January 21

Octopuses everywhere!

Octopuses Everywhere!

I’ve recently been reading Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, a delightfully steampunk and hilarious serious of novels that feature a headstrong female protagonist.  While reading the series I’ve been struck with just how many decorative octopuses show up, especially around scientists.  In my search for an answer I stumbled upon JennyDorkJennyDork is an Etsy shop run by Jenny Lee that carries adorable amigurumis, including this fabulous little octopus.  These octopuses are so adorable that my two-year-old sister has been begging me for one since she spied it upon my computer screen and wouldn’t go to bed that night until she got to say goodnight to the octopus.

Needless to say I’ll be acquiring an octopus or two for my sister, and maybe even one for myself ,very soon.

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January 21

Futurama Cake Roundup

Futurama is one of my all time favorite shows. I even have a Mars University t-shirt. And yet I’m ashamed to say that I have never had a Futurama cake. After seeing these, I may have to change that when my birthday rolls around.

Brainslug Cupcakes

These were such a hit last year that they were reproduced for the cast and crew for the final script reading of Season 6. The brainslugs are gum paste, and the brains are grenadine flavored buttercream frosting.

Planet Express Wedding cake

I want this at my wedding! I love how detailed it is. I wouldn’t want to cut into it! It looks like the Planet Express logo is actually fondant, not painted on.

New New York Wedding Cake

I love the New New York skyline on this one (from Edible Art Bakery). The back ground is painted on and the closer buildings are fondant. And the jetpack-wearing cat and dog from the pilot are on there!

Futurama Cupcake Toppers

These are gorgeous, and could go with any cupcake. The disks are fondant and edible marker (I have to get some!).  Plus, there’s a tutorial!

Bender’s Head Cake

I love that this birthday cake is actually Bender’s head, not just a picture of it. And it’s chocolate!

Mars University Wedding Cake

The bride and groom both love Futurama, so of course that’s what’s on their wedding cake. It even has Buggalo running around the bottom. No sign of the Wongs though.

Character Cupcakes

These are really cute. The Nibbler one is my favorite (I love his eyestock). From Unicorn Magic Baking Company.

I think I might have to bake something tonight. Hmm…

Have a great weekend!

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January 21

Kick-Ass Peg People

Kick-Ass Peg PeopleI’m a little behind on my movie watching. I finally rented Kick-Ass this past weekend, fully expecting a comedy-action popcorn flick. Imagine my surprise to find out Kick-Ass is (arguably) one of the darkest and most brutal superhero films since Watchmen.

Needless to say, I’ve fallen in love, and a trip to the comic book store is definitely in my near future. Meanwhile, I had to check out the related offerings on Etsy, and came across these little hand-painted Kick-Ass peg people by Mia, aka Giddy Girlie.

I love how they resemble those Fisher-Price Little People I used to play with as a kid. Except they’re…well, more kick-ass!

January 20

Yoshi Knits

Craftster User silentblair posted this adorable Yoshi hat on Craftster.  This hat was made for her 4-year-old daughter, but I think I might have to consider making one for a certain Yoshi Loving man in my house.  I love how she has Yoshis of different colors around the hat, it’s a perfect way to personalize the hat for anyone based on their favourite Yoshi colors.  Silentblair used the chart generously shared by fellow Craftster user teriyakimoto for her design.  Check out Teriyakimoto’s Keyhole Scarf too, it makes literal use of the keyhole, making it a very unique geek scarf that anyone would love.