Playing with Your Food

If you haven’t seen it, take a look at the cover of the NYT “Dining & Wine” section, featuring a gorgeous blue cake, radiant with electric lights built into the frosting (the electrical circuit is edible; I’m guessing the light bulbs are not).

It’s from a new book The Hungry Scientist HandbookElectric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies.

Fortunately, for those who want to replicate these projects, the book is a real manual, with line drawings and step-by-step instructions.

 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature the kind of pretty pictures that the NYT shows. To get the eye candy, you need to go to the hungryscientist,com, or to the sites of fellow mad food scientists, instructables.com, (currently featuring a truly gross Halloween spread) and evilmadscientist.com (love those edible googly eyes!).

The Hungry Scientist Handbook is owned in small quantities in all the libraries I checked, with comfortable holds to copy ratios.

The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies

  • Paperback: $16.95; 224 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Living (September 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061238686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061238680

One Response to “Playing with Your Food”

  1. marie Says:

    sounds like it has a lot of potential for holiday gift-giving as well.