July 22

Superman Saves the Wedding (cake)

Superman saves Lois from a falling wedding cake

Leave it to Pinterest to offer up a link to some luscious geekery – a unique take on a Superman wedding cake.

Not content to just offer a groom’s cake with a giant “S” emblazoned upon it, this geeky couple asked their baker to create a cake that looked like it was falling apart, with Superman swooping in to save Lois from the falling tier. Apparently the broken cake tier looked so real the DJ at the wedding had to keep announcing the cake was *supposed* to look like that. Well played, cake decorator!

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June 18

Where the Wild Things Lunch

I’ve got a daily vegetarian burrito rotation going for lunches at work, but I’m looking to break out of the tortilla wrap.  This has lead me to explore the possibility of  packing bento boxes for lunch. I’ve found recipes for quick, vegetarian bentos for adults, as I want to be practical about it.  But it hasn’t stopped me from admiring the more elaborate, artistic bentos out there.

I submit, for your approval, this design by Anna the Red. Amazing. This is 100% edible and you can find the  recipe up on her website. This is only the tip of the rice cake.  She’s got tons of designs that will make your geeky heart giggle, and she provides heavily annotated images on her Flickr pages.  Take a look, but word of caution, you might not want to do so on an empty stomach.

 

June 17

Cake & Aging: Resistance is Futile

Star Trek Borg Cube Cake

I’ve had Trek on the brain lately, so I went searching for images of “Borg Cube” (of course!). And when I did, this little lovely showed up – a Borg Cube Cake.

I wonder…when you slice it, does it ‘bleed’ motor oil? Or does it automatically deflect the knife with shields?

I love that this project looks do-able – I’m betting I could figure out how to piece together a square cake (4 8×8 layers, perhaps?), and draw a bunch of icing lines. Sure, and that’s the kind of thinking that will end me up on CraftFail. So I’ll just settle for sharing the picture of the successful project here, and make no promises for real life attempts on my part.

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January 16

Unicorn Poop Cookies

Unicorn Poop cookies

I tried to think of a clever title for this post, but really – why bother? They’re UNICORN. POOP. COOKIES. As soon as I saw them in a recent GeekChicDaily newsletter, I had to run right over here and share them. Then of course, I discovered teh Internets have already shared them just about everywhere, including i09, geekologie, GeeksAreSexy, The Mary Sue, and Laughing Squid. OK, so a scoop of geek-crafty news, this is not. A scoop of poop, however, it is. Sparkly, tasty poop.

Instructable-r KristyLynn put together a tutorial for creating your own steaming pile of unicorn poop…cookies, right in your own home.  According to her, the “poop” is made of sugar cookies, rainbow dragees, rainbow star sprinkles, white sparkle gel, and rainbow disco dust, but I think we GeekCrafters know it’s really made of rainbows, Lucky Charms, and fairy dust. Or perhaps you have a more imaginative ingredients list?

Also, while you eat your “mythically delicious” baked goods, you might want to wear this Unicorn Poop t-shirt from NeatoShop:

Unicorn Poop tshirt

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January 14

Vegetables you will eat!

Being a mother of 2 geeklings is no easy task. Not only do I have to make sure that they are well rounded by watching the required amounts of Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but I also have to get them to eat their vegetables. Now granted, I don’t have any problems getting them to curl up with me for another round of Harry with popcorn, but getting them to eat a balanced meal can be very challenging!

Jill at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons has a great solution for all of Geek Moms who face this problem. She helped her kids play with their food and create a lunch sure to tempt any hungry, little padawan.

As much as my kids love Star Wars, I don’t think I’d ever have a problem with them chomping down on a Chewbacca dog, or a Yodalicious salad. They can even play Mash the StormTrooper potatoes. Heck, I think I would have just as much fun as my kids eating this meal!

Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons: May The DINNER COURSE Be With You!.

January 7

Fighting the Pern Plague

Fighting the Pern Plague

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past week and, believe me, it’s no fun whatsoever. It takes a hearty dragonrider to get through this crud. So my meanderings around the internet took me to finding ways to fight the dreaded plague (known as ‘the flu’ to you non Pernians) and this caught my eye. A great way to keep warm and the chill off your neck as you recover from being out of commission, a Fiery Dragon Scarfdesigned by Brooke L. Hanna. While the pattern was created for her son, it can be done to fit anyone in the family by simply adding more length to it.

And now, I’m off to bundle up and sip a nice hot cup of Klah and perhaps a Bubbly Pie while I continue to recover from the Pern Plague. Happy New Year all!