Sometimes I wish there were a Nobel Prize for flavor. My nominee this week (why wait a whole year?) would be the inventor of the cookie bowl, whoever they might have been. They got the bright idea of turning a muffin pan upside down and mashing cookie dough over it. The resulting cookie bowls look like they would be an awesome and potentially showy dessert, especially if filled with ice cream. I did a little looking for fun shaped pans, here's what I found: The one pictured above This one with five fancy shapes This elegantly fluted one Shells
Bakerella has a great method if making cups and bowls out of chocolate. Just inflate a balloon, dip it in molten chocolate, and let it cool. Once you remove the balloon, you are left with an edible bowl that is great for serving desserts in. Each one comes out unique and not looking like it came out of some mass produced mold. You can decide what size and shape you want by what kind of balloon you use and how much you inflate it. It even makes its own little stand as the chocolate runs to the bottom. You can even make other shapes. Amazon has a bunch of different balloons, like these: Doughnut shaped balloons Skinny ones for tall cups
I've seen this referred to as The King's Dessert. This South Korean street vendor gives us an entertaining demo of how he makes 16,000 strands of hair-thin honey in moments. He makes it look easy. I imagine it would take time to master, but in principle it shouldn't be too tough, it's like making noodles, only smaller. I might just have to go throw some honey in the freezer and give this a try.