Brain Cupcakes

Indulge your zombie sweet tooth with braaaaaaaaaaaains on cupcakes. Made with miniature brain molds and red velvet raspberry cake. Brain Food via boingboing

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Shaping Cupcakes

Hello all! I need some guidance.   I am trying to bake cupcakes, but I want to bake them in the shape of coffee beans. I was considering using egg shaped pans (that usually sell around Easter), but unfortunately, it is not Easter, so they are not selling... Any advice on how to make baked goods in the shape I need? The image came from here.

Topic by Flintlock 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cupcake Gifts

A two in one reuse and cooking project. Fill an old glass jar with cupcakes and frosting...I think YES! I'm always trying to think of easy to make gifts.  These Mason Jar Cupcakes are perfect gifts for co-workers, a sick friend, or just to say thanks.

Topic by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cupcake Contest!

We just launched another cupcake contest!  This time we've got one grand prize for decoration, and one grand prize for recipe, and a judges prize for the author who posts the most entries in the contest!  Eight other winners will receive my favorite cupcake carrier. So dust of those mixers, break out the scales, and fire up the ovens.  Need inspiration to get started?  Check out  these awesome cupcakes already on the site!

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cupcake Cannon

This video from Johnny Cupcakes features a steampunked pneumatic cannon firing cupcakes and test subjects in lab coats. The cannon looks awesome and the footage is shot at 700 frames a second for some nice slo-mo. It just goes to show that slo-mo explosions of pretty much anything are always fun. But if you do make such a video, please include more slo-mo explosions than people cowering in fear from cupcakes. Explosion at :57 is pretty solid, but the rest is mostly a tease. via gizmodo

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Star Wars Cupcakes

Mmm... Star Wars cupcakes. What else is there to say, really?Star Wars Cupcakes

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Star Wars cupcakes

Flickr user lclllc makes some detailed cupcakes with pop culture themes. This Star Wars one is excellent, but check out the photostream for many more great cupcakes and cakes. lclllc's photostream via CRAFT

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fractal Snowflake Cupcakes

Evil Mad Scientist goes to the kitchen and again merges math with food. Their new sugary fractal creations are made with either fondant or marzipan. Check out their site for the full details on how to make one of these on your own. Fractal Snowflake Cupcakes

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cutie Plush Cupcakes

Make these super sweet, calorie free cupcakes for all your friends!Need a quick hand-sewing tutorial? Get the scoop from jessyratfink's How to Sew.Via: CRAFT

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago


Unusual Cupcake Icings?

I was just wondering if there was any unusual cupcake icings I could make as my cupcakes are a bit boring- buttercream, 'water icing' etc. So if you have any ideas can you let me know! Thanks!

Topic by TeganJovanka 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Official Rules for zazenergy's challenge: Halloween Cupcakes

OFFICIAL RULES PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST. ENTRANTS WHO ARE MINORS: YOU MUST OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST. ENTRY TO THE CONTEST IS FREE AND NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE SEE THE INSTRUCTABLES TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY SECTION A - SPECIFIC TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST Sponsor. The Instructables zazenergy's Challenge: Halloween Cupcakes Speed Challenge (the "Contest") is a skill-based contest sponsored by Instructables, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Sponsor"), in connection with the Instructables.com website (the "Sponsor Site"). The Contest is co-sponsored by the company or companies listed here, if any (each, a "Co-Sponsor"): none. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules (these "Rules"). Overview. 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Topic by zazenergy 7 years ago


Cupcake purse How to make it ?

I want to make a purse like this    They are from Judith Leiber .I am a senior high school student and I cannot afford it. They are badly cute.  So I want to creat it by myself. But the QUESTION is how to do it ? I really need you guys' help. 

Topic by Miss Puff 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago




What's the difference between Cupcakes and Muffins?

Is it purely subjective... or is there a hard/fast rule  hidden somewhere in an obscure food dictionary?

Topic by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


HOSTESS TWINKIE/CUPCAKE Creme Filling

If ya' know how to create the "creme filling" in HOSTESS Cake products, please share it.  I could eat a tub of this by itself, i think.  thanks. jim

Topic by MEMJIM 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Wow, Really?

Now I've seen it all.The original: Cupcake ConesCopy: Cupcake Cones

Topic by bumpus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


CONTEST: Valentine's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats

FamilyFun.com, part of DisneyFamily.com is hosting a Valentine's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats Contest where you could win a $500 Williams-Sonoma gift card!If you have a cute confection to share, snap a pic of it and enter. They even include great tips on how to take a great photo. You can also check out the sample recipes and pictures they've compiled with step-by-step instructions so you can make your own.Need some inspiration? Check out evrenuzer's Ladybug cakesmsimon3's 3-D Dino Cake (not cutesy maybe, but an inspiring work of bakery!)and MH850's Bunny Cake

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago


How can I make exploding cupcakes?

This is for my halloween costume this year (i won't say what it is until i finish it and put up an instructable of my own, haha!) i had two ideas for explosive tasty confections: either using little firecrackers as candles, or putting some type of exploding pellet or capsule inside the cupcakes that would explode on impact. a friend told me about something that may or may not contain mercury, or i suppose it could have been magnesium since it's so flammable...it comes in little spheres/pellets/capsules that probably contain some of the same ingredients as flash powder, only in a more concentrated form. if such a thing exists, i would just bake cupcakes and squish the capsules into the bottoms of the cupcakes. i'm open to any other ideas. help please!

Question by CheshireKat 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Gluten free and sugar free cupcakes....is this even possible? Answered

I have a friend who is gluten and sugar intolerant. I have always prided myself on being able to make cupcakes for everyone with any allergy but for this I am stumped. I am not 100% but I am fairly certain she said she cannot have even the fake sweeteners (ie Splenda). Anyway, I was hoping to make her some going away cupcakes as a surprise when she goes back to college, so any ideas are greatly welcomed!!! Thank you in advance! 

Question by piratecupcake 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Robotic Drink Mixer, Camping Hot Tub, Rainbow Cupcakes

Robotic Drink Mixer Camping Hot Tub Delicious Rainbow Cupcakes LED Pinball Table Halo Costume Armor Easy Light-Up Table Scallop Your Fretboard Futuristic 10W LED Lamp Duct Tape Boat Live With Insight Anodizing Titanium Rings Take Great Close-Up Photos Playful Random Light Ball Fix Bent CPU Pins Repair Wire with Sugru

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


instructables.com on android?

I was just wondering if there was such an app, if not is someone willing to port the iphone one to android devieces? This would be soooo sweet ^^

Question by ChaoticScientist 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


People can't rate my Instructables.

I've had about 32 views on one of my Cupcake Contest entries, and my friends are telling me they are unable to rate any of my Instructables.

Topic by oneprimalscream 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


In competitions, must you make instructions to win, or will a simple picture entry suffice? Answered

This is mine. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cupcake-bouquets/ I am waiting for it to be accepted into the cake decorating competition that is currently going. Any clarification would be great! Thanks in advance!

Question by Jmae 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


AT-AT wedding cake

What better way to start a marriage than an AT-AT cake that celebrates the Battle of Hoth?  Teresa Ulrich made this one for her friend, Rebecca  Dudeiros, and the results are great. It also comes with Ewok cupcakes. Wait a minute... Ewoks weren't at the Battle of Hoth! Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake via Craft

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My costume is not showing up

This is my costume https://www.instructables.com/id/Cupcake/I entered it last night, both here and to the Flickr group. I see that voting has already begun but It seems, mine is not showing up with the rest of the costumes. Did I enter it wrong? Do I have to wait a little bit?~jascamile

Topic by jasmines 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what do you what me to do next ?

Do you want me to do craft , cooking and pets craft - rainbow loom -making stuff for dolls and things cooking -cakes , cupcakes ,biscuit or anything else sweet -pizza , pasta , or anything else savory pets -treats -toys

Topic by Mixey 101 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I am not able to enter Full Spectrum laser contest

I am not able to enter my instructable in the full spectrum laser contest. Can  you please help me out. https://www.instructables.com/id/Custard-Powder-Eggless-Cupcake/ I posted it on Mar 18, 2014 and it is within the dates they have mentioned.The following message appears.

Topic by BakeitUp 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Makerbot VS RepRap? Answered

I've have been considering making/purchasing a 3D printer. I've slimmed down the choices to the RepRap Mendel, and the Makerbot Cupcake. Both seem like good choices, but I can't really decide. The big factors in my purchase should be performance above all else, price, availability of parts, and the type of plastic it uses. Can anyone please suggest something?  

Question by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


please help me! I need something awesome for my mom's surprise bday party?

I planned a surprise bday party for my mom and her friends are buying her a cake. I told them that I will prepare something for her and her friends as well. Originally I thought I would make some cupcakes, but I think there might be too many people. Any ideas? doesn't have to be limited to food. Many thanks!!

Question by misyan 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Scoochmaroo Reaches 10 Million Views

Scoochmaroo has made it to 10 Million views!  (She is actually, currently at 10,100,135 and climbing!)   To celebrate we wanted something special for her, something that was 10 million something specials.  After ruling out cupcakes and sprinkles, we decided to just go with 10 million sugar molecules (give or take a few)!  So Canida whipped up a Pavlova dessert.  You can find a recipe to make it yourself here by kazmataz. It was quite delicious and enjoyed by all! Congratulations Scoochmaroo!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How could I make a sushi train? Answered

For school, I need to pretend to be a party planner and plan a party for 8 year old boys. The theme that I chose was cars and vehicles, so my classmate came up with the idea of using a sushi train like thing to transport cupcakes around the table. Is there any way to make one? It doesn't have to be an actual sushi train. It could just be a conveyor belt, or a train set modified. But what I really want to know is the cost. Thankyou in advance! =D

Question by piggleliggle 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have submitted some entry's for a contest but they are not showing up in the contest entry's. Answered

I have submitted some entry's for a contest but they are not showing up in the contest entry's. They say they are waiting and pending moderator approval, but one has been submitted since Saturday and is now listed as a featured instructable but is still not listed in the contest.  All of the other ones I have submitted in the past have gone right through but I have the Paracord bottle wrap and a few cupcake entry's not going through, but you can find them when doing a search.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Question by elco_chan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


20 part modular 3D-printed Gothic cathedral

Here's yet another reason why I intend to make time to build my own 3d printer once I've finished university. Thingiverse member Skimbal has designed and printed this 20 piece modular Gothic cathedral. It just fits in the print area of his 3d printer and can be arranged in lots of different ways to build unique cathedrals. While not particuarly useful it sure is impressive and if I were 10 or 15 years younger, a lot of fun to play with! Will be time to start thinking of what I want to print soon! Yayy! (found via BoingBoing)

Topic by Jayefuu 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Top 5 new Instructables 6/5 -6/12

Another week has gone by and another new batch of great new Instructables have popped up. Below is a list of the five, in order, that have received the most pageviews and thus grabbed the most attention lately.So if you haven't check them out yet be sure to give them a read. And if you want more fresh and cool DIY stuff, check out the featured list for many more ideas.Have a great weekend, everyone! Cardboard LumberHow would you like an incredibly strong, cool, and cheap building material for making lightweight tables, chairs, shelves, or anything else you can think of. Reusing cardboard... posted by theRIAA on Jun 8, 2009 Recycled T-shirt NecklaceThis is a really simple soft necklace / scarf that can be made in about five minutes. I keep seeing similar ones being sold for twenty, forty, even sixty dollars while it can ... posted by cucumbersome on Jun 6, 2009 Hand LightsIf you work with your hands and want to have more light where you're working, these hand lights (okay.. forearm lights) work great and are pretty simple to make. Use them for... posted by Ookseer on Jun 6, 2009 Cupcake ConesDelicious, clever, and surprising, these cupcakes impersonating ice cream cones are sure to delight! My mother used to make these for my brother and me when we were kids an... posted by scoochmaroo on Jun 8, 2009 Pool Solar water heaterHow to build a solar pool water heater. posted by Lynxspring on Jun 6, 2009

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i get money really fast?

I am a young aged girl ( around 8-10 not saying) and i am trying to save up a little more then a thousand dollars, why so much you ask? Because after i buy my laptop i want, i want pocket money too, like to buy me other stuff ( iPod stuff etc,) and you are probably thinking " WHY DOES SHE NEED A THOUSAND DOLLARS? IS SHE BUYING A STORE?!" Its because i want a Apple mac book air, so anything? i need it at least by winter ( cause of the sales, black Friday, etc) and i already have a $100 saved up, ( please something not to hard, like yard work or pet walking, etc.) Thanks!

Question by Cupcake-3- 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


New Editor Relased

We've released an updated version of the editor. Some new features include: It's powered by jquery, which will mean nothing to you if you're not a huge nerd. Automatically saves after doing anything but typing. Remember to save anything you type, just like a word processor. Incorporates a new uploader, which will hopefully suck less than the current one. Should be faster, I think? I'm not sure about this point yet, still have to see it in the wild. Will definitely fail tonight, there are caching issues. I hope I can delete this line in the morning! Various bugfixes, the previous editor was heavily in need of going away forever, heavily. Dances when no one is watching. PROVE IT DOESN'T. As always, please let us know if you have any problems. Or, also, let us know if you think it's awesome. Nobody ever does that. It's lonely here. Send cupcakes.

Topic by dworley 7 years ago


Nifty Gifty

My skills include:  electrical engineering, welding, programming, re-using, muffins Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/%22Beating%22-LED-Heart-T-Shirt-finished!/ What I'd like to make for someone:  Bike Speedometer Kit/ EM levitation kit/ metal sculpture I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone: s,m,l I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like:  functional things, educational things, things that make you go 'WOW', hand-made things, re-used things, art, visually stimulating/pleasing, elegant, muffins :-P What I don't like: cupcakes, k'nex/legos. I absolutely can't have: Type of thing I'd love to receive:  A functional/mind-grabbing piece of art.  Alternatively, something solar/energy related. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?  Yeah, sure. Confirm that are at least 18 years old: I'm 18++; [opt] januaryelement is someone who can keep a secret and knows me well.

Topic by T3h_Muffinator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fun Halloween pics to share.

A few Halloween pics from this year..The image note making function isn't working, so I'll just explain here..1: A spooky spread on a bloodsoaked (99cent) tablecloth2: Haunted Gingerbread house. I hate it when people say these things are 'too pretty to eat'.. That's what we made it for!!3: Crunchy Cats! Tortillas cut out with cookie cutters, spread with sunflower oil and crisped in an oven.. Dip in a selection of goopy dips, and enjoy! (These felines are sooooo addicting!)4: Spooky Orange flavoured cupcakes!! Oops, I took the photo after I ate one. whoops.5: Witch's Broom PB Cookies with pretzel broomsticks. The salt and sweet flavours together are divine.6: The ice Queen and the Monkey. We should have taken photos for an indestructible on that hair and makeup. It was great!7: My wife's ice queen makeup close up8: "Phantom of the Paradise".. No helmet pics just yet.. They're at work.9: Phantom and Monkey10 & 11: Two Shots of a Mr. Tumnus costume I made for my friend Dave. It's been a fun Halloween. I have tons more fun photos!!

Topic by tforthomas 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) T-Shirt Necklace, Cardboard Lumber, Arduino Trumpet...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win a very cool computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill! Art of Sound Contest - Share any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer or monster speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Closes for entries this Sunday night! Results: Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest winners and Mother's Day Contest winners! LED Hand Lights Cupcake Cones Cardboard Lumber Recycled T-shirt Necklace How to Paint Clean Lines Simple Music LED Light Show Duct Tape Tear-Away Scratch Pad Sturdy Handle with the Portuguese Sinnet Any Instructable with an LED can be entered! Sound Graffiti Arduino Trumpet Collapsable Table for Concerts in the Park! The Worm-A-Rater Win a cool computer-controlled indoor composter! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! Solar Pool Water Heater Quick makeup FX with Silicone-based Pastes Analog Sound Synthesis Birth of Man Mixing Board Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Site messages and other changes

I've just pushed the first significant release after a couple engineering vacations.  Rested and refreshed, I offer you these updates: The confirmation/error messages that some processes give are now 'modal', meaning that instead of an easy-to-miss orange bar at the bottom of the page, they are now a box in the middle, with a button to remove them.  We found that many users did not see the bar at the bottom and were confused about whether the site did what they wanted, or why it apparently did not.  We've done some work on removing confirmations that are common enough that it would be annoying to have to close them all the time, but if we've missed any of those please don't hesitate to let us know. We've reluctantly implemented a 3-contest limit when you publish a new Instructable.  We just had too many cases where someone, for example, entered their Arduino Instructable into, say, the cupcake contest.  It became a real load on the contest managers to keep removing ineligible Instructables.  We hope that a 3-contest limit will help authors select the appropriate contest(s) to enter. We made Facebook login a bit more obvious Clarified the Pro payment page to make it clearer that there is a free account always available Couple of bugfixes around PDFs, ebooks, and patch sending That's it for now, as ever if you find problems with these or any features, let us know by adding a forum topic in the Bugs section.

Topic by rachel 7 years ago


Bazaar Bizarre Review

Bazaar Bizarre was a raging success.The vendors were tightly grouped and the crowd was packed.Though much of what I saw there was the same as last year, a couple things stood out: Cupcakes.Brilliant. Everyone was stuffing their faces with the lusciousness that Sugar Beat Sweets had to offer for a mere 3 bucks a delight. The standout by far for me this year was Magnote, offering kick-ass paper craft robots called PIPEROIDs. Hells yeah I wanna make an awesome paper robot!!! WOBOTEach robot is made just from six paper pipes. The pipes are pre-drilled with holes, and all you need is a pair of scissors to cut the pipes according to the instructions. Sadly, but not surprisingly, Magnote was mostly sold out of *everything* by the time I got there at 2. Sucks to be me and sleep in on a Sunday. Of course, you can find it all on the interwebs. I also missed the Postcard Machine this year. Perhaps it did not make an appearance? Fortunately, I ran into it earlier this year at some other giant craft-thingy. Viva la Postcard Machine!All in all, I give this year's Bazaar Bizarre an A. Great turn-out, mostly high-quality crafts, very impressive jewelry (check out breidenstein design's hinged rings. *Loving it!*)So if you're in Boston or Cleveland, it's coming your way. Take note -- this fair is not to be missed.Insider tip: if you missed the fair on Sunday, scope the blog for more info on the Underground Bazaar coming soon!And for more opportunities to show your wares, check out Langton Lab's Deceminate! call for artists.

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


(Newsletter) Stormtrooper Kids, Amazing Transformer Costume, Steampunk Gatling Gun

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW: As the nights get longer, stay visible for the Light Up the Night! Contest and win some cool clothes from Cordarounds with secret reflective powers! Mega Contest: Have some great pics from Halloween? Enter them in our most awesome Halloween Contest ever! Over 50 sweet prizes to win in six categories, including slideshow. Closes for entries this Sunday, Nov. 8! Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win an Arduino Mega or a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Transformers Soundwave Costume Arduino Controlled Silly String Shooter Create Printed Circuit Boards with an Inkjet Sew a Newspaper Dress Make 20,000 Pints of Beer Cardboard Samurai Armor Candy Apples Laser Pumpkin Apple Cider Donuts Halloween Pirate Cannon Talking Arduino Halloween Skeleton Dessert Pizza Toga for Women Where the Wild Things Are Steampunk Gatling Gun Arm LED Binary Clock Kid's Stormtrooper Costume Bender Costume Helmet Mohawks in 10 Minutes Ludo from Labyrinth Costume Bar End Brake Light Chicken Parmesan Ghost Cupcakes Dexter Blood Slide Suckers Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Halloween Food Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the Halloween Food Contest.  This year brought a host of inspiring, terrifying, and ghoulish projects.  As always, it was a labor of love to have to sort through such impressive projects to choose the final nine.   Monkey Brain Cake took our top spot, with its glorious presentation and gruesome concept.  It took three days to sculpt this masterpiece, and it shows.  The photos are clean, compelling, and informative. The write-up is informative, easy to follow, and injected with humor and a real sense of the author’s personality.  Many congrats to BubbleandSweet  and thanks for sharing this epic project with us. Second prize went to three fantastic entries:  hungryhappenings’ Bleeding Cake Ball Brains showcases a clever use of several techniques, and exploits an ice cube tray to its best effect.  The finished product is subtle until interacted with, adding a delicious element of surprise.  The photos are bright and clear, and the write-up is easy to follow. The author also offers helpful suggestions for addressing trouble spots and how to make individual elements really stand out. chefsea’s Assorted Eyeballs and Sockets impressed us with a clever and unconventional use of ingredients to create an eye-popping result.  So much care and detail was put into creating such a gory, and yet appetizing snack.  The write up is deli-eye-tfully punny, and the photos well illustrated the technique.  The final result looks almost too realistic to eat! Most Awesome Halloween Cake comes to us from new author, licenseless.  While the write-up is a little hard to digest, the concept and execution are impressive.   Every part of the cake and its accoutrements were hand-sculpted to a sublimely sanguinary effect.   Small details like adding the veins to the heart before covering it in fondant are a great tribute to the amount of skill that went into creating this entry.  The third prize slots were gobbled up by five fantastic entries. Candy Corn on the Cob by alaskantomboy stormed the Internet and garnered over 100K impressive page views.  This was a very simple execution on a super clever idea.  Kudos to the great work, informative write-up, and fun photos that make this entry shine. How To Make Spider Cake Pops With Webs by sugarkissed.net is an adorable take on a modern classic.  It combines clever techniques with fun, illustrated graphics to provide a sweet Halloween treat. Ewwy Gooey Slime Filled Cupcakes by Make.Bake.Celebrate is a cheerfully disgusting sweet that could easily be tailored to suit several themes.  Quite impressive is the author’s ability to match the internal slime to the external hairy eyeball tumors, yet maintaining very different textures and mouthfeel.  Perfect balance of gross and cute, and extra points to the fun photo styling.  Halloween Stamped Tortilla Chips by wold630 introduces a fun way to liven up even the simplest of party snack.  With such clear photos, the descriptive text becomes almost unnecessary.  This is another project that can easily be modified to suit any occasion. A brilliantly simple technique applied to a very versatile, crowd friendly food, capitalizing on the Halloween theme. danlynne07 had almost too many great entries to choose from!  Haunted Grave Cupcakes is a very cute, hand-sculpted design that would surely take the cake at any party.    A very cute and clever, well-crafted design. All in all, this year brought a very impressive showing from authors both seasoned and new.   We appreciate the amount of effort everyone put into their creations, and look forward to next year's crop of spooktacular snacks and freakish fare.  

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fried Contest Launches 5/13, HQ Celebrates with Fried Day Friday

We're launching the Fried Foods contest on May 13th. Enter your best fried food recipe to win frying tools and accessories that look remarkably similar to the ones below: Update: We fried food for about three hours today. The fryers are still running, the oil is still hot, and there have been no injuries. All in all, a pretty great Fried Day. Here are some photos from today's extravaganza: Everybody hovering near the fryers, along with the Cap'n Crunch that was used to bread fried chicken. ewilhelm trying out cryofrying with his hamburger patties. Instructable should be forthcoming. ------------------------------------------ We're so excited about the notion of a fried foods contest, that tomorrow will be Fried Day at Instructables HQ. Randofo brought in a pair of deep fryers, I'm bringing in some liquid nitrogen, and everybody's bringing something to plunge into the hot oil. Some ideas we're kicking around: deep fried cupcake deep fried oreo cryo-fried meats fried chicken with an unusual crust fruits I'm particularly excited to play with the cryo-frying technique I first learned of from the series of Modernist Cuisine videos circulating on Youtube. In cryo-frying, you flash freeze the exterior of fully-cooked food, then deep fry to brown the outside without overcooking the interior. But don't take my word for it. Because you can watch these inspirational videos for yourself: So, anybody have any great ideas for the Fried Foods contest? Are we missing anything awesome?  

Topic by wilgubeast 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Farewell my robot army

Dear Everyone (and you know who you are), The time we've spent together has been unforgettable and I think you're really swell, but I'm afraid it's time for me to move on now.  You've always been there for me, supporting my every effort, from cheeseburger salads and microwave cakes to turning Care Bears into a coat.  I love you for that. While in your tender, sometimes tempestuous, embrace, I've grown and blossomed from a green intern to the editor of your food and living channels, and you've rewarded me with your support, comments, and continuous inspiration.  But now it is time for me to spread my wings and move on to new territories.  I will always appreciate everything you've done for me.  I will still be here, lurking in the forums, popping up in your recent feed, featuring your awesome projects, and occasionally feeding you a new recipe of epically unhealthy proportions or gratuitously kitten-themed craft project.  So this is cheerio, but not goodbye. I hold all of you in my heart, and I am not going far.  You will find me just across the internet at Betabrand.com, turning a new group of people's ridiculous concepts into ridiculously popular products and trends, just as we always have here. So be prepared for a stream of disco-fabric and other related Instructables as I transition into my new role managing the Thinktank division and test out new product ideas.  I promise not to stop making cupcakes, or putting bacon where it doesn't belong.  Be well, do good, and keep making awesome projects. All the best, Sarah

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Souped Up: Projects to Make Everything Better [Book]

No, it’s not about soup. Souped Up is a paperback full of projects that turned something average into something super. For sale on Amazon, Souped Up features projects from BrittLiv, crapsoup, giovannire, among many other wonderful contributors. This book features work from across the site, with awesome recipes right alongside rocket sleds and kitty crack. If your project was chosen for the book, you’ll receive a free copy and a free year of pro membership. Because you’re a longtime Instructables fan (an assumption I’m making since you’re reading our forums), you’re probably not the target audience for these books. You’ve seen the projects before, commented on them, favorited them, and know where to go if you need instructions. These are more for those of you whose parents don’t quite get what you mean when you talk about Instructables, who have a friend who’d love the site but isn’t really an internet person, or are parents looking to trick their tweens into becoming scientists and engineers by leaving this book around the house and giving them tools and hardware store money. So buy one. Give it to someone you love. Or give it to someone who you kind of like, but who you’re just not ready to have the “DIY talk” with yet. You know that strange conversation where two people connect over a craft and go back and forth talking about tools and techniques and current or future projects? At first it can be tough to broach the subject of DIY with sort-of cool acquaintances, because you can never be sure how someone will respond to your unbridled enthusiasm about yarn, welding equipment, or cupcake frosting methods. But prime them with a book this awesome, and you’re bound to have someone to geek out with over glue guns or Arduino sketches.

Topic by wilgubeast 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


(newsletter) VHS Toaster, Fuzzy Math, Solar-Powered DS Lite...

Feb 19, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to win a laser cutter? The Epilog Challenge is now open: enter any awesome project with a green twist, and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest closes for entries this Sunday! Enter your best recipe for a sweet treat and win some fabulous handmade gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!The winners of the Stay Warm Contest have been announced! See who won! We're in the running for the best Classic site in the SXSW People's Choice Awards!Vote for us! Make a VHS Video Toaster by lemonie Make a Solar-Powered DS Lite by dark sponge Lemon Pound Cake by bigwhitebear18 Breadboard Basics for Absolute Beginners by Cew27 Win a laser cutter! Closes for entries on Sunday! Laptop Bag for Your Netbook by kathleenhenri Key Bottle Opener by menteral Water Rocket Parachute System by air.command Indoor DWC Hydroponics System by LancePenney Featured question from the new Answers section: How do you get a shipping container certified to legally live in? Asked in Offbeat by sensoryhouse Body Casting and Chocolate Molding by MissChiff Fuzzy Math by j_l_larson Repair Plastic Eyeglass Frames by Dmitri Monk Steampunk Flying Helmet by greensteam See who won! Roast it, brew it, ice it, and much more! Super Simple Beginners Robot! by BIGBUG Optical Illusion - Two Lines by DoubleVision Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes Easily by starshipminivan Handyman's Valentine Screw-Nut Rings by Taotaoba Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Jayefuu as Instructables' Artist in Residence

Thursday saw the end of two of the most fun filled months of my life. Since the beginning of February I've been an artist in residence at Instructables' office in San Francisco. First impressions? The office was unlike any I'd ever visited or heard of. An open plan 2nd floor office above a deli and a night club on 2nd street, Instructables' headquarters is home to a team of 25 young and enthusiastic staff. It's not like your average software company either, no desk is the same and each is covered in or surrounded by a mix of complete and incomplete projects, or is in itself a project. Those above mentioned staff are all friendly. The office has the same tight knit community feeling that I have felt part of as a non-staff member using the site. As an artist in residence I was given no direction other than to be creative and pursue and finish projects that interested me. The environment was hugely beneficial as a maker. At home I feel that I have to explain why I want to make something. “But you can buy that!” I am often told. At Instructables I was surrounded by people who understand that making is a passion, that it's important and ideas quickly develop and grow as enthusiastic friends chime in with over the top but all too often adopted suggestions to improve projects in progress or create new projects. There doesn't need to be a reason to create something to amuse, educate or just show off. While in residence I worked on a bubble machine, a giant chess set to play in Eric and Christy's kitchen, an improved laser cut jenga pistol, a cupcake decorating stencil, several educational instructables as well as writing Perl to simplify several tedious admin tasks performed by the editors. My most used tool was the laser cutter. If I had to choose a favourite new skill that I learned, I'd be hard pressed to choose between the skills I developed with a DSLR and lighting, and how to drive a forklift. The best piece of insider information I picked up.... I know who the next artist in residence will be! Given a chance, I'll definitely be back. I love the staff, I love the city and the nearby climbing is exceptional! James

Topic by Jayefuu 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago