Wednesday, August 19, 2009

waffles and ice cream cones

At every ice cream parlour, they often offer you a choice of either having the ice cream in a paper cup, or in a cone. and i make sure i ALWAYS pick the latter.

without a moment of hesitation too. :P

well there's a number of reasons why i do that.

firstly, both choices are the same price, so why would i pick something that i can't eat as opposed to the cone? secondly, after licking up all that gooey sweet messy ice cream, its a real treat to crunch down on a well-toasted, delicious-smelling biscuit. :)

i've got to say, the man/woman who first paired ice cream with biscuits, and came up with the ingenious conical edible container that ice cream cones are, i applaud you! :)

plain ice cream cones, made with polymer clay by me. measuring at 1.3cm long and 0.5cm wide.

but i could pop a zillion of these 12th scale ones, and i'll never even taste the goodness in them! :P

next up, a more costly sidekick of ice cream, waffles!

since i've already waxed lyrical about ice cream cones, let's be fair to waffles too eh. haha.

i've always been kinda proud about my way of eating ice cream with waffles (i think it's not very innovative though).

i used to feel that it was a messy affair to balance ice cream on top of the piping waffles, and it was just awkward eating ice cream with a knife and fork (which is how the waffle cafes in singapore serve the dish with).

well that was UNTIL..

i discovered there's a much easier (and very delicious) way to eat ice cream with waffles.

for uninterested readers, you may ignore the chunk of paragraph below!

step 1: use knife and slide between ice cream and waffle, and place ice cream on plate away from waffle. this is to prevent the ice cream from melting due to the warm waffles.

step 2: use fork to break a tiny part of ice cream away.

step 3: put ice cream in one of the many craters of the waffle. smooth it over with fork/knife.

step 4: cut off that portion of the waffle. and DEVOUR! :)

plain waffles of various sizes and shapes, in 12th scale entirely made with polymer clay by me.

clover-shaped waffles, measuring at 1.4cm from end to end.

cut up round waffles, measuring at 0.5cm long and 0.8cm wide.

tissue-thin wafer biscuits, measuring at approximately 0.7cm long.

heart-shaped wafer, measuring at 1.3cm long and 1.4cm across.

alright, that's enough ranting about food for now. it isn't very healthy to blog about this in the late hours at night, and many complaints have come my way for causing rumbling stomachs when the sun has long set. :P

P.S. the waffles and ice creams will soon lose their stark naked glory, and be adorned with delish scoops of ice cream, frothy whipped cream, chocolate sauce.. okay that's another post for next time!


1 comment:

  1. The cones... AMAZING! How did you get the texture?