbent on having a slice of cake sometime today.

See the videos after the break.

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The Garden State Cake Show’s theme last year was books through cakes. Basically, they challenged participants to depict their favorite books in cake form. Prima Cakes Plus chose The Wizard of Oz and made it a pop-up cake. The finished product is marvelous and wonderfully detailed. Here’s what the baker had to say about creating the panels:

Each panel was hand cut from fondant mixed with tylose powder. Then I airbrushed a base color layer on both sides of each panel. Details of the figures, trees and windows was then added to both sides with food color gel. After everything was dry I went back and added in the black outlines that are common in storybooks.

I’m amazed.

See all the details in pictures after the break.

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