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World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Goes Down in Holiday History

Monday 12.16.2013 , Posted by
World's Largest Gingerbread Village

The holidays bring out many different types of spirit: the spirit of giving, the spirit of love, the spirits of whiskey and, most recently, the competitive spirit. Chef Jon Lovitch worked for a whole year (all while wearing a Santa hat I’m sure) to construct what is now officially “the world’s largest edible gingerbread village.” When the trusty guys from the Guinness Book of World Records stopped by, the 300-square foot village weighed in at a whopping 1.5 tons! [Read more…]

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Eye Candy: Celebrity Portraits Made of Sugary Sweets

Sunday 11.25.2012 , Posted by

Willy Wonka would be so proud of Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos; his art work is completed entirely out of candy! At his studio in Orlando, Florida, the 32 year old artist uses gummy bears, licorice, candy hearts, , M&M’s, bubble gum, after dinner mints, and a lot of patience to meticulously glue candy to a canvas, creating intricate celebrity portraits, without any paint. Aside from re-designing iconic faces out of candy, the artist has also built a life size motorcycle out of 20,000 sweets! Ramos’ sweet portraits can sell for up to $18,000 and some have even been placed in Ripley’s Hollywood Museum. [Read more…]

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How Many Pumpkin Seeds? Halloween by the Numbers

Sunday 10.30.2011 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered how many seeds are in each pumpkin? Have you pondered the amount of candy consumed by an American in a year or the number of parents who admit to sneaking some of that candy out of their kids trick-or-treat bags? If you’re that kind of person (and we are) this graphic is for you. Created for History.com by Column Five, this exploration is sure to get you in the mood for the 31st. Happy Halloween everybody [Read more…]

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The Toys of Yesteryear in Realistic Paintings

Tuesday 06.14.2011 , Posted by

For anyone raised in the early 80’s, these highly realistic paintings will bring back fond memories and probably your sweet tooth. From Fisher Price people to Gummy Bears, acclaimed artist Margaret Morrison reveals a touch of blissful youth with every stroke of her brush. For more on her tasty work, see artknowledgenews.com. [Read more…]

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