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Posts tagged ‘edible art’

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Eye Candy

What do you do when your kids outgrow Legos? Hand them chewing gum—and a lot of it! Apparently Jeremy Laffon would rather build with his gum, than chew it (or maybe he can build and chew gum at the same time!) Regardless, his creations are mouth watering, and fun to look at!

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(images courtesy Visual News)

 


Friday, February 15th, 2013

Marshmallow Molecules

Here’s a fun way to learn about science and molecules or to simply have fun building with unusual yet edible materials! All you need is some spaghetti (pre-cooked of course!) and a bag of small and/or large marshmallows. Have fun seeing what designs you come up. How high can you go?


Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Great Plates for the Thanksgiving Kiddie Table

With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, you may have food on the brain. If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering 1) how you’re going to get your kid to eat the veggies and 2) how you’re going to convince him to sit at the table for any respectable amount of time? The solution to both dilemmas comes from Boguslaw Sliwinski, who not only thinks it’s ok to play with your food; he downright encourages it. Check out his creative line of ceramics and imagine a few placed at your Thanksgiving kiddie table!

(images courtesy Boguslaw Sliwinski)


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Funny Food

Bill Wurtzel is determined to make you laugh and eat and play and laugh some more. A jazz guitarist, Bill has been making Funny Food plates for his wife, Claire, for as many years as they’ve been married. Now he is turning a hobby into an art form with a social message. His goal? To discourage obesity by inspiring children— and adults — to improve their eating habits by creating meals that are not only nutritious, but also fun.

Now it’s your turn!


Friday, September 21st, 2012

Kid Cake!

The next time you’re sweating over cake decorating for your kids, remember this awesome strategy: Why not let the birthday boy or girl do it? That was the brilliant thinking behind one mom’s fantastic doodle cake. What might be even better than eating your own cake? For some creative kids, it might just be decorating it!

You can find the AmeriColor Food Colour Markers here and more on Rosie’s fabulous cake on her Sweetapolita blog.

(images courtesy Sweetapolita)


Friday, July 20th, 2012

Setting Sail with Veggie Boats

Looking for something creative to do with all that lovely summer produce? These veggie boats from Oh Happy Day would be cute for a summer party or as a simple yet strategic way to get youngsters to eat more veggies!

(image courtesy Oh Happy Day)


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Red, White and Blue(berry)

Still looking for a patriotic dessert for tomorrow’s holiday? Check out these colorful sweets from Lil Sugar.

Happy 4th of July!


Friday, May 18th, 2012

Play with your food, seriously.

If you’re looking to make mealtime a little more fun, check out this fun project by Alexis Birkmeyer. The instructions on Oh Happy Day walk you through the steps in creating artwork on plates that then become backdrops for a multitude of food scenes. Who knows? Kids just might forget they’re eating vegetables!

(concept, styling, and photos by Alexis Birkmeyer, via Oh Happy Day)


Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

All Things Easter!

Here’s a round-up of new finds and old posts for a little Easter inspiration. Looking for some new techniques in egg coloring? Don’t miss the eye candy at the bottom of the list!

Pre-holiday Fun:
Countdown to Easter: Think Small!

Crafts:
10 Egg-Cellent Easter Egg Craft Ideas from Lil Sugar
Eggcellent Easter Crafts, part 1
Eggcellent Easter Crafts, part 2
Eggcellent Easter Crafts, part 3
Eggcellent Easter Crafts, part 4
Eggshell Flower Pots
Egg Chickens

Egg Coloring:
Doodle Eggs
Thread-Wrapped Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs with Overlapping Dots
Wax-Dyed Eggs
Botanical Decoupage Eggs
Egg Creatures
Eggs to Dye For
A Little Dye Will Do It

Tasty Treats:
Peeps S’mores
Carrot Patches

Centerpieces for your table:
Spring/Easter Tablescape
The Easter Table
Eggshell Votives
Green Grass in Eggcups
Bunny Fold for Napkins

For out-of-town Easter bunnies:
Eggs by Post
Thinking Inside the Box

(image courtesy Alisa Burke)

(image courtesy Disney Family Fun)

(image courtesy Domestifluff)

(image courtesy Lisa Tilse)

(image courtesy Lovely Indeed)

(images courtesy Martha Stewart)

(image courtesy Merriment Events)


Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Sound the Alarm: A Fire Engine Birthday Party

from Jamie

A couple of weeks ago my family and I had the pleasure of attending Fletcher’s 3rd birthday celebration. His parents, Josh and Jackie, are known for throwing creative bashes, and this was no exception!

How could you not get fired up over an invitation like this? I’m in awe of the three-dimensional quality.

Could it be?

Yep, a real fire engine! Lucky for us big kids, adults were invited too!

Time to move this party inside to the dining room table, where Jackie always works her magic.

Ok, so this is the second time in one hour that I’m blown away by the appearance of a fire engine!

Love the bright colors and detailed precision in these cookies, by the Etsy Shop, Rollin in Dough.

Black licorice fire hoses on paper flame cutouts. Sometimes the simplest things are the most graphic!

Chocolate molds of… you guessed it.

Tissue paper flaming bouquets topped off with marshmallow match sticks

Fiery popcorn balls

And last but not least, a fire engine veggie tray: AWESOME! Not only was this the talk of the adults, it actually succeeded in getting people to eat veggies, and at a kids’ birthday party, of all places!