Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

July 19th, 2019 : Conch

Recent Images

July 18th, 2015 : Water Towers
July 17th, 2019 : Dreamboat
July 16th, 2019 : Albino Wood Turtles
June 15th, 2019: Nice Truck
July 14th, 2019 : Bada Boom, Big Bada Boom
July 13th, 2019 : white rocks
July 12th, 2019 : Computer

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 10 10:07 PM

July 11th, 2019 : More Cake

Personally I prefer pie but it’s difficult to do much with them, and Annabel De Vetten makes such mouth watering creations.



Quote:
Here is a plate heaped with thumb-sized maggots and grubs. There a bloodied human heart lies in a pool of green, molar-strewn slime. A stainless-steel coroner’s table hosts the disemboweled upper-torso of a corpse. It’s flanked by a four-foot statue of a saint, his face melting away to bone. On the counter, the neck of a deer’s partially fleshless head sinks its roots into a bisected flowerpot; a sapling bursts from its skull like a unicorn horn.
And the wedding cakes? These tiered works of art look like something you’d expect to emerge from the kitchen of Morticia Adams—or the mind of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.

“Some people recoil when they see my devilish delights,” says De Vetten, 47. “But once they’ve tasted a lemon intestine or chewed a white-chocolate eyeball, they always want more.”


Quote:
One week she’s baking a massive four-tiered cake adorned with a human heart and chocolate deer antlers to celebrate the final season of Hannibal. The next is spent crafting dozens of historically accurate terracotta warriors out of pizza dough for a Beijing restaurant chain. Then comes a person-sized edible dragon for a wedding at Warwick Castle. After that, it’s chocolates for a function at New York City’s Morbid Anatomy Museum and an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Her foray into the culinary arts, though, began at her own wedding, when she and magician Thom Peterson married in 2010. To save money, the bride-to-be baked a wizard-themed cake topped with a levitating lady. Attendees were astounded and asked about orders. De Vetten was amused. She created a Facebook page and started baking cakes for friends and family. One of the first was an anatomically correct swan: Its head, beautifully feathered; its body, skinned and grotesquely bloody. Online photos led to thousands of likes and countless inquiries. The business grew into a full-time job, essentially overnight.


Quote:
In 2013, FOX commissioned De Vetten to create a life-sized cake depicting Michael C. Hall, the lead for its hit series Dexter, laying in a coffin. The piece was five-foot-10-inches long and took more than 100 hours to make. Completing it required 20 blood oranges, 240 eggs, 55 pounds of flour, 44 pounds of sugar, and 33 pounds of buttercream.
While De Vetten regularly invites clients into the Conjurer’s Kitchen, it’s not open to the public. (Her work all comes from commissions.) But as a result of her success in the film and television industry, she’s in the process of moving to Los Angeles, where, De Vetten says, she also hopes to open a storefront. So if you’d like to eye a full counter of Annabel Lecter’s culinary creations, you may soon be in luck.
Not everyone is a fan of ghoulish pastry. De Vetten’s creations—particularly her onetime production of life-sized dead-baby heads made of white chocolate—have spawned detractors. But she is dismissive of the criticism and says her work comes from a good place.


Quote:
“People ask me all the time, ‘Why would you choose to do such weird, dark stuff?’ And the answer is pretty simple: It would be weird for me not to,” chuckles De Vetten. She says mortality has, and will always be, a subject of infinite fascination. “Death is a fact of life. It is a primary artistic theme. To me, I just prefer to have some levity about it. I enjoy the dark and the morbid, but I want a dash of lightheartedness to go along with it. At this point, if I suddenly started making pink, girly cakes with flowers? My friends and family would probably have me committed.”

link


Gravdigr  Thursday Jul 11 04:58 AM

I wonder if the GutGirl cake buzzes and vibrates when you touch the red parts/portions.



Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.