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Fun With Food by K, Jellybean of Thark, Lincøln, river

May 10th, 2008 12:19 AM / Location: 34.124324,-118.1796

INSTRUCTIONS: Play with your food.

Lincoln had an idea to do some task, and make it pretty epic and grand, but looking through the tasks, couldn't figure out which task it would be. It was River who both thought of the idea of doing this particular task and also the idea of making a giant, edible, Candyland™ game made from real candy. The K agreed. So off we went to get some candy! Yay!

This is (most) all of the materials we used in the making of the game:

Cake MixFrostingSweetheartsSweet Factory goodsChocolate Graham CrackersHoney Graham CrackersPeanutsM&Ms
Chocolate for the swamp.Rainbow TwizzlersM&MsSprinklesStarburstLolli Pops


There was a consensus to start the project off by laying out the Starburst® trail on a large surface to see just how big the game board would be.
The layout

Then, after measuring the size of the projected board, we baked three and a third cakes, and these were the biggest cakes I've ever baked before. Just one was big, but putting all of them together was making a veritable giant cake. River did all of the mixing and baking.
Mixing the cake.
Although The K helped out a bit.
K helped too.

Then all that was left to do was assemble the thing. A few photos were taken at this stage. They are here:
Cakes bakedStep 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8

Then the game was complete!
Candyland!

Then we invited our dear friend C.M. to come and play the finished product.

But first we made him help us make the cards.
C.M. arrives
Then we played. I video taped all 21 minutes of the game, but cannot figure out a way to get the video off of my camera let alone onto this interweb page. So here's a snippet of poor quality audio of the game.


It should be noted that The K won the game. By a lot.





When it came time to eat the game after it had served it's purpose and we sucked every last bit of fun out of it, we started off timidly.
Dipping a lollipop in frosting
But then it came time to really go at it and show that candy who was boss.
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Nom nom nom
It wasn't pretty gingerbread men lost their heads. It was a massacre.
Decapitated gingerbread man.
After the first volley the terrain was in ruins.
After the first salvo.
After the next few assaults, nothing was left except for scorched earth.
The devastation is nearly complete.
Until there was hardly anything left at all.
Last man standing.

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posted by anna one on May 10th, 2008 12:36 AM

Wow.

Here's an update!
posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 10th, 2008 1:21 AM

If there's one thing I like, it's close up macro photography of food. That is what you will find I have added.

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posted by GYØ Ben on May 10th, 2008 1:30 AM

holyshit. EPIC!

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posted by done on May 10th, 2008 2:07 AM

Are you eating the game?

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posted by The Raconteur on May 11th, 2008 11:43 PM

Yes. Did you hear about Mortimer Snerd?

Hahahahahaha.
posted by Loki on May 10th, 2008 2:32 AM

I say again, "ha."

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posted by Scarlett on May 10th, 2008 3:17 AM

This is unutterably charming.

I am so hungry. And charmed.

The completions these days are making me vote more than I ever have in the past.
posted by Ink Tea on May 10th, 2008 7:03 AM

Dude. Sweet.

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posted by Vena Nightmare on May 10th, 2008 7:24 AM

Candyland is my favorite game. I'm just sitting here going yuuuuum!

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posted by Figment Lattery on May 10th, 2008 8:40 AM

I can't imagine a better completion of this task. Hooray! (Also, hooray for macro food pictures.)

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posted by done on May 10th, 2008 11:47 AM

I want you to document the eating! Please!
Eat it!



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posted by Lincøln on May 10th, 2008 11:49 AM

We're going to eat it today. We shall document.

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posted by done on May 10th, 2008 11:54 AM

hooray!


I already know that this is gonna be my favorite part of the task!

Please document detailed!!!

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posted by Ink Tea on May 10th, 2008 9:23 PM

Also, please document your dentistry bills! Honestly, it reminds me of my youth, and the stomach aches we'd get eating sweets and watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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posted by .thatskarobot on May 10th, 2008 2:05 PM

You made me drop jaw.

I can't think of anything to say, other than congratulations. This was a great completion.

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posted by Rather Dashing on May 10th, 2008 6:04 PM

freaking epic!

lincoln, the good ideas factory called. They're running out of you. =O

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posted by Lincøln on May 11th, 2008 11:32 PM

UPDATE!

We ate the game. It was delicious.



(River ate none of it. She claimed the smell of all of that vanilla cake and frosting made her sick from the beginning, and sampling the candy during it's construction left her feeling like if she never tasted another piece of candy again, that'd be OK. K and Lincoln do not share this opinion)

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posted by done on May 12th, 2008 12:25 AM

How much of it did you eat? half?

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posted by Lincøln on May 12th, 2008 1:05 AM

We ate about half of the candy, and about a sixteenth of the cake. I bagged everything that wasn't eaten and brought it home because the dining room table had to be used for dining once again. I will eat it all eventually. But right now I feel very very sick. I feel like there is sugar behind my eyes and in the back of my throat crawling up my nose.

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posted by done on May 12th, 2008 2:41 AM

That's brave!
thank you. the pics are great!

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posted by Scarlett on May 12th, 2008 2:30 AM

I want to vote *again*. In large part for the Trogdor reference.

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posted by Loki on May 16th, 2008 11:42 PM

I'd vote again for the last photo alone.

That's not to say that burnination ain't voteworthy.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 12th, 2008 7:25 AM

Hey, my green mans survived!

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posted by Beta Orionis on May 17th, 2008 9:48 PM

Delicioso!

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posted by rongo rongo on May 19th, 2008 12:38 PM

The construction is top notch but the destruction/consumption makes it even more special.

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posted by Minch on May 20th, 2008 8:02 AM

sweet jesus.... i want to eat your game too!

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posted by lefthandedsnail on July 2nd, 2008 5:28 PM

Topping the list of things that I have learned about myself in my first few days here: I like step by step photos. A lot.
It's like an improvisational comic book or an instruction manual for awesome.

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posted by Crazy Child on July 9th, 2008 10:13 AM

Freakin' amazing. Also, I really want some candy now. Mmmmm sugary goodness

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posted by Pamda Bhaer on July 19th, 2008 2:30 PM

I really love this. My paper/cardboard/plastic Candyland set seems so incredibly dull now.