food art

axe to the peep

When your kid loves the colorful Peeps that show up every year around Easter, there’s only way to make him or her come home sooner: kill the Peeps. Imgur user happymoosecaboose says his/her dad started a new tradition for spring by buying a package of Peeps and executing one each day in increasingly gruesome ways until happymoosecaboose comes home for the holiday.

Since I can’t stand Peeps, I wholeheartedly approve of this tactic.

See an entire gallery of the sugar-coated crime scenes after the break.

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Just when you thought it was safe to order take out, Freddie Krueger is hiding in your pizza. You can blame Wilhelm Rodriguez of Papa’s Pizza in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The talented food artist carves portraits of horror movie icons like Jason and Chucky and recognizable faces like Daryl Dixon into cheese pizzas carved pumpkin style. The art form uses negative space just as much as the cheese, and it’s pretty impressive.

It may surprise you to learn that there is a U.S. Pizza Team, and that Rodriguez is on it. He’s not only good at creating pizza portraits, he can throw around dough like no one’s business.

Check out more of the spooky pizza art after the break along with a video of his dough tossing skills.

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elsa food art

Other people are still obsessed with Frozen, right? I thought so. You’ll appreciate this Elsa-themed dish by talented food artist Samantha Lee. She’s cut what appears to be cheese into the white snowy trees on the North Mountain above Arendelle, added snowflakes to a tiny cup of soup, and made Elsa’s body from rice. She used noodles for Elsa’s hair and wonton wrappers (I think those are wonton wrappers) for the snow queen’s dress, and tada! It’s a dish you’ll never want to let go.

See more of her work on Instagram.

banana dolphins

(Luz’s Unique Creations via Geeks Are Sexy)

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With only some paint and an eye for detail, Artist Hikaru Cho transforms food into other kinds of food in her latest series “It’s not what it seems.” For instance, she disguised an egg as an eggplant (ha!) and a tomato as an orange.

Can you guess what this “cucumber” actually is?

Find out the answer after the break…

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The most adorable food trends always seem to start in Japan. Baristas have been coming up with crazy 3D latte art, and now cooks are making critters from a white radish known as daikon. Cooks grate the radish, press out the excess moisture, and are left with a material they can easily mold into shapes. Most of the sculpts take the form of cute animals like pandas and frogs or precious characters like Totoro or Snoopy.

Once sculpted, the little figures are put on top of hotpot dishes. I hope this trend crosses the ocean to the United States so that I can get a sleeping cat in my ramen soon.

See more examples of the art after the break.

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harley quinn chocolate bust

We’re big fans of Cakes Cove and we just spotted this life-size Harley Quinn Chocolate Bust and had to show it off because creator Samantha Anderson makes such pretty things.

I’m thinking I may need this little piece of gorgeousness for a party very soon. Check it out after the break.

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taste explosion

We’ve all heard the term “an explosion of taste!”, but now we know what such an explosion looks and sounds like.

This audio visual installation called “Sonic Flavourscape” was created by DJ MJ Cole, filmmaker Chris Cairns, prytotechnic designers Machine Shop and Schwartz Flavour Shots.

They rigged several tons of spices in bags and keyed them to explode on certain notes, sending paprika, parsely, basil, clove, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, turmeric, cardamom, chili, coriander, ginger and more up in spicy clouds of gorgeous.

Check it out after the break along with a making-of video.

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rice krispie treats burgers

Rice Krispie Treats have come a long way since I was a kid. Back then, you mixed a box of cereal with some melted marshmallow, stuck it in a oven and tried to wait until it cooled before you started eating.

Now people like My Kansas City Mommy are making the dang things into burgers and watermelons and adding food coloring and chocolate chips and all sorts of food art shenanigans.

I don’t know how they made these burgers. I mean, I know what they’re made of, but I don’t know how they got the lettuce to look…lettuce-y.

If you think that’s awesome, check out the Rice Krispie Treat watermelon that actually tastes like watermelon after the break.

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sleeping beauty castle full

I’m so glad I live in a world where people decide to make amazing gingerbread creations like this imagining of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Made by The Cookie Architect, this amazing gastronomical construct features a sleeping Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip fighting the dragon Maleficent. The detail is amazing and the whole thing is just…wow.

I wouldn’t want to eat it. I’d want to play with it.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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