10 Optical Illusion Dishes Slideshow

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes
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Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes
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These cupcakes, made to look like spaghetti and meatballs, are available at the Cake Cupcakery in Lubbock, Texas.

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Flickr/kimberlykv

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Apple Turnover Egg Rolls
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Apple Turnover Egg Rolls
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These finger-food favorites may look like savory egg rolls, but they're in fact filled with a sweet combination of apples and cinnamon. 

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Just Regular Folks

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Foie Gras Meringue
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Foie Gras Meringue
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Grant Achatz created this foie gras meringue for the menu at his restaurant, Alinea, in Chicago.

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Flickr/xmatt

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Meatloaf Cake
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Meatloaf Cake
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At first glance this appears to be a standard frosted layer cake. In reality, this concoction consists of meatloaf "cake" and mashed potato "frosting" — decorated with Parmesan and cherry tomatoes on top. 

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Flickr/TWiNKiE-CHAN

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Burger Cupcake
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Burger Cupcake
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This cupcake, decorated to resemble a cheeseburger, was made by the Cupcake Café in New York City.

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Arthur Bovino

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Dessert Nachos
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Dessert Nachos
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These traditional-looking nachos, which appear to be loaded with cheese, salsa, beans, and sour cream, are actually cinnamon- and sugar-dusted tortilla chips topped with candied cherries, chocolate chips, grated mango, and condensed milk.

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Flickr/TWiNKiE-CHAN

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Caesar Salad
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Caesar Salad
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This deconstructed Caesar salad is available at The Bazaar by José Andrés in Los Angeles.

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Arthur Bovino

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Raspberry Pizza
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Raspberry Pizza
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Pepperoni pizza, anyone? While a slice of this pie certainly won't satisfy a meat lover's craving, it's bound to be a sweet surprise. This pizza has a puff pastry base that is topped with white frosting, raspberry sauce, and white chocolate "pepperonis" (dyed red with food coloring).

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Flickr/TWiNKiE-CHAN

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TV Dinner Cupcakes
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TV Dinner Cupcakes
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These cupcakes are decorated to resemble a classic TV dinner, complete with chicken, peas and carrots, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a traditional cupcake for "dessert." 

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Black Eiffel

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The Ice Cream Bagel
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The Ice Cream Bagel
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Chef Wylie Dufresne is known for creating whimsical dishes at his New York City restaurant WD~50, and his ice cream bagel is the perfect example. The item, which consists of bagel-flavored ice cream, is served as an amuse-bouche to the restaurant's special customers.

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Flickr/arnold inuyaki