This Ice Cream Gets Excited When You Lick It


Do you ever get bored when eating the same colored ice cream, lick after lick? Well, here comes science to the rescue once again, curing problems we didn’t know we had.

If you have the attention span of a spoon, this ice cream will keep you entertained for a good 15 minutes as the color changes with every lick.

Spanish physicist Manuel Linares calls it the Xamaleón, and said it is made with natural ingredients. It starts off baby blue, until he sprays his “Love elixir” on it to turn it dark purple. Then when you lick it, it continues to change color. Those who have tried it, said it has a mixed fruit-like taste.

Linares nonchalantly explained that any food can change color, it just depends on its temperature and oxidation. He’s even working on an ice cream that glows in ultraviolet lights, so you can get your ice cream on at the club.

So he has a cool magic trick to bust out at kids parties, and we have a colorful treat to gawk at.

H/T, Picthx Sploid


Too Real: Cakes That Look Like Raw Turkey, Baby Heads & More

Gone are the days of the boring and predictable cakes. No, a new era is here — an era where creative cakes are king. Why stick with icing and piping tools when you can essentially shape, mold and airbrush anything (and we really mean ANYTHING) you want?

We’ve seen some cakes that are appetizing, some that are (not surprisingly) nausea-inducing, and others that are just plain creepy.

Take, for instance, this cake resembling a raw turkey that makes us react in all three of the aforementioned ways.

London-based Sarah Hardy Cakes did an incredible job of modeling the cake to look like a real-life salmonella fest. The orange and rum cake (yum) is eerily realistic, down to the shading, not to mention the bumpy quality of the skin.

We saw a few others that we just had to mention, in the same vein of creepy:


White Chocolate Baby Heads

Yeah, these glossy-eyed babies, with their chubby cheeks and cute chins — made of white chocolate by Annabel De Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen — can be kind of freaky. But perhaps there’s something endearing about the thought of literally “eating them all up.” Or does the thought of sweet “cannibalism” just make us queasy?


Snake Cake

If we didn’t know any better, we’d run screaming from this cake. Those beady eyes, that smooth skin — it’s an impressive likeness of a Burmese python cake created by Francesca Pitcher from North Star Cakes. To be honest, this cake makes me confused — do I want to eat it, or does it want to eat ME?

H/T: HuffPost


Thorax Cake

We’re thoroughly fascinated and disgusted. Here’s a gutsy (had to) thorax cake, complete with all of the organs and lots of gore (that’s raspberry sauce, strawberry sauce and more actually). Sheer genius and kind of terrifying.

H/T: Geekologie


Buffalo Chicken Shake — Strangely Appetizing

Inspired by an instance out of an episode NBC’s 30 Rock, Robert Bishop and 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield collaborate on a Buffalo Chicken Shake. Part nightmare, part acceptable drink (not the worst thing we’ve ever seen), this Buffalo Chicken Shake turns a buffalo chicken concoction, freezes it to an ice cream consistency, blends it together with milk, and is garnished with a buffalo chicken strip, celery stalk and blue cheese crumbles.

Definitely not the worst thing in the world…but not the best, by any means: