The highly, um, instructive site Instructables allows the crafty and handy among us to post show-and-tells of their various creations. I’m neither crafty nor handy, but I loved looking at how creative and inventive people can get—especially in the food section.
There’s the one showing you how to modify your toaster and decorate your toast with retro images of arcade art. Another explains how to build and bake an erupting volcanic cake. Still another offers a step-by-step on how to burn yourself with Big Red gum, which is category-tagged as both “Food” and “Not Liable.”
However, my favorite by far was the “instructable” that shows how to create your own carbonited Han Solo chocolate bar. The creator, FreakCitySF, explains:
This is an instructable on how to make your own mold for chocolate. I happened to have the idea of making a Han Solo in carbonite chocolate bar as well as a life mask of my mom! The life mask was my mom’s birthday/mother’s day present, Han Solo will be my brothers b-day present.
To do this at home, this is what you will need:
Han Solo star wars action figure (just the carbonite toy)
Glue gun with a few sticks
food grade silicone ( if you ever wish to use food products in the mold, otherwise regular silicone will work)
There are step-by-step photos and explanations to walk you through the entire process.
When you run your curser over the final image, you get the quote, “You may have been a good smuggler, but now you’re dark chocolate.” To which any Star Wars fan should shriek, “I’ll take chocolate over bantha fodder any day!”