Impressively Realistic LEGO Cake Bites That Look Just Like The Iconic Toy Bricks

For LEGO fans, learn how to make these impressively realistic LEGO cake bites, that look just like the popular plastic building bricks.

To make these LEGO cake bites, Jasmin Fine of 1 Fine Cookie, uses a baked cake, frosting, white chocolate with oil candy coloring or candy melts, toothpicks, and a LEGO ice cube mold.

She fills the mold with the colored melted chocolate, making sure that they fill up every cavity completely before adding the cake, and filling it up with chocolate again.

Head over here for the full recipe, or learn to make these LEGO cake pop.

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Nikon Awards Prize To Poorly Photoshopped Image, Parody Memes & Criticism Ensue

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Instagram images of airplanes caught flying perfectly bordered by architectural structures aren’t uncommon.

To photograph such a visual either means you were tremendously lucky, or more often than not, that image is photoshopped.

When Nikon announced Singaporean Chay Yu Wei as the winner of one of its photography contests on Facebook dated 29 January, the brand had no clue that this winning image pictured above–comprising an airplane flawlessly bounded by a ladder in Chinatown, Singapore–was altered.

It didn’t take long for photographers to call out the modified visual before spoof memes began to appear.

Some commenters also referenced a similar photo found on Instagram account ‘leeyikkeat’ that had appeared many weeks prior to Yu Wei’s submitted image. Yu Wei had originally published the photo in question to his Instagram account ‘yuuuuuwei’. It has not been confirmed if Yu Wei had used the aforementioned photo as inspiration.

Nikon has since removed the announcement on Facebook and withdrawn Yu Wei’s entry into the contest. The prize for the winning photo was a Nikon trolley bag. Yu Wei has also issued a public apology on his Instagram.

Responses to this gaffe has been mixed. What began as fun spoof memes turned into harsh comments targeted towards both Nikon and Yu Wei. Others such as photographer and digital artist Mezame Shashin-ka has voiced out that it’s unnecessary to blow the situation out of proportion.

Several of the parody memes, as well as responses from Nikon, Yu Wei, Mezame Shashin-ka and other members of the public can be found below.

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Chinatown, SingaporeCamera: Adobe PhotoshopShutter Speed: 1/1X10^100Aperture: f0.bullshit

Posted by Tom Ignatius on Sunday, January 31, 2016

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We have heard your comments and feedback on this, and you are right – we should not compromise standards even for a…

Posted by Nikon on Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Dear fans,We are heartened that the community is so passionate about maintaining the highest standards of pure…

Posted by Nikon on Sunday, January 31, 2016

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Hello everyone, This goes out to everyone who has seen my Chinatown plane post. I'm sorry! This is going to be quite a read so that's the first thing I would like you to read if you don't have time to read below; I would like to apologize for the mistake I have done. I've been quiet so far because I've been trying to contact Nikon and have been waiting for them to contact me back to discuss about this. I understand that what I would say might affect Nikon's brand hence I decided to wait for their advice. However, since more than 24 hours have passed and I have not managed to have discussions with Nikon, I think I shouldn't wait and it's important for me to come out to address this issue. Like one user commented, I was on a photo walk in Chinatown and I chanced upon that set of ladders. I snapped a picture of it, and subsequently felt that a plane at that spot would make for an interesting point of view. Hence, I inserted the plane with PicsArt and uploaded it to Instagram. That's how I use Instagram, sometime it's to showcase the work I'm proud of, sometimes just to have fun. This case, that small plane was just for fun and it was not meant to bluff anyone. I would have done it with photoshop if I really meant to lie about it, but no, it was a playful edit using the PicsArt app and uploaded to Instagram. When my friends commented with some questions, I also answered it jokingly, saying it's the last flight of the day and saying it was my lucky day that I did not wait too long. At that time, of course everyone who read it took it as a joke, before this issue arrived and it is taken seriously. However, I made a mistake by not keeping it to Instagram as a casual social media platform. I crossed the line by submitting the photo for a competition. I meant it as a joke and I'm really sorry to Nikon for disrespecting the competition. It is a mistake and I shouldn't have done that. I also shouldn't have jokingly answered Nikon that I caught the plane in mid-air and should have just clarified that the plane was edited in using PicsArt. This is my fault and I sincerely apologise to Nikon, to all Nikon Photographers, and to the photography community as general.

A photo posted by Yu Wei (@yuuuuuwei) on Jan 30, 2016 at 5:06am PST

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Recently, Nikon announced the winner of a photography contest whereby an Instagrammer, Yu Wei, took a photo while…

Posted by The Art of Mezame on Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Fun, Jenga-Like Game Involves Stacking Geometric Animals In Creative Ways

This new game is like a trippy animal version of Jenga.

To play ‘Fabulous Beasts’, one to five players take turns to add animals onto a balancing tower. The game simultaneously interacts with a digital landscape on a tablet or smartphone, with their unique sensing platform that becomes your “digital ecosystem”. Players will be essentially building new worlds with each geometric-shaped pieces they carefully balance on top of each other. When the tower collapses, the game is over.

Inspired by a desire to create a game that was accessible to all ages, ‘Fabulous Beasts’ is created by an experienced team of game designers, artists, and engineers which include Alex Fleetwood of design studio Hide&Seek and George Buckenham of Wild Rumpus.

The complex shapes of each animal piece and the diverse range of towers they can produce make the game stand out, after a year of play-testing and development. The companion digital app is compatible with Android and Apple smartphones and tablets.

Watch the video below or visit their Kickstarter campaign for more information.

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‘DadBod Ken’: Should Mattel Launch New Ken Dolls With Realistic Body Types?



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Last week, Mattel launched its new line of Barbie dolls with realistic body types.

While the internet focused on ‘#TheDollsEvolves’ line, some Twitter users had diverted the attention to Ken, the boyfriend of Barbie, who is still seen with his chiseled and unrealistic body.

Most of them asked for a “Dad Bod” version of Ken, calling for a new line that will better represent the beauty standards of men.

What do you think—should Mattel launch a new line of Ken dolls too?

Scroll down to see what people are saying on Twitter.

Curvy #Barbie? That's good. Now, where's #DadBod Ken?

— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) January 28, 2016

#barbie where is fat ken? where is short nerdy ken? where is tall lanky ken?

— Ubiquitousidiot (@ubiquitousidiot) January 28, 2016

When will @Barbie agree to make a dadbod Ken? Put a stop to impossible male beauty standards. https://t.co/KzQDK9v6SF

— Tom Buchanan (@tmbuchanan2) January 28, 2016

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Infographic: Workplace Customs From Around The World

Did you know that in Egypt, business meetings are never scheduled on Friday because it’s considered a day of rest?

Learn more about other business customs around the world with the following infographic by Suddath Workplace.

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Miniature Paper Skeletons Of Dinosaurs, Monsters That You Can Assemble At Home

Brooklyn-based shop Tinysaurs has created DIY paper model kits that allow you to recreate dinosaur and monster skeletons, small enough to sit in the palm of your hand.

Each kit takes roughly 20 to 30 minutes to assemble, and they stand at one to two inches tall. There are also deluxe kits available, which come with tweezers, glue and a magnifier to help you construct the models, and a hand-blown glass display dome for you to house your creation in.

Apart from dinosaurs like the Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl and T-Rex, there are also miniature kits for assembling mythical creatures like the Medusa, Minotaur, and angels, as well as human skeletons.

Check them out below, and head here to get these charming little kits.

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‘Reasons Why I Love Him’ Celebrate The Odd, Endearing Quirks Of Happy Couples

Landysh Akhmetzyanova of Lingvistov has just published a new series titled ‘21 Reasons Why I Love Him’, complementary to the ‘21 Reasons Why I Love Her’ we previously featured.

She has illustrated some of the odd, yet endearing quirks that couples may relate to, from a woman’s point of view. For example, she may love her partner because “He eats what I cook” and “He’s the best at mending things”.

Compiled into an A5 book, her hilarious illustrations will make a perfect gift for boyfriends and husbands alike this Valentine’s Day.

You can purchase the books here.

Check out some excerpts from the book below.

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Artist Creates Detailed, Playful Cat Portraits Using Different Types Of Coffee



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Inspired by the warm and textured tones of her daily cup of coffee, Moscow-based artist Elena Efremova makes use of the beverage to create detailed, playful portraits of cats for her creative series of paintings called Coffee Cats.

Experimenting with the flavors found in different brews, each of Efremova’s portraits reveal the distinct colors and characteristics of coffee types like americano, cappucino and macchiato that are brought to life in the form of the various personalities that the beautiful felines take on.

Check out some of her coffee-based paintings below and view more here.



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Image via Elena Efremova



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Image via Elena Efremova

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