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[Photograph: Carly Cylinder]

The burger-themed flower arrangement I came across last week was looking good until I saw this more impressive fast food-themed arrangement by Carly Cylinder, owner of Los Angeles-based florist Flour. She made the arrangement for the opening of Royal/T's "The Art of Cooking" show. The burger is made out of styrofoam, molding paste, paint, gerbers, bluperum, ranunculus, moss, and ti leaves; the french fries, seasonal branches in a painted paper mache box; and the ketchup, crushed red carnation petals in a bottle. [Thanks for the heads up, Kelly!]

The flower arrangement now lives in the home of Serious Eats reader Donnelle, who shared her story on AHT and sent me a few photos:

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[Photographs: Donnelle Fuller]

One week later, my boyfriend and I went [to Royal/T] for brunch. While waiting for our food, we strolled into the shop at the exact moment a guy was dismantling the flower arrangements. He looked at me and said "Do you want this?" I was like ".......Do I...DO I WANT THIS?! FOR FREE?!?! YES!!! YES I WANT THIS!!!" We got the burger AND the fries. I was so giddy with it under the table for the rest of the meal. But I did feel bad when every single waitress in there walked past and said "Aw...they gave this to you? You're so lucky..." Clearly everyone wanted it. But TRUST ME, they have SUCH a good home in my apartment flanking either side of a floating shelf in my kitchen. They're gonna be there til they fall apart, both as a souvenir of my favorite brunch place in Los Angeles and as a testament to my very favorite food ever."

About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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