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The Chocolate You

Life Sized Chocolate Figures of Yourself.
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Gifts for friends, or dessert for disturbed narcissists. A service which will dip you into some kind of appropriate goo which will harden into a mold, and then fashion hollow chocolate figures or other confections from it. You could be dipped nude for very close friends, or decently covered for more distant ones. They could keep your mold in storage in order to crank out future commissions at a substantial discount.

There should be a way of doing this that would require you be dipped in melted chocolate, but I haven't been able to think of it yet.

In the spirit of the day, I will add that deathmasks could serve the same purpose.

Monkfish, Oct 31 2000

Z Corporation http://www.zcorp.com/
Makers of 3D printers that use a cellulose/starch powder. [egnor, Oct 31 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

I wonder if these folks can work with chocolate instead of plastic? http://www.andgor.c...alized_figures.html
Personalized Action Figures [half, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       What would it mean if I bit out its eyes and screamed, "Stop staring at me!"?   

       You know those rapid prototyping devices that let you build structures out of layers of resin, plastic, or ice? Someone should make a chocolate or sugar version.
centauri, Oct 31 2000
  

       It might work better to scan you and make a miniature version (the full-size version would be an awful lot of chocolate, and rather disturbing to boot).   

       There is an RP machine that works on starch. I'll try to find a link.
egnor, Nov 01 2000
  

       Hmm. No deal. It should be allow you to truthfully say things like "Baby, I was dipped naked in hot plaster for you." Most of the appeal, to my mind, lies in the vision of silly naked people being dipped into giant vats of hot goo by mechanical pincers which grip them by the nose or heel.   

       Admittedly, more lucid minds would find your idea much more appealing and useful.   

       It's quite true that the amount of chocolate involved would create problems for your average recipient. On the other hand, the impression you would create by showing up for a first date with one would be worth any inconvenience. And there are always parties.
Monkfish, Nov 01 2000
  

       I'm told the RP starch models taste even worse than corn-starch packing peanuts.   

       In the old days, when heroes walked the earth, goddesses dipped them naked into fire! Into the life-blood of dragons! And look how badly that turned out. Chocolate's good enough for me.
hello_c, Nov 01 2000
  

       My dear, old mother once made a chocolate cake that looked like a hedgehog and filled it with half-set jelly. When you stuck a knife in it, a very satisfying red ooze leaked from the wound. I'm sure that you can all think of someone you'd like to be able to do that to.
DrBob, Nov 03 2000
  

       I think this is the coolest idea ever.. I would definately do this.. and just because the chocolate is melted doesnt mean it is that hot.. ( i wonder if they could use my body but then add extra chocolate in the .... ummm... chest area? )
batgirl, Nov 17 2000
  

       Would have to be marshmallow with a thin coating of chocolate for the realism...
StarChaser, Nov 18 2000
  

       The mold would be of plastic, but the goods of chocolate. You would not have to become filthy.
Vance, Jan 30 2001
  

       hello_c: but what if I like the taste of cornstarch packing peanuts?
nick_n_uit, Mar 01 2001
  

       anything that links me and chocolate im happy about
ellemay, Jul 04 2001
  

       Fill mine with fudge, please.
phoenix, Dec 06 2001
  

       As long as it is Scharffen-Berger 70%
bristolz, Dec 06 2001
  

       70% what?
phoenix, Dec 06 2001
  

       [phoenix]: The percentage, by weight, of the combined amounts of cacao bean and cocoa butter in chocolate. The other 30% is sugar, vanilla, etc. The lower the percentage, the sweeter the chocolate. 70% is bittersweet.
bristolz, Dec 07 2001
  

       Bittersweet. That's me!   

       And I do like dark chocolate...
phoenix, Dec 07 2001
  

       You'd love SB, then, phoenix
bristolz, Dec 07 2001
  

       Dr. Bob, you sure you didn't just see that on a chickflick called 'Steel Magnolias?'
RayfordSteele, Feb 25 2002
  

       mmmm, chocolate. chocolate half-bakers - there's an idea.
po, Jan 02 2003
  

       Little chocolate halfbakers maybe. (link)
half, Jan 02 2003
  

       yes, our children could play with us, when we are *busy* baking.
po, Jan 02 2003
  

       A friend of mine had some pictures of a young lady covered in chocloate...   

       I'd better go see if I managed to steal those or not then.
ye_river_xiv, Apr 06 2007
  
      
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