A Brilliance of Form: NYC Spaghetti.

by Chris Gardner

Packaging 9

At the end of the day, they're still just noodles...but what student Alex Creamer has empowered this pasta to do? Simply incredible.

"I created this spaghetti packaging for a university project last year. The brief was to package one of 5 difficult items i.e. eggs, a rose, custard powder, spaghetti or marbles. I chose spaghetti. The spaghetti sits on a 3d model of the chrysler building that was modelled on CAD by my friend Ben Thorpe. And then modelled out of high density foam at uni. Creating a spaghetti model of the Chrysler building!"

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Homemade Candy Corn Recipe.

by Chris Gardner


Candy corn's the kinda thing that divides loved one's right down the middle. Either you hate it, or you love it. And like all good things, if you love it, you should make it. And like those very all good things, the homemade version tastes even better.


1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring

What's your favorite thing to do with candy corn. Me? I combines 'em with peanuts. Tastes just like a Payday.

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Halloween How-To: Vampire Blood Lollipops.

by Chris Gardner


Whether or not you care about the influx of vampire art/literature/tv/films over the last few years, you can't deny the sugary excellence that is these "bloody" lollipops. Make 'em for your party, for Trick-or-Treaters, or for yourself!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • red food coloring
  • white lollipops stick - you can find them at your local craft store.

Check out the technique!

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Before/After: Greasy Green to White Matelasse

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-29

In order to save big bucks this time around, one of my Beginning Upholstery students picked up this greasy green La-Z-Boy swivel rocker in hopes of transforming it into a pristine white matlasse' nursery rocker for her 2nd baby. She was well aware of all issues surrounding white, newborn baby and the amount of time spent in the rocker. See what you think of her first big upholstery project which she took home just one week before baby arrived. 

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