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1 Cup Sugar, 2 Cups Talent. Bake To Perfection. The Threadcakes Contest.


above top: Darkside of The Garden T-shirt at Threadless; bottom: A cake baked on the design

Everyone likes t-shirts. And cake. So what a great idea it was for Chris Cardinal to start Threadcakes in 2007, an online cake competition in conjunction with the user generated design t-shirt site, Threadless.com. (more…)

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Cold Cut Animals, Soft Body Parts & Stained Glass Perfume by Sarah Illenberger

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Sarah Illenberger is a multi-talented imaginative artist based in Germany whose editorial work is unusual, infused with humor and impressive in its variety. She has such a large body of work that it was hard to choose my favorites, but the following three examples of her editorial artwork do a nice job of showing her range of materials and subject matter. (more…)

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The Art of Chocolate. Oops, Reverse That.

The art of chocolate

Not many things are more appealing to me than art or chocolate. So, the combination of the two is something I was destined to blog about. Whether it’s replications of historical sculpture, of everyday objects or modern abstract creations crafted with actual, edible chocolate, here are some you can admire, some you can order and all you can eat. (more…)

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The Hippest Gingerbread Houses Ever! April Reed’s Farnsworth House & More

Hippest Gingerbread Houses

Here’s a look at some of the Hippest Gingerbread Houses around. From replicas of both the Farnsworth House and Fallingwater to Ranch Style kits, This gingerbread version of the Farnsworth House — Mies van der Rohe’s modern masterpiece in Plano, Ill. — is a (deep-pocketed) design lover’s dream. It took the elves at April Reed Cake Design several days of photo research and about 25 hours to construct the fondant-covered walls, poured-sugar ‘‘glass’’ windows and sugar-paste I-beams and staircases. (more…)

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Peeps As Pop Culture: The Peep Show II Winners and More

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Janet Galore’s Jesus of Peeps, 2007

The Washington Post‘s Sunday Source recently held their second Annual Peep Show contest (Peep Show II), asking for submissions of Peep® Dioramas. Last year’s contest inspired over 350 entries. This year, they received over 800! (more…)

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