I had the immense pleasure of eating Japanese cheesecake in Little Tokyo recently. It is soft, moist... essentially perfect. Here's a round-up of recipes I'd like to try, if anybody has any favorites, please add to the list!
Erica Dorn's Marathon Cake for the NIKE78 Project.
Check out Apartment Therapy's guide to making this amazing supersized octopus cake.
More from the Curious Confectioner - glittery unicorn cakes perfect for a little girl... or nostalgic grown-girl.
In a word, gross. Rat cake from the Curious Confectioner.
I don't want to know the story behind this one. Via Jezebel.
Great cornmeal texture with tangy lemon. Add a pile of fresh mixed berries and you have summer on a plate!
I...do not get this. Wouldn't the heat from the ramen ruin the ice cream? Via You Offend Me You Offend My Family.
Perhaps given the fact that a majority (73%) of the US population is now obese, we should think about ways to shrink ourselves. Think if everyone was shrunk down to a quarter of their normal size how much longer all the resources would last. Well, before we have the technology to do that, Artist Stéphanie Kilgast has spent the last 24 years miniaturizing food.
I made this cake a few weeks ago and it was insanely delicious! yum yum layers.
If you're yearning for a nice pint of ice cream, but don't have the cash, consider working it off. Look for volunteer opportunities on VolunterMatch, and you'll get a coupon for free ice cream. Not only that, you can pass it on to 5 of your closets friends.
In the spirit of food art (not cake-related, I'll admit), check out HongKiat's collection of bento boxes.
Right now I'm dreaming of some ice cream, and I just remembered a great Bay Area treat - IT'S-IT! It's a chocolate-covered ice cream cookie sandwich. It is so, so good. I even considered just ordering cases of these for my wedding instead of having a cake. But it turned out the cake was cheaper.
Lake Street Creamery is not just the latest addition to Los Angeles' growing roster of food trucks - it's an artisanal ice cream truck. They make their own ice cream in the truck and then sell it to us, the public. Flavors include stuff like Donut, Aztec Sacrifice, and Pancake Breakfast. Of course, you can follow them on Twitter.
I'm not sure I could bear to eat these if they were served to me. They're so beautiful! The original link is in Swedish, but you can use Google Translate to switch into English.
Super cute little burger cupcakes.
Covered with milk chocolate, and banana flavored!
More monstrosities at OC Weekly.
Make your own sushi cake.
You may follow a recipe for cake, but not really know why beating an egg turns it fluffy, or how to get the right amount of moisture for your cake. This article gives you a better understanding of cake and what makes a cake work. Maybe it'll help you out in your next recipe!
Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady. Nude-frosting-sprinkle model. Star and co-creator of beloved cult classic Strangers With Candy (see her in character as Jerri Blank below), sister of famed author David Sedaris, and best of all (in CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!' humble opinion): talented baker.
It's a dessert that consists of "creamed cod-flavoured ice cream coated in vanilla and pepper batter, accompanied by potato ice cream chips made with Maris Piper potatoes, all served with salt and vinegar and lemon wedges".
Martha Stewart Living Radio recently held a cupcake contest, and unfortunately the winner was NOT these Alexander McQueen cupcakes, by Julia Cunningham, DJ on SiriusXM U.
Next on the baking agenda? An exploding Volcano Cake, in honor of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
Creative lollipops by photographer Massimo Gammacurta of Italy. You can buy the book here. Check out his deliciously sweet brands on a stick:
Novices beware... this croquembouche means business.
Oh boy, these can't be good for you. But, man, I am a sucker for cookie dough. Via recipe creator, Annie Eats: