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.


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...




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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