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Weekly Wrap Up- A Bathroom Made of Chocolate & History of Chicken Nuggets

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:

Info: A Professor Gave Us the Chicken Nugget

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How did compact little bits of chicken aka the chicken nugget, become a picky eaters most asked for food? Surprisingly, it had nothing to do with fast food companies, and all to do with a visionary Cornell professor who saw a need to drive the demand of chicken. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: An All Chocolate Bathroom

Photo: Bathrooms.com

Photo: Bathrooms.com

When you think of an endless supply of chocolate, I bet your mind didn’t go to an endless supply of chocolate in the form of bathroom fixtures. Right? But a company decided to create such a thing to play off keywords “bathroom sweet” (aka bathroom suite) that kept popping up in searches. Crazy, outlandish, delicious? Read more.

 

How-To: Modeling Chocolate Cake Topper

Photo: Cake Journal

Photo: Cake Journal

Simple and yet so utterly cute, who knew chocolate and YOU could create such a thing? This DIY tutorial from Cake Journal has super easy instructions to recreate this exact cake topper. Bring this to your next shindig and I’ll bet you’ll be the talk of the party! Read more.

 

Tip: Daily Allotment of Fruits & Vegetables

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

When you strive to eat in a balanced way, sometimes it’s hard to judge exactly how many grapes one should eat, or even cherry tomatoes. This visual representation of the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables is not only wonderful to help showcase what we’re supposed to be eating, but inspiring to make us want to do so. Read more.

 

Inspiration: A Beautiful Time Lapse of Food

 

 

In the rush to get dinner on the table, sometimes we overlook the sheer beauty of the ingredients put before us. Slow down, sip, and savor your coffee or beverage of choice as you watch this utterly gorgeous time lapse video. Watch now.

 

Product: Cinnabon Baking Kit

Photo: Carlos Garcia/Business Wire

Photo: Carlos Garcia/Business Wire

As many of us walk through airports or even malls, the aroma of cinnamon wafting through the air is enough to make our knees for weak for Cinnabon. To bring that magic of cinnamon and icing home with you, Cinnabon has now teamed up with Walmart to bring home a taste of delicious. Learn more.

 

News: Rebranding the Demand for Crumbs Bake Shop 

Photo Courtesy: AP

Photo Courtesy: AP

It seems as if the cult-like following of Crumbs Bake Shop has not slowed the recent misfortune of bankruptcy. Coming back strong, Crumbs has gained court approval to reopen, and with new management and ideas to see their cupcakes in grocery stores, sweet things are on the horizon. 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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