Customizable Chocolates Come in More Flavors Than Willy Wonka’s Lickable Wallpaper
These customizable confections are the brainchild of ECAL grad Student, Elsa Lambinet, in coordination with Swiss chocolatier Blondel. The sweets combine arrays of chocolate shells, inserts like nugat or caramel, and toppings like cherries, hazel nuts, or whatever else you fancy.Why is it so impossible to make a tasty chocolate confection? I swear, every other one I eat is either coconut creme, lemon asshole, or some other flavor that has no business in my mouth. These new modular chocolates however will taste exactly how I want them to—delicious.
“Participants get to mix and match ingredients for hours and hours as they gorge themselves on custom confectionery goodness,” Lambinet said in her thesis. There’s no word on whether these ingenious luxury chocolates will make it to market unfortunately.
A 3D Printer That Works With Chocolate? Now You’ve Got My Attention [3D Printers]:
Instead of the toxic smell of melted plastics, while the Imagine 3D printer is doing its thing, your workspace will be filled with the aroma of delicious confections. Because its printing head uses syringes that can be filled with chocolate.
I understand that 3D printing is probably the future of manufacturing, but until now I’ve found it kind of difficult to really get excited about the technology. However, being able to print off a chocolate bunny whenever the craving hits?—even if it’s not Easter?—now you’re speaking to my needs.
Essential Dynamics, the unfriendly sounding corporation behind the Imagine 3D, is a little vague on their printer’s capabilities. But in addition to chocolate, the syringes can also be filled with cheese, epoxy, silicone, and even concrete for creations that will last a bit longer than dessert. All for just $3,000, delivered to your door fully assembled.
iPhone icon cupcakes look touchable, tasty
We haven’t posted a really good iPhone cake in quite a while now, so here we go: Reader Tim sends in this set of cupcakes that his girlfriend made him for his 21st birthday, and boy do they look good. There are a few things that, as Apple obsessive, we would call out in there, including the fact that this cake uses the old iPod logo instead of the new Music app logo, and the fact that the phone happens to be tilted the wrong way in these pictures.
But hey, that’s just us nitpicking — these look great, very nice job, and I especially like the custom day and date, as well as the special message on the Notes icon. Happy belated birthday, Tim, and you’ve got one very talented and sweet lady there.
How To Peel A Whole Head of Garlic In Less Than Ten Seconds
If you are cooking this holidays (or ever) you will love this MAGIC tip: how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds. It just requires two bowls and some shaking. Aaaah-mazing. [Thanks Joe!] More »
Fingerprint Recognizing Espresso Machine
Are you a coffee lover? Well, if you have answered in the affirmative, then here is something which you might just want to check out, especially if you happen to share the same house with others who have an equal (or more) love of caffeine as with you. After all, those living under the same roof as you might want to use your expensive Italian coffee machine, so it makes perfect sense for you to enhance your passion with the $3,200 Fingerprint Recognizing Espresso Machine, as you will learn in the paragraph below.
This is one unique espresso machine which is capable of scanning your fingertip so that it will know just how to churn out the kind of drink that you like. Made in Italy as well, it will make the correct kind of drink associated with the fingerprint scanned. This is a fully automatic machine that is capable of generating 15 bar of pressure and pre-infuses the coffee grinds with water so that it can extract rich, complex coffee with a thick crema. There is also an integrated ceramic burr grinder which sports eight coarseness settings, where it grinds coffee only for the drink being made so that freshness remains at an optimal level. It can stash up to half a dozen fingerprints and drink profiles in its database.