Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Come here, sausage. I take you with ketchup!*

It's Saturday night and you're on a date. Your list of supplies include:
  • A gallon of vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Assorted cookies
  • Gummy snacks
  • Knives, spoons, tweezers, forks, etc.

You stand before your pallet


And contemplate it's fate.



The answer seems so clear to your mind. It's a gallon of very cold ice-cream, and you just so happen to have an obsession with those adorable, flightless, Sphenisciformes...penguins, people. Ice cream = cold, penguins = gluttons for coldness, and ice-cream penguin = genius.

In case you haven't gathered, Saturday night I went on a date with Aaron, and after dinner our activity was ice-cream sculpting. Pretty much my main contribution (as I lack any artistic talent) was deciding what we should make and I chose penguin (are you really surprised?). So we Googled up some penguins and this guy became our inspiration, our student model if you will.


I have named him Frank.

After that we got to work cutting out the body and using the remains to make the head. Aaron used an exact-o knife to cut out the feet from cookies.

And before long we had a Frank-clone (named: Clone-Frank) right before out eyes!

This is before arms/wings and before we attempted to use chocolate sprinkles on the head and chin strap. My favorite part is the melted ice-cream on the board, looks like Clone-Frank was malting.

Even after sticking Clone-Frank back into the freezer a few times we couldn't slow down the melting ice-cream and its honey-like viscosity, as Clone-Frank's face was ravaged and deformed. The chocolate sprinkles didn't stand a chance, the gummy snack eyes were next. The nose however, stood it's ground...or should I say its face? Aaron and I contemplated sticking him back in the freezer, but then thought better. Clone-Frank had met his life expectancy and we were now to eat.

Aaron thought it would be best to just go in with a knife.

Amazingly thought, Clone-Frank's throat bubbled slightly and sealed off the incision. I think we underestimated the regenerative powers of ice-cream...and Clone-Frank's for that matter. Sensing that this was possibly like Highlander, Aaron cut Clone-Frank's head off (seeing as how this is a family-friendly blog I will not post the horrendous pictures).

For those of you wondering how I handled the chocolate conundrum, fear not. Clone-Frank's backside was nothing but pure vanilla goodness.


Photo taken before Clone-Frank's demise

Ice-Cream Penguin, it can be done, it should be done.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

ice cream sculpting...I may have to try that.

Here in Idaho we make ice cream potatoes...shape the ice cream like a potato, roll it in cocoa powder, slice like a baked potato, add whipped cream for sour cream and nuts for bacon bits. you can add choco sauce for cheese sauce...if you're of that mind set :) not as creative as a penguin though!

Katie H said...

I'm so impressed. Honestly. Good penguin!

Joanna and Ben said...

you're nuts, I love you

Sarah said...

HA HA HA Awesome Penguin!

Amber Lanae- said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA


OH Jessica...I can't stop laughing. Where do I even start?!

*Happy Feet

Vanessa said...

Bahaha. This is hilarious! Penguins are my fav. & frank is quite adorable!

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