10 Sugar-Rich Wallpapers That Will Make You Want to Eat Your Monitor (And a Bonus!)

Erez Zukerman 05-07-2012

candy wallpaperThis week I’m in a sweet-tooth kind of mood. I started out by hunting images of ice cream (the perfect summer candy), but then realized how beautiful all candy is, from colored gum to cakes to macaroons and other fancy cookies. So I trawled the net, hunting and seeking images of culinary goodness that would look good on your monitor and make you reconsider any diet plans you may have.


Then again, maybe you’re one of those people who can just feast their eyes without giving in to temptation? Whatever the case may be, here are some positively yummy wallpapers.

As usual, I’ve sourced everything from deviantArt and Flickr, to be positive that I credit the right creators. Not all images are expressly sized as wallpapers (i.e, you may have some black bars or cropping to do), but all of them are large enough to take up most of your desktop. Also, there’s a bonus at the end: a particularly chocolaty iPhone wallpaper.

Ice Cream Sandwich

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For once in this blog, a real ice cream sandwich, by Flickr user bookgrl. The original image has quite a bit of blue surface below the ice cream sandwich, but a quick crop can set that right (as I’ve done above). Then again, it can be a great spot for your icons!


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I’m not even sure what’s the right name for this pie, but boy, does it look good. This photo was taken by Flickr user chriscom, who apparently agreed to accept it as a form of payment (the cake, not the photo). Can’t blame him, really.

Smiling Ice Cream

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I know, it’s made of plastic! But seriously, if soft-serve ice cream had a face, this would be it. I love how well the background works with the photo, too. This Ice Cream Wallpaper comes to us courtesy of deviantArt user acrylicana.

Popsicle Love

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These two emoticon-flavored popsicles were created by deviantArt user hellohappycrafts. They’re actually part of a series, with another wallpaper featuring a Candy Club.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream

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Coffee is good. Ice cream is great. Together, they can be epic. Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream is an artsy macro with a nice depth of field, courtesy of deviantArt user blackkittycat132.

Colorful Macaroons

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Few cookies are more photogenic than macaroons, as Flickr user lilivanili shows us. I love the vivid colors and the texture on this one – can really feel the chewy center. Speaking of colors, these remind me of…

Rainbow Cake

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Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever had rainbow cake, but I just love how it looks, especially in this photo by Steven Depolo. Is it usually good, or is it all just food coloring? Enlighten me in the comments!

Bubble Gum

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These balls of bubble gum from deviantArt user Spumson remind me of coin-operated vending machines and sugar overload as a kid. Fun!

Chocolate Balls

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Same shape, completely different cost: They don’t make vending machines for these, showcased by deviantArt user zverchetu. Mmm-mm!

Tasty Polymers

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This is one “chocolate” bar you wouldn’t want to sink your teeth into: It’s made out of polymer clay, and comes to us from artisan and deviantArt user AnnaShawkey.

Bonus: Chocolate Homescreen

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Now that you’ve made it all the way here, here’s your bonus: an iPhone wallpaper that looks like a chocolate bar, and has a lovely spot for each of your icons. Made be Brody H., a Flickr user.

Nominate Your Wallpapers!

Did you make a wallpaper you’d like us to feature? Send me a link in the comments, and it might just happen!

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  1. Shawn Ashree Baba
    July 18, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Nothing beats sweets in pure HD.

  2. mammananny
    July 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for these yummy wallpapers. I love these but gained 5 pounds before I could download them.

  3. Fayz
    July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Bloody hell! Viewing these wallpapers suddenly made me crave them! Damn you MakeUseOf's Erez Zukerman! XD But really, these are some delicious wallpapers! Kudos to you for finding some! c:

  4. Erez Zukerman
    July 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Nice one! The reason I never use Wallbase and the other wallpaper sites is that they're really bad with attribution: You can never know who really created that image, and if it's really okay to distribute.

  5. AriesWarlock
    July 6, 2012 at 12:30 am

    How do you know they are sugar rich? They could be made with stevia or xylitol.

    • Erez Zukerman
      July 6, 2012 at 9:49 am

      LOL :D I can only assume! (And shudder at the thought of a xylitol macaroon)