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Make Incredibly Realistic Geode Rock Candy [WATCH]

Geode Rock Candy

I collected rocks back in the day, and geodes were always the coolest to snag. You know — the ones that have colorful crystal-like patterns inside. Of course you can find ’em in the gift shop of a science museum, but thanks to Ann Reardon of How To Cook That, we can now make candy versions in our very own kitchens. And that’s way tastier.

It might seem like an intimidating project, but making one of these edible rocks isn’t as complicated as it seems. The recipe basically involves chocolate, fondant and sugar — that’s it!

Sure it takes a bit of time to construct the whole thing, but the end result will be totally worth it. Just follow Ann’s instructional video below:

PicThx How To Cook That 

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Sweets

You Can Actually Write on This Edible Chalkboard Cake

Chalk Cake

We’ve all wondered what chalk tastes like. Sure it sounds gross, but let’s be real here. At some point our five-year-old self wondered if chalk tasted just like those candy cigarettes at the corner store. Welp, thanks to this chalkboard birthday cake and candy chalk we can now fulfill our childhood dreams. (Hey, we aim high here.)

Surprisingly, this sweet creation is made from all familiar ingredients. The blackboard-esque cake is just regular box mix covered in black fondant, and the actual chalk is mostly white chocolate and granulated sugar. And get this — you can actually write on the cake! Creative, huh?

Chalk Cake

Ok, so this won’t fulfill anyone’s dream of discovering the chalk flavor secret, but super sugary treats always make up for the bad.

H/T That’s Nerdalicious! + PicThx A Subtle Revelry

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Sweets

Don’t Blink, It’s a Despicable Who TARDIS Cake

Despicable Who

“The minions have the phone box!”

For the Whovian who prefers her Weeping Angels a little more yellow and a little less evil time-sucking monster-y, this Minion TARDIS cake and cupcakes could be just the ticket.

Created by the “Bunny Baker” Aila Sim-Yonzon and her husband Zach, who molds the fondant, this Doctor Who x Despicable Me mash-up is the perfect example of how most Doctor Who fans are simply overgrown children watching a crazy, yet endearing, mad scientist “save” the world week after week. What? I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, just that the first step to recovery is acceptance. And then throwing that acceptance right out the police box window.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Cravings

A Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry Exists

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Every so often, we come across of piece of not-news that is still jaw-dropping enough that we feel compelled to share it with the other five readers who haven’t heard of it yet. In today’s edition of Slowpoke!Foodbeast, we give you: The Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry.

First introduced in New Brunswick (i.e., somewhere in Canada) in 1997, the gooey fondant and chocolate swirled concoction is usually available in most Canadian, British and Irish McDonald’s locations around Easter, just like its namesake – but of course not in America, because Americans can’t have nice things. Other noteworthy international McFlurries detailed in a recent Web Urbanist round-up include the stinky Durian Crunch in Singapore, the minty Nestle After Eight in the UK and the malty Milo Supreme in Malaysia, all of which begs the question why McDonald’s USA seems to hate us so much.

What do you say, Mickey D’s, how about you just give us a Nutella McFlurry (which, believe it or not, actually doesn’t exist yet) and we call it even?

H/T Web Urbanist + PicThx McDonald’s UK

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Sweets

Gotta Eat ‘Em All: PokeCakes!

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h0n3y5un5h1n3 (leet/1337 speak for “honeysunshine”) over at Instructables has done the worship-able, combining childhood Pokememories with cake. Fantastic. A bit involved, perhaps, but fantastic.

Granted, these Pokeball Layer Cakes are not easy. Most of us would give up after Step 1: Bake Your Cakes (not, she stresses, from mix). But she keeps going, despite the special molds, cake-fillings, malleable fondant x3, AND painted tiny hearts. Sure, you may be thinking “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

But look at the finished product! Right in the childhood, folks. Right in the childhood.

Full instructions here.

H/T Instructables + PicThx that’s nerdalicious

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Sweets

Turkey, Stuffing, Corn & Other Adorable Thanksgiving-Themed Cupcakes

Or: How to Eat a Whole Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Bites or Less

Not saying you’d ever want to do that (do inhales count as bites?), but in case your annual pie batch just ain’t cutting it this year, these Thanksgiving Dinner-themed treats by Make.Bake.Celebrate are some definite must-bake cute.

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Cravings

Craving: Sushi Cake

All I want for my birthday this year is one of these! And no worries, this sweet treat involves no raw fish but fondant. (Thx larissameek)