Thursday, July 28, 2011

What's Your Movie Menu Inspiration?

The Pioneer Woman just had a post on Truvy's Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa cake from Steel Magnolias. Yes, Steel Magnolias. A film that, despite the melodrama and phony Southern accents, is still an enjoyable watch--due mainly to the trifecta of Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis.

Anyway, Ree (the Pioneer Woman) has a bit of a love affair with the movie and has successfully recreated Truvy's recipe.

But it made me wonder: What about the bleeding armadillo cake? You know, the red velvet groom's cake atrocity served at Shelby's wedding reception in the movie.

Well, as it turns out, the Internet is lousy with armadillo cakes. There are how-to guides and Flickr galleries. I even found a bakery called Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop. Basically, if you have the inclination to bake and decorate such a thing yourself, you have plenty of online help and inspiration.

So, I got to thinking ... What are some other movie-inspired recipes I'd like to try (either out of food lust or novelty's sake)? Hmmm. I might need ideas. What are some that you'd like to try (or have tried)? Let us know!

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