Making this 24 carrot gold cake is pure alchemy

One of the reasons I desperately want to time travel is to blow the minds of people in the past with just the simplest of things today. Imagine going back hundreds of years and baking this gold 24 'carrot' cake. With a few drops of food coloring and a few edible gold leaf sheets, I'd be hailed as the greatest… » 3/25/15 4:55pm 3/25/15 4:55pm

How chefs turn giant blobs of frosting into perfect cakes

I don't know how many cakes you have to make before having the skills to turn a giant mass of shapeless frosting into these symmetric sculptures, but I would guess between 100 to 2 billion. I just know that I like to watch these videos of Asian chefs making them to perfection. So relaxing. » 1/15/15 9:06pm 1/15/15 9:06pm

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

If you are into cooking you probably know about silicone molds. If you are not, it doesn't matter. Just look at how they peel from the cake—and then how the cake gets build into various patisserie wonders. It's such a satisfying process. » 10/24/14 7:21pm 10/24/14 7:21pm

This spinning chocolate cake hides the most awesomest visual trick

I'll admit it, I was a doubter. When I saw this chocolate cake, I couldn't imagine it ever blowing my mind. Even when it started spinning, I didn't see what the hoopla was all about. And then the lights started flickering and all the chocolate pieces started dancing and moving in a complicated orchestra. » 10/07/14 10:36pm 10/07/14 10:36pm

Roll a +18 Frosting With This Twenty-Sided Die Cake Pan

What's a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons without a healthy supply of snacks at the ready? But since no one wants to venture into a dungeon full of mythical beasts with daintily decorated pastries, what you need are edible d20 dice made with this silicone mold from ThinkGeek. It lets you use your favorite instant… » 9/12/14 9:21am 9/12/14 9:21am

It's impossible not to crave cake after watching these videos

If robots ever destroy humanity, I hope I get killed by one of these cake decorator bots. I've been trapped in a recursive cake video dimension for the last 30 minutes and now I just want to lie down under one of them and have it decorate my face until I die. Everywhere. While I stuff my face with cake. Enjoy! » 8/13/14 7:40pm 8/13/14 7:40pm

Aerosol Cake Batter Is Real Now and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

Just when you thought that mankind's genius could stretch no further, a solid year of research has given birth to a new apex in cake innovation. Friends, say hello to Spray Cake, the Harvard-bred cake batter in a can. » 7/18/14 11:49am 7/18/14 11:49am

Tiny hamsters eat tiny cakes for a super silly tiny birthday party

After enjoying a tiny burrito two months ago, tiny hamster just went to a birthday party for his prickly friend tiny porcupine. Like most human birthday parties, the miniature animals were served birthday cakes. It seemed like tiny hamster enjoyed his cake more than tiny porcupine though. » 7/08/14 8:47pm 7/08/14 8:47pm

Here's how to cut a cake perfectly, according to science

The way we cut cakes is wrong. That old traditional style of slicing a wedge and leaving the rest? It ruins the cake and creates imperfect slices. How can we cut it better? How can we eat more delicious cake? Numberphile says the most scientific way to cut a cake is to slice an entire strip from the middle of the… » 6/17/14 9:23pm 6/17/14 9:23pm

How to Cut a Cake Using Science

If you're like most people, when you cut a cake you simply take a wedge out, making two lines from the edge straight into the center. But there's a far, far better way to take a slice, based on maths that's over 100 years old. » 6/17/14 9:22pm 6/17/14 9:22pm

This pizza cake can change civilization FOREVER

This is not something you can buy yet but—come this summer—you may be able to order Boston Pizza's Pizza Cake, a clear sign of the demise of our civilization, which apparently has been replaced by a bunch of reckless individuals with no sense of what's good or evil. » 4/17/14 8:00pm 4/17/14 8:00pm

LED-Illuminated Imperial Star Destroyer Must Be the Best Birthday Cake…

The Death Star wedding cake was great. So was the R2-D2. And the Luke inside the dead Tauntaun cake was absolutely amazing. But LED-illuminated Imperial Star Destroyer Cake is, so far, the best Star Wars cake I've ever seen. Or at least, the best birthday cake I can possibly imagine. » 2/08/13 4:24pm 2/08/13 4:24pm

This Huge Cake Is Made of Grasshoppers and It Looks Disgustingly…

This is gross and old, but it made me hungry. Also, it makes sense: some students made this giant grasshopper cake to celebrate a new book that promotes the cooking of insects as one of the most efficient, greenest ways to feed humans. » 6/03/12 3:30pm 6/03/12 3:30pm

Look At This Deliciously Evil Eye of Sauron Cake (Updated)

So sure, you are probably all about Game of Thrones now, at least until The Hobbit drops. But that was before you saw this Eye of Sauron frosted delight! » 4/16/12 5:20pm 4/16/12 5:20pm

Dead Possum Cake Is Disgustingly Delicious

Because nothing says "happy sixth birthday" like an edible recreation of roadkill. I'm not sure where the candles go, nor am I particularly interested in finding out. Regardless, it's an impressive feat of culinary engineering—and a potential cry for help. [Imgur via Obvious Win via Geekosystem] » 12/10/11 12:00am 12/10/11 12:00am

I Was Unprepared for How Terrifying These Cakes Are

Scott Hove is a scary scary man. His latest series, "Deadly Desserts", is all about cakes with fangs and tongues and... *shudder*. I feel like I'm staring into the maw of a great pink hellbeast. So delicious. So evil. [Hi Fructose via Neatorama] » 9/17/11 7:40pm 9/17/11 7:40pm

If There Were a Cake Version of the F-22, This Would be It

I call it the Stealth Cake. Massively caloric, 8-layer chocolate fondant firepower disguised in a low-profile fake asparagus fuselage. If you're into cakes as much as we are, you can learn how to make one here. [SweetpolitaThanks Karl!] » 9/14/11 9:40pm 9/14/11 9:40pm

This Angry Bird Cake Is Monstrous Beyond All Reason

This cake is Angry Birds taken too far. It's like, what compels someone to want to make a photo-realistic interpretation of bird-on-pig violence anyway? And in cake form?? » 7/11/11 2:40pm 7/11/11 2:40pm

The Real-World Bitcoin Business Is (Kind of) Booming

Bitcoin is everyone's favorite made-up digital money, sure. But whadya know? Turns out there are plenty of legitimate brick-and-mortar shops out there that are ready to conduct awkward-yet-satisfying bitcoin transactions with you in the flesh. Have a look: » 6/30/11 3:30pm 6/30/11 3:30pm

This Terminator 2 Cake Is Perfect For Almost No Occasions

When you first espy the amazingly molten Terminator 2 cake, you're stunned at the fine balance of technical prowess and artistry that went into its creation. And then you start to think: what exactly would a cake like this commemorate? Birthday, wedding, bat mitzvah—doesn't seem quite right. » 4/14/11 9:00am 4/14/11 9:00am