10 Optical Illusion Dishes Slideshow

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes


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

Apple Turnover Egg Rolls

Just Regular Folks

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

Foie Gras Meringue


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

Meatloaf Cake


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. 

Burger Cupcake

Arthur Bovino

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

Dessert Nachos


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.

Caesar Salad

Arthur Bovino

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

Raspberry Pizza


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).

TV Dinner Cupcakes

Black Eiffel

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." 

The Ice Cream Bagel

Flickr/arnold inuyaki

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.