Archive for the ‘cake’ Category

Gingerbread, Sweaters and Weddings

Published December 24, 2009 by Graham

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The Where the Wild Things Are-inspired madness marches on! Just in time for Christmas, ultra-appetizing Aussie food blog A Table For Two built a impressively spherical gingerbread house inspired by the forts in the movie.

I made lots and lots of gingerbread sticks about 4cm long, and glued them together over a basketball, using sugar toffee. The next thing I know, my middle and index fingers are soon covered in blisters from the hot sugar toffee. Ouch! (I told you I was ambitious)

Ambitious indeed! They have brilliantly detailed step-by-step instructions on their blog for anyone who dares to replicate this masterpiece. For those of you more crafty than culinary, check out knitting blog Splendor’s lovely hooded wolf-suit sweater. They’e even got a free PDF of the pattern, written in 19 different sizes!

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Finally, a wedding photography blog called Helmutwalker shares some photos from a fairytale-themed wedding. What better ringbearer could you ask for than Max, king of all the Wild Things? I wonder if they swapped out “You may kiss the bride” for “Let the wild rumpus start!” How cute:

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Yummyfun Kooking Club!

Published December 8, 2009 by Dallas

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Clare Crespo AKA YummyClare has spent a good portion of her adult life figuring out new and exciting ways to get kids interested in cooking. She’s written books, she’s prepared meals, she’s given speeches and now she’s started a club. The Yummyfun Kooking Club is an online/real life combo-pack designed to stoke your kids out on the art of making grub. By becoming a member you and your junior chef will receive three awesome new recipes each month and all the tools you will need to prepare them. What’s more you can check the Yummyfun site for all sorts of updates, dvds, blog goings-ons and general all around kid-related goodness. Yummy? Yes. Fun? Also, yes.

Arty Vans and Birthday Cakes

Published December 3, 2009 by Molly

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Introducing two new Wild Things renditions from the wilds of the web! First up (above), a pair of artfully-rendered stompers by the talented Evan Schultz.

Second (below) a Wild Things cake that is either ten-feet tall or photographed in such a way as to look GIANT. Either way, cool beans!

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Two Heroes One Cake

Published November 10, 2009 by Molly

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Not sure what’s cooler, the verisimillitude of tallulahblue’s cake or the fact that it’s designated for a youngster named Atticus. As if the legacy of that name weren’t enough to guarantee success, the birthday boy even resembles Max! Some people are born lucky.

We’ll Eat You Up Part III

Published November 2, 2009 by Molly

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The rumpus never stops. Up top, a wild things bento by cookingformonkeys for a very lucky recipient. Bonus points for the inclusion of healthy carrot sticks, red peppers and edamame. Gotta keep yourself in tree-swinging condition. One question: what is the crown made of?

Second, an impressive entry into the growing category of wild things baked goods. This cinnabon streusal cake by cakebreak includes a Moishe made of fondant with lovingly detailed spikes and an excessively honkable nose.

Nice work, you two.

Petah Coyne

Published October 29, 2009 by Molly

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The artist Petah Coyne refers to her sculptures as “girls”, and who’s to argue with her? At a given exhibition you’ll find the girls suspended from the ceiling or stationed on the floor, their anatomies formed of earth, trees, branches, roots, silk flowers, ribbons, wax, hair, chicken wire, plywood, rubber, tar, hay, sand, taxidermy and….other stuff. Lots of it.

The Oklahama City-born and NYC resident cites as her influences Dutch still lifes, baroque sculpture, her strict Catholic upbringing, Miss Havisham (from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. The artist engineers her sculptures to look delicate but they’re actually behemoths, weighing enough to crush a human if they fell from the ceiling. Some of them are layered in 75 coats of wax. Others resemble wedding dresses. You could easily stare at a Coyne sculpture for two hours and still not exhaust the interpretive possibilities of the work, which can’t be said for most contemporary sculpture—even the best of it.

We’ll Eat You Up, Pt. II

Published October 27, 2009 by Molly

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Who wants some more dessert? First up, an extremely accurate and blue-colored cake from Sweet Tooth Fairy.

Second, a bi-layer masterpiece with leafy foliage from Samirah.

Third, a yummy vanilla cake layered with milk chocolate ganache and decorated with fondant by the best mom ever. How joyful is that kid?!

Keep it up, gang!

We’ll Eat You Up

Published October 26, 2009 by Molly

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New additions to the growing category of WTWTA desserts! The treats in the first row have some interesting photographic action going on, as well as a pleasingly generous amount of frosting.

Cupcakes on row #2 manage to recreate Sendak’s color palette with impressive fidelity.

Cookies on row #3 come courtesy of the appropriately-named Night Kitchen Bakery. Carol looks so sweet!

Bake on, bakers. And send us photos!

Join the Wild Rumpus

Published October 16, 2009 by Molly

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Doesn’t this killer Wild Things birthday party make you want to be a piñata-age youngster again? This fiesta was complete with tissue paper vines, monstrous cake, “Pin The Tail on the Max”, roaring, masks and way too much candy!

Wild Things parties are all over the place, from pajama fiestas at Idaho libraries to shindigs at 826 Valencia––which raised over $40,000 for the space!

Have plans for an epic rumpus? CC us on the photos.

We’ll Eat You Up, part III

Published October 12, 2009 by Molly

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Gnash your terrible teeth on this.