Incredibly Realistic Animal Lollipops Might Be Too Beautiful To Lick

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Following a centuries-old candy-making tradition called Amezaiku, Shinri Tezuka creates hyperrealistic sculptures of fish, frogs and other aquatic life.

The lollies are made by hand with sugar syrup, starch, and organic coloring — so they’re as edible as they are fun to look at. Check out more of Tezuka’s work here.

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[link, via Spoon & Tamago]

Melted Gummy Bear Art Looks Like Beautiful Stained Glass

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Gummy bears… They help us sleep and create yummy couture. The gelatinous little guys are also good for some occasional food art.

Madrid-based Marta Alonso Yerba has taken gummy bear art to another level, melting them down and creating pieces that resemble stained glass. The beautifully-colored panels are actually made into light boxes, filtering light to form beautiful patterns.

Oh, gummy bears… Is there anything you can’t do?

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[link, via Food and Wine]

How To Make Your Own Candy Sushi

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If you’d like a sophisticated new way to ingest candy, you might consider making it in sushi form.

Candy Sushi is brought to us by Lee Manne, owner of Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe in NYC. Sticky rice is replaced with Rice Krispies Treats, while Swedish Fish stand in for the raw stuff. Check out how to make your own here.

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Candy Anatomy, A Med Student Creates A Sweet Way To Learn About The Body

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If you don’t know your duodenum from your hippocampus, medical student Mike McCormick has come up with a creative way to learn about your innards.

Candy Anatomy was created as a sweet and colorful way to remember body parts and some internal functions. Whether you’re a med student yourself, or you just have a PhD in candy, this is a great way to get familiar with what’s going on inside of you… besides all of the candy digestion.

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Sagittal Banana Brains

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Eye Candy

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Milk-arples 

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Cardio Candy

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Osteo-Candy: Formation and Reabsorption

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Taste The Rainbow With A Skittles Cake

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Your plain ol’ angel and devil food cakes are fine… but they have absolutely no Skittles in them. Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cardio is here to change all of that, with the Skittles Cake.

The rainbow candies are broken down to help create the cake’s colorful innards, with a Skittles-infused buttercream icing. To help make it the most rainbowiest cake to ever rainbow, you could top yours with even more Skittles. Good luck at the dentist.

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