Awesome Desserts

Making a Chocolate Dragon

Making a Chocolate Dragon

Master chocolatier and pastry chef Amaury Guichon is back with another epic edible sculpture. This time, he created a detailed purple dragon that breathes dry ice “smoke” from its mouth. It’s an amazing build, but we couldn’t help but laugh at its phallic looks halfway through the build.

Twix French Macarons

Twix French Macarons
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Ma-Ka-Rohn makes delicious French macarons in all kinds of tasty flavors. They also make limited-edition treats inspired by popular candies. Their latest creation is a Twix macaron with a Twix-infused chocolate ganache, a Twix-infused caramel center, and a shimmery bronze shell. They’re available only through 4.16.2022.

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This Is Not a Banana

This Is Not a Banana

Pastry and chocolate expert Amaury Guichon shows off another of his masterful edible creations. While this may look exactly like a banana, it’s a deliciously-complex gourmet dessert filled with a banana bread sponge, banana caramel, banana mouse, pecan streusel, and coated with crunchy chocolate.

Frolic Ice Cream Maker

Frolic Ice Cream Maker

The Frolic is like a Keurig, but for ice cream. Simply pop open one of their organic ice cream pods, add any mix-ins, and push Start. It produces smooth, ready-to-eat ice cream in about 2 minutes without pre-mixing or pre-freezing. Choose from vanilla or chocolate bases in classic, lite, or vegan (dairy-free) versions.

Bubble Waffle Maker

Bubble Waffle Maker

If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, you’ve probably encountered food vendors selling these deliciously chewy bubble waffles. Now you can make them in your own kitchen with the MasterChef bubble waffle maker. It has a non-stick cooking surface and makes beautifully-textured waffles in less than 5 minutes.

The Big Book of King Cake

The Big Book of King Cake
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Mardi Gras is almost here, and there’s no better time of the year if you enjoy the colorful and sweet carnival treats. Author Matt Haines and photographer Randy Krause Schmidt cataloged more than 150 unique versions of the king cake, accompanied by the stories of the talented bakers who make them.

DIY Cupcake Machine

DIY Cupcake Machine

What’s better than a delicious cupcake? A machine that can crank out cupcakes for you on-demand, that’s what. Skeyntific shows off a robotic factory line he built that first pours dough for each cupcake, moves it into a modified microwave for cooking, then applies toppings using motorized caulking guns.

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

Whether you call them “sprinkles,” “jimmies,” or “hundreds and thousands,” these colorful candies are a fun way to add edible decor to desserts. Go inside the Cake Mate factory to see the process that transforms shortening, sugar, colors, and flavorings into this festive topping.

Proper No 12 Irish Whisky-Infused Donuts

Proper No 12 Irish Whisky-Infused Donuts

Through National First Responders Day (10.28.21), Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey and Dough Doughnuts are serving whiskey-infused donuts – Irish Coffee Cream-Filled and Irish Coffee Glazed – perfect dunks for Proper Irish coffee. The treats benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation supporting families of fallen first responders.

Making a Chocolate Telescope

Making a Chocolate Telescope

Pastry artist Amaury Guichon never ceases to amaze us with his his edible creations. This time, he made a beautifully detailed and precise replica of a vintage telescope. It sits atop a chocolate tripod stand and is covered with a shiny gold finish. The sugar optics are crystal clear, and its geared tilt mechanism even works.

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker
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Ninja’s countertop appliance makes ice cream, sorbets, milkshakes, and other frozen treats with the push of a button. Fill the container with yummy ingredients, freeze for 24 hours, then let the CREAMi’s paddle work its magic to create creamy desserts. Includes three pint containers and lids for making multiple flavors.

Making Flan Paletas

Making Flan Paletas

Paletas and flan are two of the greatest sweet treats on the planet. In this video from Eater’s Sugar Coated, host Rebecca DeAngelis visited NYC’s Newyorkina, where she and chef Fany Gerson experimented to create a yummy flan-paleta hybrid, melding the frozen summer treat with creamy egg custard and runny caramel.

Cake Anything

Cake Anything

Pastry artist Lara Mason specializes in baking unusual and realistic cakes. If you’ve got a strange request, she’ll rise to the challenge, even if your idea involves an anatomically-correct bulldog named Dave in a captain’s uniform, or an upside-down Spider-Man hanging from his web.

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The Real Smoothie King

The Real Smoothie King

When we want a smoothie, we just stick the ingredients in a blender and push a button. But when you’re a show-off like this guy, you do it with a bit more flair. We watched in awe as this unidentified smoothie expert deftly filled cup after cup without spilling a drop.

Dash Mini Pie Maker

Dash Mini Pie Maker
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This cutie pie baker makes the cutest 4” single-serving pies in minutes to satisfy sudden cravings. Salivating for a fruit pie while RVing or living in a dorm? Hangry for a quick breakfast quiche or chicken pot pie? Just plug in the non-stick Dash Mini Pie Maker anywhere, assemble the ingredients, and voila.

How Popsicles Are Made

How Popsicles Are Made

Wheeling Heritage Media takes us inside The Ziegenfelder Company for a look at their TwinPop popsicle factory. You’ll see a ballet of machines moving colorful liquids through tubes and into molds which slowly freeze their contents before popsicle sticks are placed at just the right time to form the perfect frozen treat.

Fruity Pebbles Cheescake

Fruity Pebbles Cheescake
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Here in America, we love to serve sweet things for breakfast. NY’s Mt. Kisco Diner doubled down on the sugar buzz with this colorful cheesecake loaded with Fruity Pebbles cereal. It serves 10 to 12, or more like six carb fiends. Like most of the goodies on Goldbelly, it’s not cheap, but we want to try and make our own at least.

Sugargoat Pancake Cake

Sugargoat Pancake Cake
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From James Beard award-winning chef Stephanie Izard’s bakery Sugargoat comes a delicious treat for lovers of sweet breakfasts. This very special dessert features layers of sourdough pancake cake with maple syrup-infused buttercream and a crumbled oat streusel on top. Serves one or more people depending on your mood.

Indoor S’mores Kit

Indoor S’mores Kit
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Combining a handmade wood board with a miniature concrete fire pit, Swoon Living’s tabletop setup lets you make delicious S’mores whenever you feel like it. The board has cutouts to hold skewers, marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers (not included). The fire burns isopropyl alcohol or high-proof vodka.

LA’s Legendary Mochi Shop

LA’s Legendary Mochi Shop

First opened in 1903, the Fugetsu-Do Confectionery is considered the oldest Japanese-American business in the U.S. The family-owned bakery creates a variety of delicious desserts, but is best known for their colorful handcrafted mochi treats. Food Insider takes us on a tour of the marvelous century-old shop.

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Flavored Cotton Candy

Flavored Cotton Candy
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Who says cotton candy has to taste like cotton candy? The folks at Chocolate Storybook sure don’t, and they make the fluffy stuff in flavors like cinnamon bun, buttered popcorn, atomic fireball, pina colada, birthday cake, root beer, peach, and even jalapeño.

KitKat Variety Pack

KitKat Variety Pack
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Japan loves their KitKat bars. They make them in all kinds of flavors, like green tea, melon/mascarpone, strawberry, and many more. Now taste some of these unusual variants here in the states with this pack of 21 mini bars, all imported from Japan. Amazon also has all kinds of other flavors if you’re feeling adventurous.

Deviant Desserts

Deviant Desserts

(PG-13) Katherine Dey of Deviant Desserts makes realistic cakes and other pastries. She loves to make anatomical – sometimes of the naughty kind – busts, and even insects. She accepts custom orders.

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

Kaci Hansen aka the Homicidal Homemaker shows us how to make a delightful cake that pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The yule log style roll cake features a pattern inspired by the pattern on the rug at the Overlook Hotel, along with a decorative axe.

Making Gourmet Sno Balls

Making Gourmet Sno Balls

Pastry chef Claire Saffitz returns to the Bon Appetit kitchen to replicate another popular snack food with high quality ingredients. This time, she turns her attention to Hostess’ unnaturally colored, but yummy coconut, marshmallow, and chocolate Sno Balls.

Culver’s New Flavors of the Day

Culver’s New Flavors of the Day

For the first time since 2012, Culver’s is releasing new flavors of their deliciously creamy frozen custard. There are six new flavors starting 5/10/18, and we’ve tasted them all. Read on to learn which were our favorites, and when you can enjoy them for yourself.

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