Donald Trump Carved Out Of A Circus Peanut

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photo: Lauren Garfinkel

Regardless of your political affiliation, or how you feel about billionaire real estate moguls, you cannot deny that Donald Trump is often a strange shade of orange.

Artist Lauren Garfinkel agrees, and has taken advantage of Trump’s unfortunate hue, by sculpting him from a circus peanut. The Donald Trump Circus Peanut is only part of Lauren’s Edible Government project — but it’s surely the one that’ll make the most headlines. Just like that silly orange guy.

[link, via Food and Wine]

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]

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

[link, via Laughing Squid]