Turn a Radish into a Power-Up Mushroom in Seconds [Food Hacks]

10 Sep
By Rosa Golijan, 8:30 AM on Sun Sep 6 2009, 48,013 views (Edit, to draft, Slurp)

Why not amuse and charm your party guests by garnishing a few dishes with these easy-to-make Mario-style Power-Up Mushrooms made of radishes? You might not get any extra lives, but there’s some serious geek cred in this food hack.

This project is fairly simple. What you’ll do is:

  • Make a shallow cut around the circumference of the radish
  • Make four cuts from the stem end to the line made by the first cut to create a square base
  • Trim the base until it is cylindrical
  • Make some very shallow, circular slices into the “head” portion of the mushroom to create the white spots
  • Grab some dark food coloring and add eyes to your creation (Or use seaweed as the original creator does!)

Confused? Check out Anna the Red’s Bento Factory, a wonderful meal-themed blog for more detailed pictures and instructions, but before you go, tell us: Do you have any geeky or video game themed food hacks? Or perhaps some clever creations to amuse and entertain visitors? Share your tricks and include pictures if you can. Thanks, Jesus!

How to Make a Radish Mushroom [Anna the Red’s Bento Factory via GameOvr via BuzzFeed]

You’ve gotta appreciate the little things in life.

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