Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Exist


At the time of this writing, and with the exception of the impenetrable cupcake, there are no hotter food trends than macarons and ice cream sandwiches.

So, with the news that there’s now such a thing as Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches, the food world could very well implode in on itself… leaving nothing but cupcakes.

This food trend mash-up is the work of Chef François Payard. Presented in three varieties – Salted Caramel, Coconut Mango, and Pistachio Raspberry – they’re only available at François Payard’s Bakery and FP Patisserie in New York City until the end of August.

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[link, via designtaxi

The Hobbit Beers For Precious Drinking


If you’re looking for one beer to rule them all, you now have your choice of three. BevLink and Fish Brewing have entered a fellowship to bring us a trilogy of beers inspired by The Hobbit movies.

Gollum Precious Pils starts the series off with a strong Imperial Pils, that will certainly go over well at the Shire. Smaug Stout is in the middle with a Russian Imperial Stout. Bolg Belgian Tripel, inspired by the white orc chieftain, concludes the series.

The Hobbit series will start shipping this week, beginning “in the West,” and should make its way throughout the land shortly.





[via Thrillist]

Just Another Jello Brick in The Wall


Brooklyn-based artists Lisa Hein and Robert Seng create jiggly walls made of Jello.

Bruise (pictured above) is the latest Jello wall built by the duo. It was assembled over three weeks using Jello and mortar mixed – cooked and assembled on site, with lower layers decaying early on in the process. All in all, it’s just another jello brick in the wall.



[link, via Neatorama]

How To Make an Apple That Will Haunt Your Nightmares


If you have a few apples laying around that you’d like to make a bit more horrifying, there’s now a handy tutorial for that.

Submitted by a Reddit member, a shrunken head-type apple is little more than a few razor cuts and a week of scorching summer heat away.

Of course, this same effect can be accomplished in the oven, or traveling back in time to use an actual Shrunken Head Kit.





[link, via 22 Words]

Pangraph, A Spirograph For Pancakes


Why make boring round pancakes, when you can enjoy yummy math spirals? Nathan of Saipancakes is back with his brand of above-average flapjacks, and something called the Pangraph.

Inspired by the Spirograph, a toy originally released the 60s, Nathan constructed his own version of the contraption that would hold his pancake batter dispenser, and fit right over his pan.

The results are nothing short of awesome. And Pangraphcakes are much more satisfying than the multi-colored pen spirals that you created as a kid. Now we just need a spiraly thingy to apply the syrup.