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Food for Earthquake-themed party [moved from SF]

So planning on hosting an earthquake preparedness party and would like to serve some earthquake themed food. So far all I can come up with is upside-down cake, milkshakes, martinis (shaken, not stirred), and maybe shaking beef. Anyone out there who could help with more ideas? Greatly appreciate your help.

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  1. The SF artist Liz Hickok's jello cityscapes are wildly charming: http://flavorwire.com/148003/liz-hick.... Might be a wiggly bit of inspiration!

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    1. re: cayjohan

      jelly was my first thought - use castle-shaped seaside buckets as moulds

    2. Alice Medrich's "Queen of Sheba" cake, from "Cocolat" and other "Bittersweet". It rises in the oven and then collapses.

      Peanut brittle. Looks like broken road.

      1. You could cover your desserts in a pretty sugar dome and shatter it before eating.

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          1. re: monavano

            You gotta work in some 'Shake'n'bake' in there somewhere.

            1. re: dratlover

              Shake and bake "split" chicken breasts.

          2. Rocky Road ice cream.

            For music at the party may I suggest, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll".

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            1. re: souschef

              How about a meatloaf with a big "fault" down the middle?
              You could shape it in the shape of California, or anything you'd want -
              My sister suggests calling it the "San Andreas Meatloaf".
              I, myself, prefer "It's My Fault Meatloaf".

              1. re: souschef

                Quaker oatmeal cookies?
                Add'l music: Carole King - I feel the earth move (under my feet).

              2. You could try one of the recipes for chocolate earthquake cookies from this thread:


                  1. Try something liquified, as in liquefaction.

                    1. Be sure to serve on tectonic plates!

                      1. You all are amazing and creative! Thanks for the outpouring...It's Not My Fault Meatloaf served on tectonic plates - love it! Thought I might add some 'sliders' in there too :-)

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                        1. re: shakinfood

                          Yeah, it's beginning to sound like a lot of fun, isn't it?
                          : )
                          If you can, why don't you share the fun with us and post some pictures when you've had the party, and tell us how it went? I'd love to see them!

                        2. My first thought was cracked cheesecake, though I don't know if you can crack it intentionally.

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                          1. re: luciaannek

                            i seemed to always crack mine "unintentionally"

                          2. Here's a link to a recipe/thread on chocolate earthquake cookies: