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Sweets

Please Refrain from Instagramming This Instagram Cake [Video]

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Excuse me waiter, there’s some Instagram in my cake.

This is possibly the most creative and labor intensive dessert I’ve seen. This cake is made from rainbow jelly, chocolate mousse, cake and chocolate glaze all carefully layered together to recreate everyone’s favorite social media obsession. The whole process takes a few hours since you’re constantly building, freezing and piecing things together but the final product is sure to surprise your party guests.

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The good news is that if you actually pull this thing off it would make a pretty sweet Instagram post.

Check out the tutorial below or if you want the recipe, head on over to How To Cook That.

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Video

The Top 5 Foodie Ads for Superbowl XLVII

The Top 5 Foodie Ads of Superbowl XLVII
The outlandish and witty ads that we get bombarded with on game day were at a premium this year, but there were a few standouts sandwiched in between a Destiny’s Child reunion and an exciting, close championship game.

 

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5. Beck’s Sapphire – No Diggity

This one was simple, simply featuring the sleek bottle design of Beck’s Sapphire. However, there’s something about a fish serenading Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” that gives this ad a spot on the top 5:

 

4. Taco Bell – We Are Young

This one got some buzz on the web when it was released earlier this week and it made its national debut yesterday. The clip earned a good chuckle as the elderly wreaked havoc while a terrible Spanish version of Fun’s “We are Young” played in the background.

 

3. Got Milk? – The Rock’s Milk Mustache

This commercial portrayed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a superhero making his way through the madness of the city, drinking milk (of course) to help him along on his crime-fighting errands.

 

2. Wonderful Pistachios – Crackin’ Gangnam Style

We thought we left Psy and Gangnam Style in 2012, but he made his way back for the Superbowl. At least for one last time, Gangnam Style was funny.

 

1. Doritos – Goat for Sale

A man buys a goat and quickly finds out why it was for sale. Well done, Doritos.

 

Late Addition – Jell-O Pudding Surprise

At the end of the game, Jell-O decided to give a surprise to the losing San Francisco 49ers. In the ad, it promised the city free pudding on Tuesday and mocked Baltimore in the process.

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Humor

JELL-O Offers Pudding Sacrifice in Hopes to Stop Mayan Doomsday [VIDEO]

According to Jell-O, the gods are ending the world because of the Mayan’s boring offerings of root crops. (That has to be offensive to someone, somewhere.)

Jell-O has constructed a plan to offer its pudding snacks to the gods in hopes that it will be enough to prevent this Friday’s predicted apocalypse.

In the commercial, a group of men are shown climbing up what looks to be the Kukulkan Pyramid of Chichen Itza with a box full of Jell-O chocolate pudding snacks to offer the gods of the Maya.

Note: I’m not sure if the gods will appreciate that the Aztec calendar is portrayed in the commercial and not the Mayan calendar at 0:08 seconds.

Surely, if we live to see December, 22, Jell-O will take the credit for it and plan some kind of weird Jell-O party hosted by Bill Cosby.

Will the gods be happy with the sacrifice, or has Jell-O pissed them off even more? I guess we’ll find out.

 

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Boozy ‘Adults Only’ Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs

Let’s be honest — alcohol is the perfect way to warm up when temperatures are dropping outside. This explains why people geniuses always craft the most delicious methods of getting tipsy for the holiday season. Hey, when there’s snow on the ground and just about nothing else to do, what better way to get busy than festive, winter-themed shots? (Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, everybody!)

First came edible candy cane shot glasses, with all of their peppermint-y goodness to ease that oh-so-pleasant burn of liquor. And now? Boozy, “Adults Only” Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs.

What are hot cocoa pudding mugs, you ask? Oh, just the most epic way to get crunk — chocolate pudding jello shots spiked with your choice of booze: either crème de cocoa or peppermint schnapps. Complete with a pretzel for a handle (yep), these fancy little buggers will satisfy your sweet tooth and have you buzzed in an instant.

Here’s how to make Kraft’s “Adults Only” Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-1/4 cups milk, divided
  • 2 env. (1/4 oz. each) KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
  • 2 oz. BAKER’S Bittersweet Chocolate, melted
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 12 miniature pretzel twists, broken crosswise in half
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1/4 cup JET-PUFFED Vanilla MALLOW Bits
  •  1/4 cup crème de cocoa or peppermint schnapps (your call!)

Directions

  • ADD 1-1/2 cups milk to dry gelatine in small saucepan; stir. Let stand 3 min. or until gelatine is softened. Cook and stir on medium heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved. Remove from heat; whisk in melted chocolate. Cool 5 min.
  • BEAT pudding mix and remaining 3/4 cup cold milk in medium bowl with 1/4 cup crème de cocoa or peppermint schnapps, and whisk 2 min. Whisk in gelatine mixture. Spoon into 24 shot glasses sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • UNMOLD desserts onto tray just before serving. Insert pretzel half into side of each for the mug handle. Top each with 1 Tbsp. COOL WHIP and a few MALLOW Bits.
Makes 24 servings (break out the party hats!)
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The only question we have left is: how does one even begin to properly enjoy this treat? Do you tilt your head and slurp out the creamy confection, or just take a bite of the jiggly cup and try to awkwardly pop the rest in your mouth?

Eh. We’re pretty sure that after a few of these, you’ll have the answer (or just be too delightfully sloshed to care anymore.)

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Packaged Food

Holiday Candy Cane and Gingerbread Flavored Jell-O Pudding

Jell-O is taking it up a notch with Candy Cane and Gingerbread pudding this holiday season. Note, when Jell-O takes it up a notch that means that all those holiday potlucks you attend will also experience a little pep. Pasta Salad, 7-layer Bean Dip — meet Gingerbread Trifle and Candy Cane Oreo Parfait.

The Limited Edition Candy Cane and Gingerbread mix require little manipulation to become a light, tasty and easy-to-make dessert. It also makes for a great cake filling or mousse. The Candy Cake Oreo Parfait instructions suggest that you layer the pudding with Oreos, then top the little cups of pudding with crushed candy cane and Cool Whip. In a matter of minutes, you will have yourself a colorful and festive treat.

Although, I have my eye on the Gingerbread Trifle, which instructs that you mix the pudding with Cool Whip to give it a nice, thick and creamy texture. Layer with more Cool Whip — not complaining — and chocolate wafer cookies. Drizzle with syrup. The end. Happy Holidays.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Sushi Turkey, S’more Turkey & More Turkey Incarnations

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What began as innocuous turkey-jello mold, quickly grew into a full-blown tradition at Danielle Spencer’s yearly Thanksgiving office parties. From dainty sushi turkeys to eerie moon crater turkeys to refulgent gilded turkeys, her coworkers brought the best and most questionable creations.

Here are our favorites below, to see more check out Danielle Spencer’s artist page.

S’more Turkey Please!

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Peep Turkey, I See You!

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Would You Like Fries With That Turkey?

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“Help, I’m Trapped in a Sea of Turkey!” said Nemo.

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via Danielle Spencer

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Strawberry Watermelon Jello Shots

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It was Friday and we were wondering what tasty vodka-infused treats we could cook up for the occasion.  We knew it had to be as epic as the Caramel Apple Jello Shots and of equal, if not a higher, ABV. Ahem.

After perusing recipes, we came across these ingenious Watermelon Jello Shots by Chicago Girl Fitness. They reminded us of childhood summers when we’d eat watermelons to the rind in the hot hot sun. Except, of course, these ones were much sweeter, given the extra component of… vodka.

So we added a bit of sugar to the original recipe and whipped up a few mini “watermelons” because hey, it was Friday and everyone loves dainty doses of inebriated goodness on Fridays.

Watermelon Jello Shots

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack Strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 Cups Vodka
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • 12 Limes
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Directions

  1. Cut limes in half, from top to bottom. Scoop out lime innards. **This is a bit tricky, so we suggest loosening the edges with a knife first, then using a spoon as a lever to go underneath and pry everything out in one fell swoop.
  2. To separate them, place each hollowed-out lime in a muffin pan
  3. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, remove from heat. Add the packet of Jell-O and sugar, then the vodka.  Stir until Jell-O mix is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour the liquid into the limes, filling them to the brim.
  5. Place them in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Slice the limes into wedges, then go ahead and smack on a few sesame seeds for full effect. Voilà!

 

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Blacklight Cupcakes

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Other than looking like a Lisa Frank sugar rush, these neon cupcakes are the perfect treat for raver bunnies worldwide. Made to glow under the eerie glare of a blacklight, the playful delights are an ingenious creation by Recipe Snobs (adore the name).

The key step was discovered when a particular snobbette was faced with a dilemma of having to add enough tonic water into her cupcake frosting without making it too runny or peculiar-tasting.  After finally reaching an agreeable consistency that would glow in the dark, she was dismayed to find that adding any sort of food coloring to the frosting prevented it from glowing.

The solution? She placed the frosted cupcakes in the freezer until the frosting hardened, then dipped them in liquid gelatin made with tonic water. Voila! Pseudo-radioactive cupcakes to feast on at your next post-apocalyptic rave.

See the full recipe here.

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