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Weekly Wrap Up- You’ve Been Cutting Cake All Wrong

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Taste Test: Frozen Waffle vs. Frozen Waffle

Stacked against one another, which frozen waffle reigned supreme?

Stacked against one another, which frozen waffle reigned supreme?

There’s nothing like getting Brand X home and finding out it is terrible. Luckily for you there’s taste testers out there who do the “heavy lifting” and trialing for you so you don’t waste time, money or even freezer space. The team over at Epicurious sat down recently and put frozen waffle brands to the test. Which one rocked the taste test? Read more.

 

Tip: You’ve Been Cutting Cake All Wrong

Stale cake is such a catastrophe. Don’t become victim again to it. Simply put down your knife, watch and learn.

 

Shenanigans: The £1,000 Doughnut

It looks like a present fit for royalty, but alas it's just the world's most expensive fried piece of dough all gussied up. Photo: Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

It looks like a present fit for royalty, but alas it’s just the world’s most expensive fried piece of dough all gussied up. Photo: Colin Bridges / Krispy Kreme

BuzzFeed clearly had the description right, “It’s made of champagne, looks like a spaceship, and costs £1,000.” What? Edible gold, vintage alcohol, edible diamonds and more gold; it’s not JUST a doughnut, it’s also an expensive trip to the ladies (or men’s) room. Read more.

 

News: Gun Range Gets a Liquor License

A night out for the boys can now include shooting and... a frosty brew all in one location. Photo: Wilshire Guns

A night out for the boys can now include shooting and a frosty brew all in one location. Photo: Wilshire Guns

On the surface, guns and alcohol, terrible idea. But then how did this Oklahoma gun range get a liquor license? Well, it looks like you have to do your drinking AFTER you shoot. Quite a marvelous concept for the men who need to blow off some steam and who want to have a good time. Read more.

 

Technology: The Remote Control Kitchen

Stuck in traffic? Push a button and start dropping ingredients into you pot to have dinner ready when you get home.

Stuck in traffic? Push a button and start dropping ingredients into you pot to have dinner ready when you get home.

The Collaborative Cooking Project put together the idea of being able to cook from any location in your home or around the world. Sounds a little crazy, but then again technology is the way of the world now. Whether you’re stuck in traffic or unable to get away from a conference call to manage dinner on the stove, this new invention may have some actual usefulness in today’s world. Read more.

 

Product: Vend Your Way to Rice

Out of rice? Get it from a vending machine.

Out of rice? Get it from a vending machine.

In today’s world we desire having everything at our fingertips in a mere instant. What’s more is that our foods are going that way. Yes convenience stores may be a thing of our childhood, but vending machines are becoming the next new thing. Serving up frozen yogurt to the latest- steamed rice, what will they think of next?  Learn more.

 

Science: Troubling New Study on Marketing Tactics Using Chocolate

Can the bad things like cigarettes be covered up with good like chocolate and end up good?

Can the bad things like cigarettes be covered up with good like chocolate and end up good?

Just because something sounds good, doesn’t mean it’s good. The findings of a new study on electronic cigarettes has learned that enticing flavors are enticing more than just adults. Teens may be more tempted to end up trying or forming habits around electronic cigarettes thanks to the choices available. Sadly this means that not all chocolate and chocolate flavored things are good. Learn more.

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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