Happy Happy Pizza! A mushroom goatee! Another Happy Happy Pizza first! 
Happy Happy Pizza!

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Is it Spider-Man? A Power Ranger? If nothing else it's great idea for a birthday party! Find out how to make a Spider-Man pizza yourself!

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A Smile from Chicago
A 20-year-old culinary student crafted this grinning pepperoni and sausage pizza from the windy city. I wonder if he's graduated yet?

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Flickr Find: The Fantastic Fungus-face!

Some perspective on the situation Australia has become a real hotbed of pizza creativity. First we had bugeyes, then a couple of pizzas from jane.b. Now I've just recieved a follow-up from the buyeye people and now this fellow has sent in an excellent example of happy artistry.

I just received this grinning guy from David de Groot of Cedar Creek, Australia. David was inspired by jane.b's recent efforts and decided to try his own hand at the happy happy culinary craft.

bacon hair and a mushroom goatee, how handsome!
After seeing how little Jane.b (whom I've personally met, charming lass btw, keen photographer too) did so well with her Happy Happy Pizza, I decided to do one myself.
Simple but effective, and the children enjoyed it immensely.

I'm sure they did! Looks like a storebought crust with standard tomato sauce and mozzarella for a base, bacon hair, mushroom nose, ears and goatee, red pepper smile and salami and black olive eyes. Great choice of ingredients, although the mushroom can be kind of risky since it can go nasty during the baking process. However it appears that David was able to pull it off! Even the heavy cheese browning on the edges doesn't detract from the expression on this charming fella.

It's getting tougher and tougher to judge these things. I'm thinking the time is coming to add a pizza poll to the web site so you guys can cast your own votes. In the meantime I must come up with a verdict. I was going to go with a 5 or 6 out of 10... but those little half-olive eyebrows say, "Yo, baby, what do you think of my cool bacon hair? Am I cute or what?!" The charm and inspiration, not to mention the goatee, earns this pizza an extra mark so I'm giving this one an 8/10.

Thanks for sending this in, David! Well done!

You can visit the de Groot family web site here. (Some good-looking recipes on there!)

Click here and bask in the glory of this fabulous fungal creation in high-res!

This find is courtesy of The Big Cheese

A Quick Slice Grilled pizza, invented in Providence, Rhode Island, uses a fairly thin crust cooked on a grill; the toppings are placed on the baked side after the pizza has cooked for a bit and flipped over.

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