Most Expensive Cupcake Contender Is a Beautiful Waste Of Chocolate, Gold

There are a lot of titles that are worth pursuing in this world: Most Valuable Player, Most Likely to Succeed, maybe even Miss Congeniality. But vying for the most expensive cupcake is one thing I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around. It's stupid, and I kind of want to set this cupcake on fire. » 8/19/14 1:00pm 8/19/14 1:00pm

I Did the World's First Ice Cream Cleanse: Yes, Really

Back during the no-carb diet craze of the early 2000s, I joked that I wanted to try a diet consisting of nothing but carbs and lipids. I would call it the Fatkins Diet. Guess what? I just did exactly that. I ate ice cream, and only ice cream, for four days straight. Yes, it's the world's first Ice Cream Cleanse, and… » 3/05/14 9:55pm 3/05/14 9:55pm

Man Celebrates 96th Birthday by Accidentally Eating Rat Cake

Do you like cake? Are you one of those people who never got over childhood birthday parties and the sweet, smoky smell of snuffed candles mingling with buttercream icing? If you murmured "yes" to your computer, then the next sentence you read will horrify you and quite possibly turn you into a PIE person. An old man… » 2/23/14 1:00pm 2/23/14 1:00pm

Saudi Woman's Instagram Is One of the Most Popular in the Arab World

Now before your stomach gets all excited about these tiny but extravagant sweets and baked goods, keep in mind that these are all clay sculptures. While that may be leave your tummy-tums jilted, it should also leave your mind a bit blown.

Ahlam Alnajdi, a Saudi photographer and artist, has dedicated her time to… » 12/09/13 1:10pm 12/09/13 1:10pm

The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! » 10/17/13 3:39pm 10/17/13 3:39pm

Yay: No Half-Naked Women in the Carl's Jr. Ice Cream Sandwich Ad

On Friday we found out that Carl's Jr. had invented the Pop Tart ice cream sandwich, which is one creamy scoop of vanilla nestled between two strawberry toaster treats. YUM. Now comes the commercial, which treats the dessert like the epic creation it is. And look! It wasn't necessary to involve any scantily-clad… » 7/29/13 6:15pm 7/29/13 6:15pm

Woman Makes a Gingerbread Winterfell, Sadly Leaves Out Edible Jon Snow

I haven't been able to stop singing "yum YUM yum yum YUM yum yum YUM YUM YUM" to the tune of the Game of Thrones theme since I saw the photos of this Winterfell gingerbread house, made by blogger the Liquorsnapper. While I can't imagine the Starks being too keen on sweets (they're far too austere and stoic for… » 1/04/13 5:10pm 1/04/13 5:10pm

Pinkberry Offers Us a Way to Eat Dessert for Breakfast

Eating ice cream for breakfast is every child's dream, and now, thanks to Pinkberry, it's about to become a reality for adults too. Well, kind of. Pinkberry is expanding its offerings to include breakfast, so it's not technically ice cream, but it's still pretty much dessert for breakfast. Only you can feel better… » 6/26/12 10:00am 6/26/12 10:00am

A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat

Cupcakes are not new. Cupcakes have been around the block. Cupcakes have been declared the "it" treat for years, both "recession proof" and simultaneously "over." Yet cupcakes persist, now more than ever. And cupcakes are no longer just a delicious bite of sugar and frosting, cupcakes are a symbol. When you see a… » 5/18/12 3:40pm 5/18/12 3:40pm

It's Time to Stop Sneaking Vegetables Into Your Children's Desserts

You've probably heard of this whole cooking genre that's sprung up around parents sneaking vegetables into otherwise delicious sounding things like cakes and cookies. Well, a new study has looked into how accepting of these sneakily nutritious snacks kids were, and it's beginning to seem like going to the trouble of… » 3/02/12 4:00pm 3/02/12 4:00pm

Wait, The Girl Scouts Are Making Candy Now?

Holy shit. A Thin Mint in a candy bar?! This promises to take us to previously unattained levels of dessert joy. Before you rush out of your house without any pants on to go buy caseloads of these, you should know this sad fact: This mysterious temptress showed up on Reddit today, but no one can find any mention of it… » 2/27/12 11:55pm 2/27/12 11:55pm

Your Brain Doesn't Know the Difference Between Ice Cream and Crack

We all joke about being addicted to dessert or salt or various other vices, but in the case of ice cream, one new study has shown that it actually does share some characteristics with drugs. It sets off the pleasure centers of our brain in the same way, but it's also now clear that when you eat a lot of ice cream, you… » 2/24/12 9:40am 2/24/12 9:40am

Trick Yourself Into Eating Less Chocolate


So many of us find ourselves sitting at our desks mid-afternoon, a little bit hungry for something sweet and a little bit bored. We put off eating the chocolate we keep in our drawer for a few minutes, telling ourselves we are virtuous and can resist, but then after staring mindlessly at yet another spreadsheet or… » 1/16/12 1:05pm 1/16/12 1:05pm

Ice Cream Of The Future Could Become A Thing Of The Past

Sad news, friends: today Dippin' Dots, the company that makes those tiny balls of ice cream sold in malls as "The Ice Cream of the Future," has filed for bankruptcy. The company is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to stay in business. This would be good news for people who like novelty, and forms of… » 11/04/11 4:40pm 11/04/11 4:40pm