Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weird Design cakes art for eating

A confessed lover of this candy, Jeanne manages the "Art Cake confectioner's shop, a place where cakes are work of art.

Who doesn't like a visually attractive food? With a relatively simple recipe and because of thousands of flavor possibilities, cakes crosses centuries and cultures performing, beyond the alimentary task, an affective part for families and other kinds of social structures -- something with its size and the ornaments above them (frostings, flowers, fruits...); at weddings, for example, it's an important thing until the present days.
But these art cakes can disturb on a funny way such things, inventing pies with references to tastes, eccentricities and moments of the honored people. Thus, for instance, the American confectioners Eric Vass and Rufus are specialists on cakes with geek motifs, like the Mario Bros. cakes and the console shaped cakes.
Some of them go to the strangest extremes. The English designer Michelle Wibowo develops, among others, pies projects with the shape of babies for celebrating births and birthdays -- but we still wander who would like to eat a copy the celebrated person. The intriguing work has even a video showing how the comestible sculpture is prepared.

But the Art Cake House is almost a factory. Jeanne and her team are able to produce the most dazzling cakes we had ever seen. Taken by the taste of the client, the set of themes is almost infinite. From St. Peterburg to all the parts of Europe depart pies with the shape of houses, touristic attractions, maps, pirate trunks and so on. They are all presented with a perceptive passion sign which emanates from the artist -- who is used to publish her gallery, hints for dough and stuffing, and keeps a weblog with the other confectioners.

To the Brazilian confectioner Flávia Millás, those artistic cakes stumble at a single inconvenient: they can be visually wonderful, but not so tasty... On many places around the world, reasons Millás, people are used to non-stuffing cakes, but it isn't the Brazilian taste. Our challenge is making such things with stuffing. It's easy to be only beautiful, it's easy to be only tasty. The hard part is uniting the both. Well, the hard part really is devouring such impressive sculptures. Although that... not so much!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

5 Most Weird Body Parts

Cathie Jung: World's Smallest Waist --15 inches
Honestly, no Photoshop. Cathie Jung’s tiny waist measures just 15in (38cm), making her figure distinctly hourglass. The Queen of Corsets, as she has aptly named herself, has worn tight-fitting corsets for years to get there, and appears in the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Whilst she currently holds the record for the smallest waist on a living person, the record for the smallest waist ever goes to Ethel Granger who had a wasit of just 13".

Annika Irmler: World's Longest Female Tongue --2.7 inches
German schoolgirl Annika Irmler has licked her way into the Guinness Book of Records with her whopping seven centimetre tongue. The twelve-year-old from Tangstedt, near Hamburg, can lick the ice cream from the bottom of a cornet - while her friends have to use their fingers.
Lui Hua: World's Largest Hand --his left thumb is 10.2 inches long
Chinese man Lui Hua suffers from a rare condition known as macrodactyly. When he was hospitalized in Shanghai on July 2007, his left thumb measured 10.2 inches and his index finger measured close to 12. On July 20 surgeons undertook a seven-hour operation to reduce the size of Liu's fingers and thumb. Doctors removed 11 pounds of flesh and bone in the procedure. A second surgery is scheduled to take place.
Lee Redmond: World's Longest Fingernails --until she lost them on a car crash
Lee Redmond, a woman from Utah who has not cut her nails since 1979, had grown and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in), and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest fingernails. Sadly, on February, 2009, she lost them in a car crash.

Radhakant Baijpai: World's Longest Ear Hair --almost than 10 inches long

Indian grocer Radhakant Baijpai certainly has a goal in life: make sure that he has the longest ear hair in the world. Radhakant was crowned the official Guinness world record holder for the longest ear hair back in 2003, when his aural fronds were an already-impressive 13.2cm long. But that didn't stop him pursuing his goal of ever-longer hair on his ears. After several more years of carefully cultivating and caring for the ear-hair, Radhakant's tufts now stretch an astonishing 25cm. He is now waiting for Guinness adjudicators to confirm that he has set a new high, hairy bar for his chosen field.