holiday-ideas

anonymous asked:

There's a man who lives a couple blocks away who decked his 'evening cane' out with a small string of Christmas lights and it's super cute and has a little battery pack. I just think it's so cute.

Ahh! That’s so cute and clever. That would be perfect for Christmas or even change the colors for holidays…..so many ideas!

bunnyhips asked:

RANDOMLY SHOWS UP AND SAYS /do midotaka/ gasp plot twist

*GASP* NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION.


Who would throw the other in the pool:

Takao do you even need to ask that is such an ridiculous question. Midorima pulls him after him tho

Who is the better carer when the other is sick:

For a doctor I think Midor is pretty hopeless when it comes to taking care about people so I guess Takao.

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them:

Takao just to take a piss at shinchan but then he’s also screaming bloody murder bc TERRIFIED. (or more like he both screams and laughs)

Who would cook the better romantic dinner:

Take out. Takao brings candles tho.

Who would build the blanket fort in the living room:

Takao I think and Midorima at first would be annoyed but then he would be aggravated how poorly Takao is doing and so he would do it himself.

Who would have the best holiday ideas:

Takao imo, he’s more into going places, seeing things and meeting people. He’s extremely social and always pulls Midorima to do different things. Midorima agrees as long as they can look for the lucky items.

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own:

Lucky items.

anonymous asked:

gamtav?

Ooh nice choice

  • Who would throw the other in the pool: Gamzee
  • Who is the better carer when the other is sick: Tavros
  • Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them: I think Gamzee?
  • Who would cook the better romantic dinner: Tavros
  • Who would build the blanket fort in the living room: Tavros
  • Who would have the best holiday ideas: Gamzee (best as in most ridiculous)
  • Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own: I think they both would have to do some cleaning up.

Thanks for asking! (From this post)

anonymous asked:

Ship meme: Solradia (sollux x aradia)

Who would throw the other in the pool:

==> Aradia [g00dbye: chucks nerd in the pool and hides his phone]

Who is the better carer when the other is sick:

==> Aradia [Sollux would be a hilarious jerk half the time and get hit with pillows, whereas Aradia would only torment him with bad puns. It’s a kindness really]

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them:

==> Aradia [again, drag that nerd outside to find some ADVENTURE]

Who would cook the better romantic dinner:

==> Sollux [you don’t wanna know what Aradia would cook]

Who would build the blanket fort in the living room:

==> Aradia [most elaborate blanket fort ever, complete with traps and pitfalls]

Who would have the best holiday ideas:

==> Sollux [he may be a party pooper but at least he’s not suggesting corpse parties]

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own:

==> BOTH [between all of Aradia’s SWEET LOOT and Sollux’s copius amounts of computer “junk” they would never have room for anything]

anonymous asked:

zadr for the ship meme??

Who would throw the other in the pool: Oh my god. I really want to say Dib, but Zim would literally die if he hadn’t bathed in paste that day.

Who is the better carer when the other is sick: Zim. His superior Irken technology would stop any pathetic human illness.

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them: Dib would force Zim to do things, and Zim would injure himself.

Who would cook the better romantic dinner: Dib probably? He’s not the best cook, but if Zim were in charge, they’d just dine on snacks and candy.

Who would build the blanket fort in the living room: Zim, if for nothing else but to show Dib how impressive his would be. It’s likely be made out of machinery and somehow ruin the lives of dozens.

Who would have the best holiday ideas: Well….Dib? Zim’s holiday ideas usually get people killed.

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own: Zim would probably throw out so much of Dib’s shit and he’d be pissed.

Wow. This was so much more fun to answer than I was expecting.

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This is my latest project and I wanted to share it here on tumblr. 
I work in an agency named Garlic and we had this idea to take the first letter of our logo and transform it into whatever we want. And so today in our country we celebrate the  Invention of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets, it’s a national holiday. And our idea was to make the ‘G’ look like a Glagolitic letter.
I drew almost everything by hand and then added the old paper effect with Photoshop. And I’m really proud with the result :)

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Vamp Attack Halloween Cake

I made a red velvet cake figuring the deep red colour is nice and vampy and perfect for Halloween. The filling added to the look in all its raspberry deliciousness oozy gruesomeness. But the best part about the vamp attack cake? Its pretty simple to decorate.

The vampire bites were made easy thanks a set of plastic costume teeth, you know the ones that make you look like your wearing a mouth guard rather than having fangs. Who knew they’d have other uses than looking dorky, pressing the fake fangs into the outer fondant layer of the cake leaves a prefect bite mark. A bit of red makes the bites stand out against the stark white of the cake, giving you a yummy Halloween centrepiece.

Vamp Attack Cake 

  1. 600 grams white fondant
  2. plastic vampire fangs

Raspberry Filling

  1. 2 cup fresh or thawed raspberries
  2. 6 tablespoons sugar
  3. 3 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

To make the filling-

  • Combine the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook, until the raspberries begin to break apart and lose their juices.
  • Press the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the majority of the pips, return the strained mixture to the pan, Stir, and cook until the filling boils and thickens (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. While the filling is cooling make the cakes.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the filling aside to make the fake blood for the outside of the cake.

Red Velvet Cake

  1. 3 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
  2. 170 grams butter, softened
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  5. 6 tablespoons red food colouring
  6. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  7. 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  10. 1 ½ teaspoons cider vinegar
  11. 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

To make the cake-

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease and lightly flour two 8 inch cake pans, line the bottoms with baking paper circles and lightly flour the sides.
  • Add the butter and sugar to your mixer bowl, beat on medium until very light and fluffy, it will take a few minutes.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  • Stir the red food colouring, cocoa, and vanilla in a small bowl to form a paste . Add the red paste to the batter and mix well, evenly dispersing the colour.
  • Mix the salt into the buttermilk. Add a third of the buttermilk and a third of the flour to the batter, beat until just incorporated (do not over beat). Repeat with the remaining thirds.
  • Stir the vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl. Add to the batter and mix well.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl making sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed and the batter is smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 1 hour. Gently remove the cakes from the tins and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. While the cakes are cooling make the vanilla frosting.

Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

  1. 200 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  3. ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 1 tablespoon of milk (if necessary)

To make the frosting-

  • Beat butter with mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Switch the speed to low-medium so you don’t end up in a cloud of sugar.
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the side with a spatula.
  • Add the vanilla and beat frosting on high for about 3 minutes, it will get very pale and be light and airy. If the frosting is too thick beat in a little milk.

Raspberry Chocolate ‘Blood’ Sauce

  1. 2 tablespoons raspberry filling
  2. 1 tablespoon cornflour
  3. 1 teaspoon red food colouring
  4. 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup

To make the fake blood-

  • Strain the raspberry filling to make sure there are not leftover seeds. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well . The Chocolate syrup will give the fake blood a bit more realistic colour. 

To Assemble the cake-

  • Trim the raised tops off each of the cakes. Cut each of the cakes into 2 even layers. ( I finally bought a cake cutting wire, its the best thing ever people! If you don’t have one I’d really recommend it, even layers every time!)
  • Spoon roughly ½ of a cup of the vanilla frosting into a piping bag. Place bottom layer of cake onto plate. Pipe a ring of frosting around the edge of the cake to stop the raspberry filling escaping.
  • Spoon in a third for the raspberry frosting and smooth over. Top with the next layer of cake and repeat the piping and filling, finishing with the top layer of cake.
  • Spread a thin crumb coat of vanilla frosting over the entire cake.
  • Spoon on the remaining frosting and spread in a thicker smooth layer over the entire cake.
  • Dust your work surface (I use a silicone mat) with a little cornflour and roll out the fondant to roughly 7mm thickness. 
  • Drape the rolled fondant over the cake. Smooth the fondant over the cake, starting at the top then working down the sides. Pull the fondant away from the cake sides as necessary to avoid creases forming.
  • Run the fondant smoothers over the top and around the sides to get a nice flat Finish. 
  • Trim the excess fondant from the base of the cake with a sharp knife.
  • Now for the fun part. Press fang marks all over the cake using the plastic teeth.
  • Spoon some of the raspberry chocolate 'blood’ into a small squeesy bottle. Fill each of the teeth marks with a little fake blood. Add drips and puddles where you like.
  • To make the spray splatter look, start by placing the cake on top of newspaper to ensure you do not make a mess. Make sure you cover the wall behind too.
  • Empty most of the remaining raspberry chocolate sauce from the squeezy bottle.The little bit of sauce left the the bottle should squeeze out in a splatter. The less sauce in the bottle the finer the spray with be. Go crazy and cover the cake as much as you like.

hyugajumpei asked:

KUROKO AND KAGAMI FOR SHIP THING

Who would throw the other in the pool:

Kagami doesn’t throw Kuroko, he picks him up and jumps with him because he can be a lil shit as well.

Who is the better carer when the other is sick:

Both are very caring people! Kagami is more of a fretting mom type though, but Kuroko despite not providing all the good food and stuff can always soothe with his words.

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them:

I don’t think they need anything more than basketball but Kuroko sometimes forces Kagami to go on rollercoasters?

Who would cook the better romantic dinner:

Kagami okay, with a nice meal, music, alcohol and candles and shit.

Who would build the blanket fort in the living room:

I think Kuroko would initiate and Kagami would gladly join and it will turn into a pillow fight and then cuddling.

Who would have the best holiday ideas:

I think they mostly talk about it together and then decide, but Kuroko is more of a planner while Kagami would be like LET’S GO TO THE BEACH and whatever happens, happens.

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own:

Both are very neat so neither also Kuroko basically starts leaving his stuff behind the moment sleepovers start so yeah

lususlayer asked:

Dave/Jane

Eyyy!

  • Who would throw the other in the pool: Jane would throw Dave.
  • Who is the better carer when the other is sick: Jane.
  • Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them: Dave
  • Who would cook the better romantic dinner: Jane (feed me please)
  • Who would build the blanket fort in the living room: Dave
  • Who would have the best holiday ideas: Cooking wise = Jane, Decorating = Dave
  • Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own: Jane

Thanks for asking! (From this post)

Here’s a non-alcoholic holiday-themed drink recipe that is perfect for warming you up on those cold, winter days. Based on this recipe, all you have to do is bring two cups of water to boil, add a bag of ginger tea, and pour in a little bit of honey. Let the tea steep for a while, remove the tea bag, and then transfer to your mug of choice (if using a mason jar remember to add a sleeve - the glass will get very hot). Add in a skewer of fresh cranberries and a sugared sprig of rosemary and you’re done! To sugar the sprig of rosemary simply wet the rosemary sprig, shake off excess water, and lightly coat in sugar. Quite possibly the easiest holiday recipe you’ll make this season! 

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“Broken Glass” Cupcakes"

The recipe for the “glass” is essentially one for caramel. The trick is to cook it for a shorter amount of time than usual so it stays clear.

PREP: 45 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINS

YIELD:Makes 3 ½ dozen

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4 ½ cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  2. 2 tablespoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Salt
  6. 1 ½ cups whole milk
  7. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  9. 2 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  10. 7 large egg whites, room temperature

FOR THE CARAMEL

  1. 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  2. ¾ cup water

FOR THE FROSTING

  1. 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup cherry preserves, strained, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Line cupcake tins with baking cups. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¾ teaspoon salt into a medium bowl. Combine milk and vanilla in a measuring cup.

STEP 2

  • Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium, and gradually add granulated sugar in a slow, steady stream. Beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

STEP 3

  • In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into the cupcake batter. Fold in remaining egg whites in 2 batches.

STEP 4

  • Divide batter among baking cups, filling each halfway full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean and the tops spring back when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in tins set on wire racks.

STEP 5

  • Meanwhile, make the caramel: Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a small high-sided saucepan, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until mixture just starts to turn pale gold around edges. Remove from heat, and immediately pour caramel onto a rimmed baking sheet. Working quickly, tilt pan to spread caramel to edges to make a very thin layer. Let cool to harden.

STEP 6

  • Make the frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy and spreadable.

STEP 7

  • Frost each cupcake using an offset spatula. Twist pan to release and break caramel in order for it to resemble broken glass. Place a shard or 2 of caramel “glass” in the center of each cupcake. Drizzle or pipe cherry preserves where caramel has entered the cupcake.

tracker-lucifer asked:

In regards to your ship meme, KiKasa or KagaKuro

Who would throw the other in the pool:

Kasamatsu.

Who is the better carer when the other is sick:

I think both can be okay, but Kise is better? Kasamatsu gets all awkward and tsun at times.

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them:

Ki…se…?? I think? Kise is an adventurer so he would try LOTS OF STUFF and Kasamatsu is more vary and careful about what he does especially with his body when it comes to sport so it would be probably lotsa NO WE WON’T DO THE BUNGEE JUMP ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND???

Who would cook the better romantic dinner:

Kise would cook a decent one I think and try to make it romantic with all the additional stuff.

Who would build the blanket fort in the living room:

Kise!

Who would have the best holiday ideas:

Kasamatsu is more of a careful planner while Kise just jumps head on into things but it often results in really cool vacations so they don’t mind.

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own:

Kasamatsu tbh. All those clothes and beauty products.

anonymous asked:

Davekat?

A new favorite of mine haha

  • Who would throw the other in the pool: Dave
  • Who is the better carer when the other is sick: Karkat
  • Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them: Dave
  • Who would cook the better romantic dinner: Karkat
  • Who would build the blanket fort in the living room: Karkat
  • Who would have the best holiday ideas: Dave
  • Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own: Karkat

Thanks for asking! (From this post)

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BLACK LACE | HOLIDAY OUTFIT IDEAS

Hi my sugar pies!!! First off HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I am SO thankful this year to have all of you in my life! You all make me a better person day in and day out. For that I will be FOREVER grateful <3 You all light up my life. I really can’t believe the holidays are here already. I hope you all have fun plans with the family! Make sure you tell everyone you love that you are thankful for them today :) I wanted to start my first “Holiday Dress Ideas” post today!! Missguided started their Black Friday Sales EARLY!! The entire website is 30% off. Code: CYBER30 |YOU KNOW I already went and placed an order. Hahaha! Missguided is definitely my top favorite online store. I love how its affordable for everyone and they constantly update. Go check out some of my previous posts for more ways I’ve styled Missguided clothing! And take advantage of this sale because its only for the next 2 days! (11/27-11/28 & 12/1) So again what I plan on doing for the next month is to showcase some festive holiday outfits!! This is #1! I love all black - especially for the holidays. It’s weird because as much as I love color, I always tend to wear a black outfit. I’ve seen SO many see-through trends this year. Whether it be a dress with shorts and a top underneath, or even a skirt like this. It may seem a bit risqué, but I approve! This skirt has the shorts attached so you don’t even see anything you shouldn’t ;) I will be showing at least 10 outfit ideas before Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year!! So make sure to keep checking back on my blog! Todays outfit I would definitely recommend for a Holiday Party. Not a family party ;P Comment below if you have outfit ideas you need help with! I’d love to give some suggestions!! Again have an amazing Thanksgiving and I love you all SO incredibly much!! MWAA! XOXO Carli

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Halloween candy corn cake - beautifully decorated with candy corn, even the cake layers are candy corn colors!

The fun thing with decorating with candy corns is that because of its shape and color, you can create fun patterns with it.

Here I made a pattern of flowers. Big ones and small ones. It’s not really a spooky, creepy kind of cake but a girly, girly kind of Halloween cake. It’s just my kind of cake :)

And there is a nice surprise for the inside of the cake too. For the cake itself, I was inspired with the colors of the candy corn. I used the yellow cake recipe and divided the batter into 3 equal parts. I colored one part orange, one part yellow and one part uncolored. I used 6" round pans for this cake.

For the centers of the flowers, I used black fondant. I also used it for the ruffle border around the cake. For the ruffles I used wood dowels to help create the waves. 

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