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Mandala Cakes

Posted in art, cake, food with tags , , on May 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As someone easily entranced by patterns in art…and cake in general…and as a diehard Jungian, I adore Stephen McCarty’s mandala cakes.

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I believe these are raw, vegan confections (a culinary area I know very little about, but should probably explore due to food allergies. These cakes are luring me into inspired exploration).
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It’s meditative art you can eat! Amazing.
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Many more at the source.
Stephen McCarty

The Great Chicken Wing Hunt

Posted in absurd, film, food, humor with tags , , , on March 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m going to begin this post with a statement some might consider utterly blasphemous: I hate chicken wings. Never touch ’em.

The Great Chicken Wing Hunt proves that a well made documentary can keep one thoroughly interested and entertained by subjects one has absolutely no natural inclination to enjoy. I, lifelong chicken wing hater, genuinely loved this film and I highly recommend it.

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I cannot imagine a single human being (wing lover or otherwise) reading the following synopsis and NOT rushing to see it:

American expatriate, international journalist and upstate New Yorker Matt Reynolds forsakes a successful life in Eastern Europe, compelled by a singular obsession: find the world’s best Buffalo chicken wing. Joined by his long-suffering Czech girlfriend, a perplexed Slovak film crew, and a ragtag gang of wing-obsessed misfits recruited online, Reynolds embarks on THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT. After 2,627 miles and 284 varieties of wings, the quest ends in the very countryside of Reynolds’ childhood, where he discovers that the perfection he has sought so hard to find was right under his nose all along.

Watch the trailer:

Hulu links will not embed on WordPress, but you can watch the full movie for free HERE!

The film has, for good reason, snatched up a number of indie film awards. It’s remarkably clever, surprisingly touching at times, and for the wing enthusiasts out there…rather informative. Let me know what you think!

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BONUS SHORT FILM by creator Matt Reynolds: Lebowski, My Czech Wife and Me; a heartening look at a husband and wife’s divergent opinions on one of the best comedic feats of recent film history (I guess that qualifier reveals my own stance on the issue).

Egg-A-Matic Skull Mold

Posted in food, products, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on February 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I personally can’t feast on eggs due to a pretty wicked digestive intolerance that developed a few years ago, but that’s no reason to avoid showing the Egg-A-Matic.

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Food is great. Things are great. Food shaped like things is great. Especially if skulls are involved. This is one of those products to which my initial response is “If I had kids, I’d definitely get this” and simultaneously “My inner child counts as kids.”
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I love how the yolk forms a makeshift brain, which is great for people who want to say they eat brains without resorting to full fledged Zombinism.
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What’s your stance on food in shapes?

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Fatally Yours

Posted in anatomy, chocolate, food, skulls and skeletons, valentine's day with tags , , , , on February 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

For those of marvelously morbid persuasion (who have some money to burn), Vegan Treats has a limited edition box of chocolates just in time for Valentine’s Day entitled Fatally Yours.

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Packaged appropriately in a custom black heart with gold-embossed “Fatally Yours”. Each chocolate is delicately handmade and finished in gold leaf before being placed in a custom made insert tray for extra protection before dissecting.

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Each box contains:

White Chocolate Bones and Skeletal Hands
Blood-red Velvet White Chocolate Candies
Hazelnut Praline Tiramisu
Caramel-filled (and anatomically correct) Hearts
Peanut Butter Cup Coffins
Coconut Candy
Malt-filled Swiss Chocolate
Passion-less Fruit with Fragrant Vanilla Bean
Jumbo Speculoos skull
Jumbo Peanut Butter Cup Skull
Cookies and Cream White Chocolate Torso

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This chocolate is very well crafted; quite lovely to look at indeed. The $87 price tag makes it a pretty hefty splurge for chocolate, but if anyone has sampled the fine products of Vegan Treats, let me know your review.

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Fatally Yours

Desktop Goodies 1/14

Posted in absurd, advertising, anthropomorphic, art, Books, craft, creatures, food, humor, nature, photography, sea, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

How NOT to decorate your lobster. I call this Stairway to Hell.
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Gorgeous carving work.
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Enchanting…
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Intriguing…
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If only humans could leave behind the tangible structure of their own transformations to look back on.
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I love how one happy consumer claims that a tablet of soap whittled her waist from 62 to 48 inches.
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But some old ads EMBRACED a little junk in the trunk (how anyone thought the name “CHUBETTES” was a winner for a clothing line, I do not know).
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Tick tock…
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Adorable little skelly and her pet!
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This is amazing in so many ways. Was this mushroom an official mascot of some sort, or just a damn fine costume?
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This looks like something a child would paint in art class.
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Everybody dance now!
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Best search query of the week: “Why is Nicholas Cage on the cover of a Serbian Biology textbook?”
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Gorgeous Holiday Cakes

Posted in christmas, craft, food, hanukkah with tags , , , on December 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Courtesy of Cake Wrecks, here are some marvelous holiday cakes. I’m such a sucker for good fondant work.

I’ve never seen this adorable image on a cake before!
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Love, love, LOVE this. I miss those old, big light bulbs I had on the tree growing up.
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Brilliant…
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A little postmodern and abstract:
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How does one cut this lovely thing?
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Hanu-cake!
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Baked Ideas: Gingerbread Typewriter

Posted in christmas, food with tags , on December 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite gingerbread piece this year is a fine typewriter by Baked Ideas. Is it wonderful? Almost too beautiful to eat (but I’d manage, don’t worry).

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Bonus treat! I used to have this book as a child, but can’t remember the name of the little worm . Does anyone know?
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Baked Ideas

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