NOëL ARRIVES IN ISTANBUL

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  • Vakko Shop on Bağdat Avenue (Turkish Champs Élysées)
  • Santa cookies by Pelit
  • Snowman doughnuts by Krispi Kreme
  • Xmas cupcakes by Zamane KAhvesi
  • Godiva chocolats
  • Godiva shop on Bağdat Avenue
  • More Godiva chocolates

Halal xmas bites for everyone. 

SURGERY? WHO IS AFRAID OF THAT? GUMMY BEARS?

I love eating animal shaped food, if they had surgery j’adore. But I know that some of you are not afraid of food with surgery but you have a more important question on mind: Is gelatine halal? I know I know you always wished that they would put signs on gummy bear packages, too.

HALAL BEAR: No pork gelatine

I have a great tip for you guys. If you have any doubts about gelatine you can visit HALALGELATINE.COM

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Amy Stevens’ confections - FOR THOSE WHO ARE FED UP WITH PERFECT FOOD STYLINGS

Good news for those housewives who are desperately imitating food bloggers and stylists: Your pathetic attempts can be called art, if you are patient enough. Just bake more and FAIL MORE!

Now listen to Amy: 

The Confections series began as a response to turning 30. It was a celebration of birthdays, color, pattern and obsessive absurdity. My original idea was to bake 30 birthday cakes for myself and photograph them. I didn’t quite make it to 30 cakes in time for my thesis show, but I sure got a lot of ideas from those first cakes. I ordered a kit from marthastewart.com and watched an instructional video on decorating cakes. When I quickly discovered my cakes were never going to look like the ones in the video and the pamphlet, I decided they were better off in their exuberantly imperfect states.

Amy Stevens’ confections started out as part of a “turning 30” project: make 30 cakes to photograph for her thesis show. It wasn’t long before the artist realized that striving for iced perfection didn’t come naturally and decided to aim for exuberance instead. Stevens’ cakes are loud displays of sugar and spice and everything … well, just everything. Cake dec gone bad is a vibrant strike against the shrines to domestic living, done extravagantly, indulgently well. The selection shown here is recent; delve back into the earlier ones for less refined versions. More is more.

SOURCE mocoloco

Artist: Amy Stevens
amystevensart.com
jenbekmanprojects.com

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EXCLUSIVE CARROTTE CAKE BY CAFE FERNANDO

Good news: Chocolat goes video on 2012. Even better news: He will feature exclusive guests in his kitchen. So this is just a sneak preview. Above is an exclusive cake by hmmmm Cenk, a.k.a. CAFE FERNANDO. Yee-haw! If you are idiot enough you may think that this is just an ordinary carrot cake. If you are socially inapt you may not know cafe fernando. I just feel pity for you dear. Only I had the opportunity to taste this delicacy! But no problem, don’t feel sorry for missing your chance, he will feature the recipe for this delicious cake on his upcoming cookbook so that you can pathetically try to imitate him. I tasted the original you know.

So this cake, in its simple yet delightful packaging travelled from Istanbul to Bursa, and found itself in a lovely Xmas decor. Let the Xmas joy begin after this post! 

Joyeux Noël

HYBRID (OR SHOULD I SAY ECLECTIC?) TABLEWARE COLLECTION BY SELETTI

People criticize me for wearing a fez, un nœud papillon and Anglo-saxon round glasses all at the same time and call me eclectic. Forgive me I am a Tanzimat period petit-bourgeois and that’s my style, my signature. Take this tableware you dowdies. Taste some east-meets west extravaganza. 

The tableware made of bone china porcelain is colorful and each piece is made of two parts featuring different patterns and drawings, hence the name. The collection includes dinner plates and bowls as well as mugs and coffee cups with saucers designed by the same principle. The Hybdrid pieces may seem uncoordinated but they do look very interesting. Each half of each piece has its own story or pattern that meets the other different fraction of another pattern or story.

Source: Interiorholic

SEE THE COLLECTION HERE