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'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' Cupcakes

[Photograph: Rose Petals Cakery] If the movie adaptation of the classic children's book didn't quite do it for you, then maybe these cupcakes will. They were made by Rose Petals Cakery of Naperville, Illinois, for a client who wanted treats for a group of kids to eat after seeing the flick. The spaghetti is buttercream, the meatball is Ferrero Rocher candy, the sauce is raspberry jam mixed with buttercream and the parmesan is grated white chocolate. It's almost hard to wrap your brain around the fact that they are sweet not savory. Sort of reminds me of meatloaf cake. [via Cupcakes Take the Cake]... More

In Videos: Trailer for 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'

The trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was just released online, and it looks fantastic in the literal sense of the word. As Erin pointed out in July, the 30-page children's book is a bit thin to write an entire animated feature from, so the plot now has a scientist, Flint Lockwood, who instigates edible storms, turning water into food, in hopes of ending world hunger. [After the jump, the trailers and more screenshots.]... More

'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,' The Movie

Opening the Chewandswallow Digest this morning, we learned of spaghetti storms in our stars—but not until 2010. Ron and Judi Barrett's classic children's story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will become a 3-D IMAX film by Sony Pictures Animation, starring Andy Samberg and Anna Faris. Beyond pasta, the town of Chewandswallow will also be deluged by Gorgonzola snow flurries, toast hurricanes, and pea-soup fog. Since an illustrated 30 pages can only lend so much film fodder, the plot invents a scientist who instigates the edible meteorology in hopes of ending world hunger. (If you remember, the book begins with Grandpa accidentally whacking his grandson with a pancake while flipping one for breakfast, then explains how normal this is in... More

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