baking success!!

Weapon (Thorin x Reader)

Originally posted by daoriginalhigh

Summary: In the modern world, the reader was turned into a weapon against her will. Now part of Thorin’s company, she has to deal with the fallout of Thorin’s close call after the company barely escapes Azog’s ambush and takes refuge in Beorn’s home.

Notes: Written for the dear anon who underwent chemo a while ago. I hope it’s what you were hoping for. :)
Warning: It gets quite violent in the beginning.
Words: 4164


Sweat drips into your eyes as you twist and slash your dagger across an orc’s bare thigh. The orc howls. Blood spurts from the femoral artery. You lean sideways to evade the spray and twist again to evade a clumsy mace blow.

The orc stumbles, dragged off balance by the momentum of his own weapon. To your enhanced senses he seems to move in slow motion. For a moment, the orc’s chin lifts, exposing his throat above the armor. You feel a short pang of dismay as you flip the dagger and slice again.

Time speeds up as you dip beneath the flashing arc of a mace blow meant for your throat. You turn, quicksilver fast, and make use of the opening it affords you. Another orc drops to his knees. You leave him to choke on his own blood and press on.

Around you, the forest is burning.

You are forging a path toward Azog. The Company is cornered and outnumbered, and time is running out. There are entirely too many orcs; killing their leader is the only way to survive. Thorin was right about that. But he shouldn’t have tried to go it alone, weakened as he was by a persistent bout of illness that had swept through the Company for days.

Taking refuge in the trees had been the only option. Not for you — you had been subjected to years of experimentation and conditioning for this very purpose: infiltration, Guerilla tactics and the whole array of wetwork skills. So you had signaled Thorin and went to ground, making your silent way towards the white warg. Undetectable. Deadly.

Your whole body is a precision instrument engineered for this specific purpose. Even your sweat adapts to mimic the scents around you. You could stand right in front of a warg and it wouldn’t be able to smell you.

But none of that matters now.

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anonymous asked:

Every millisecond of that video was a mess and I loved every moment of it

they messed up so bad but they have had too many successful bakes and this just makes me fonder :(

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I’m home for spring break, which means I get to play with my mom’s stand mixer.

Today’s success: stiff meringue, tasty macarons
Today’s failure: hollow, nipple macarons that shame the entire country of France (I’m so sorry they’re hideous or should I say je suis désolé pour les bête macarons)

Luckily I still have some almond flour so I can try another batch before I have to go back to my sad hand mixer and can’t make anything that requires extensive mixing.

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Due to a combination of DERP and ohgodbusyhellweek (but mostly DERP, if you know me you know I’m 90% DERP and 10% tea) I forgot to post the dessert I made last weekend…mini cheesecakes! My first cheesecake attempt ever. The recipe makes two tiny cheesecakes if you’re using ramekins or one for a four-inch springform.

These little fellas are matcha-white chocolate. There are two layers, the bottom being matcha cream cheese and the top being white chocolate cream cheese, and a graham cracker crust. For one, I sprinkled a little matcha across the top and for the other, I shaped the top layer into a rose using a spoon (and then put it on a Revolutionary Girl Utena plate because I’m…”cool”…like that).

I also bought some sugar pearls at the supermarket since I couldn’t resist and completely abused judiciously and calmly added those as well. So very calmly. I totally wasn’t internally spazzing out at the little tiny edible pearls. Nope.

The recipe came out super delicious!! The best part is that one of my friends who doesn’t like cheesecake even said it was tasty, so I’m really happy about that and it pretty much made my weekend.

10 FAVES FROM 10 FANDOMS! >:D (THEN TAG 10 PEOPLE)

I usually don’t do this but it’s simple enough ^^v. Tagged by @afightsong :D

Arashi: Ninomiya Kazunari
Great British Bake Off: Mary Berry
Stranger Things: Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo)
YOI: Victor Nikiforov
Lord of the Rings: Aragorn
Harry Potter: Ron Weasley
How to Get Away With Murder: Annalise Keating
MCU Avengers: Thor
Japan Figure Skaters: (its a tie!) Daisuke Takahashi & Yuzuru Hanyu
Food: Bread (although NEVER had a successful bake grrrrr)

Tagging @untestsubject, @flange5, @karmade, @nianna, @troublemakerstorm, @eastview, @harshaz4, @captain-snen, @winkychan, @satonaka-shizuru

manic-flowergirl  asked:

For the brutal honesty thing, how about V? :3

  • V - Big dreams?

Traveling! Seeing all the things I want to see. Being a successful illustrative artist, playing guitar and singing in little bars late at night for fun, snuggling my dogs to sleep in my cozy twin bed, helping others. Being happy. Filling my tiny home with the scents of my baking accidents (and successes). Seeing the stars, in the absence of light pollution. Dying in a thick, lush forest. 

Hunk Headcanons

I love him he needs more appreciation in this fandom

*I bet you ten bucks he can bench press all the Paladins at the same time

*Really really REALLY cuddly 

 *Will hug you for no reason 

 *Is best hugger ever 

 *Seriously he loves hugs and cuddles 

 *Also bakes for the randomest reasons (bored? Bake. Successful mission? Bake. Otp becomes canon (*coughcoughklancecough*)? Bake all day long) 

 *Gets really sad when people only refer to Pidge as being the smart one of the group (like he knows Theyre smart, but he would like some recognition sometimes too) 

 *He knows when someone is upset. They Dont have to say or show anything, he just KNOWS (Once showed up at Lances room after a mission because he somehow knew he was upset and crying at three am bc he felt insignificant in the group and stayed for three hours just letting him spill everything and crying it out) 

 *Can very easily blackmail everyone on the ship (Everyone trusts him with all their secrets-he wont tell anyone, but he has threatened Lance that he would tell Keith one of his biggest secrets when hes annoying him…) 

 *Tries to adopt every animal he comes across ( hunk: “Shiro please please please PLEASE can we get it??” Shiro: “No, Hunk, we don’t have the time to take care of a eight eyed, purple space dog.” Hunk: “BUT SHIROOOO”) 

 *He noticed that Lance starts speaking spanish around Keith, and out of curiosity, started learning the language. Now he laughs everytime Lance says something to Keith in Spanish (He complements the shit out of Keith and he has no idea) 

 *Made friendship bracelets for everyone on the ship (and they never take them off, which makes Hunk really happy whenever he seems them wearing them) 

 *Actually an expert Sewer (no one besides Allura knows. If someone mentions their clothes have a hole in it, they find it mysteriously patched up in the morning, and a very happy Looking Hunk when they wear it) 

 *Once, while arguing with Pidge about something, Lance walked in, and Hunk said “Well I guess we have to settle this the old fashion way!” Then proceeded to pick up Lance, yell ‘READY YOUR LANCES’, and charged at Pidge, who in turn ran out the room. Needless to say, Hunk won that argument 

 *Great at Braiding hair (he and Allura often hang out and gossip like two teen girls, while he braids her hair and she paints his nails. No one even questions the nails anymore. Sometimes Pidge joins them) 

 *Loves making and wearing flower crowns (he made Shiro and Keith one once, no one expected them to wear them, so when they wore it the whole day, the others were surprised and Hunk was very happy. They kept them until the flowers were wilted, and felt really bad when they had to throw them out, but Hunk was fine with it and just happy that they kept them that long) *Makes the best hot chocolate out of everyone on the ship 

 *If hes in a relationship, he will constantly kiss his significant other, small pecks here and there, kisses during movies, before bed, in the morning, etc.. He just loves being around his significant other

Each MBTI Type Towards Baking

INFP: Likely has a raging sweet tooth, and enjoys the results of post baking if successful so that they can relish in their own works… and also consume and share them with friends and family. May also be totally jealous of ISFJ and ESFJ stealing the INFPs thunder as they bring in their own baked goods, which will result in a silent competition between the three… that is if the INFP baked more in the first place.

ENFP: They saw this one thing done by this one guy or girl, on tv this one time, and/or their friend, thought it looked like fun and wanted to try it for themselves. As such they may try and make it as fun and strange as possible while also making it taste good, the weirder the better as far as they’re concerned, may or may not take note of some of the INFPs stranger creations for inspiration.

INTP: Baking is a science to them, all that chemistry and what not, which allows them to dish out awesome baked goods due to them following procedure the way a scientist would with an experiment. Their art work on their dishes could use some work however, luckily for them they likely know a few artistic friends who can help them with the finishing touches that they’re probably too lazy to finish off themselves.

ENTP: One parts INTP one parts ENFP when it comes to baked goods, this type will likely try and experiment or make cat litter cakes just to throw people off or watch their reactions just for the fun of it. They may or may not get in a competition with the ENFP to see who can make the weirdest or most awesome looking baked good, as soon as an idea is given it… is… on.

ISFJ: Baking reminds them of the sweet old nostalgic times they had with their family while they stood side by side with one of the family members as they helped them bake all kinds of delicious treats. As such this may give them all the warm fuzzies as they bake and even more warm fuzzies as they share their work with other people. If a competition does arise, they may silently or not so silently join in.

ESFJ: They must be seen as the baking kings and/or queens, heaven forbid anyone challenge their authority when to baked goods. If some ones baked goods are found to be better, they will either try and do better or kindly try and find the recipe the other person used so that they too can use it and in their own minds perfect it. Due to the rising tension that the ENTP spots, they may make a sly comment which will start the ESFJ off on starting said competition even though few words are spoken about such a thing, that or a rant.

INTJ: They find the way the baked goods come together fascinating as they relish in studying and perhaps perfecting the patterns. May or may not take notes off of the INTP to see if they cannot duplicate the same thing or something better. The patterns and the pieces will likely intrigue them, but their actual goal is unknown and slightly terrifying to people who watch the INTJ as all wonder just what the INTJ is up to when they decide to laugh randomly from one point to another… totally the scariest bakers or… you know… creepiest.

ENTJ: They have a plan… that plan involves starting a bakery chain across the world, and in order to do that they need to both have the understanding of baked goods, as well as the economics of it all in order to start said successful business. They may or may not come to enjoy baking as they start down this path, or they may hire more skilled people to start things off with, all in all they have a goal and it starts with world domination through bakeries.

ISTP: This type enjoys working with their hand much like the ESTP, so if they’re a baker they’re likely be on their own, their hands deep in the dough, and what ever other nefarious ingredients (totally alcohol) they may be using to totally out do everyone else when it comes to baking… Well either that or they just really like making and playing with shapes and seeing how their work comes out, will also likely help others out if they’re struggling, may also likely leave others to their own devices as they chuckle inwardly at everyone inept failure to produce the same or better work.

ESTP: Naturally much like the ISTP they also enjoy working with their hands, getting their hands dirty, and of course making baked goods into phallic symbols if only to get a chuckle… or maybe they may be, much more than the other types, playing with their unfinished work, as they proceed to turn what ever it is into an extreme sport… they may or may not start a competition to see who out of them all will finish first… they may also be the one who started the food fight.

ISFP: Baking for them is an art, an art that must be perfected, this type will likely have that cake that looks like the mona lisa, or chocolate that becomes an intricate art piece that cause tourists from other countries to come and take pictures of. As baking is an artistic expression for them, they will proceed to try and make all their work look as beautiful as possible… and yes it does taste as good as it looks. If one looks closely they may or may not see a seething ESFJ in the corner somewhere as they covet the ISFPs art work.

ESFP: They didn’t want to be left out on the fun, or they’re the one throwing the baking party, because it was suggested by the ENFP in a conversation at one point, and ESFP decided to jump the shark and actually proceed to set it up, and of course call every other person to come over and do it with them as well. They may just as well as the ENFP seen this one thing, this one time, on TV, and thought what they saw looked simply delicious, and thus desired to eat it, but baking it alone wouldn’t be any fun so they either crash a baking class or start one of their own. In the end it was totally worth it, but now they’re going to have to deal with the stomach ache that comes from consuming all that sugar, they’re in good company though, the INFP is likely having similar problems.

INFJ: They are rather hesitant to join in on the festivities, most of the people they likely don’t know, and they’re not entirely sure how it will all turn out. They however, see that everyone is excited and not wanting to upset anyone go along with the plans, and while they’ve finished their work quietly alongside the ISFJ likely, before most everyone else, they have decided to extend their hand in helping all those who need it, will likely be one of the first to leave so that they can enjoy all they’ve done in the comfort of their own home, as they wonder about whether or not anything like this will be done again in the future, and how to make it more… homey if it does.

ENFJ: Knows all about the INFPs raging sweet tooth among other things, and reads the situation of the entire gathering. While they do join in and make pleasantries they try and keep the entire thing rather harmonious. Upon spotting ENTP who likely starts off various competition by word manipulation the ENFJ will likely shoot the ENTP several dirty glares, this was suppose to be a nice time of baking not one of chaos and havoc. With that being said they’ll try and keep the entire operation running as smoothly as possible while trying to prevent the INFP from eating more pastry sweets than they should which the ENFJ knows is likely seeded in deeper emotional things that the INFP does not want to talk about in public… maybe… in other words, they’re the overseers of harmony, and making sure it goes as much without a hitch as they possibly can.

ISTJ: One of the ISTJs parents was a baker before them, and their parents before them. It runs in the family, and one day the ISTJ will likely take over the family business of running a bakery. They likely have the most knowledge of how everything must be done, as well as organized. They have shelves upon shelves of cooking and baking knowledge, and will probably take on a perfectionist approach to their creation, everything has to be juuuuust so. There will likely be a book or three with the same recipe open as one may have better instructions than the other on the ISTJs side of the table.

ESTJ: While not to interested in the baking aspect of it all, they join in, so that they can see what the value of their own work is, which they will then judge upon the value of everyone else work. Upon doing that they will try and determine the total economic value of everything that has been done in order to turn it all into a profit. Upon seeing this the ENTJ will likely recruit the ESTJ as a business partner who helps run the marketing side of things, as they work towards the goal of world domination via baked goods.

Honey and Lavender

Hi there, @mattmurdockmypay!  I’m your SnowBaz Secret Valentine, and here’s a fic I wrote just for you.  Sorry it’s a little late (it’s still Valentine’s Day somewhere!).  

The idea for this fic grew and grew and grew, not unlike a loaf in a proving drawer, until it was too huge to be contained in a short fic.  So here’s one day in the life of GBBO SnowBaz.  Hopefully more will come in the future (including Simon making black and white cookies during biscuit week).  

Honey and Lavender

Summary: It’s that thing where Simon and Baz meet for the first time as contestants on the Great British Bake Off.  You know.  That thing.


Week 1: Cakes

“Marie Antoinette famously said, ‘let them eat cake.’  And this week, we quite agree.”

“Without the messy political connotations, of course.  Please don’t write in.”

“I have tried to become monarch of Great British Bake Off, with limited success.”

“I’d vote for you.”

“Sue, you don’t vote for queens.”

“Fine then.  I’ll become king and change the rules and vote you in.”

The boy at the station to Baz’s right is a total mess.  A complete fucking nightmare.  He’s all sudden movements and frantic dashes and constant apologies for dropping things.  

Which he has done.  A lot.  They’re barely 30 minutes into the showstopper and there have already been a lifetime of mistakes.  Broken glassware, inexplicably far-flung scrapers, endless mixer mishaps.  

He was erratic during the signature and technical challenges yesterday, but this is an entirely new level of incompetence.  It genuinely feels as if he’s actively trying to be bad at everything.  

Which is fine, because less competition for Baz.  But the part that’s less fine: Baz can’t take his eyes off of the boy.  And it is seriously destroying his chill.  

Baz hasn’t bothered to learn names.  It’s a chore, pretending to care about strangers, and he doesn’t have the energy to play nice.  Still, he has to call them something, so he takes a perverse pleasure in creative labeling.  Woman With Too Many Jars. Man With Parchment Paper Fetish. Lady Most Likely to Burn Things.  Novelty Bow Tie Guy.

This boy, though.  This walking disaster defies snarky nicknames.  Everything Baz thinks of (Boy He’d Most Like to Pin Up Against a Wall; Boy Who Makes Him Feel Both Dizzy and Disgusted; Boy Who Probably Tastes Like Strawberries) is more distracting than helpful.

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Allowed-Near-Glass-Jars actually isn’t half bad, but it’s wordy.

Baz pulls his attention back to his mixer just in time to save his butter from over creaming.  And it’s a good job too - he’s watched the boy beat his butter into an oily mess three times before finally getting it right.  If Baz did the same, he’d lose all right to feel superior to the boy.  And it feels amazing to know he’s empirically better than at least one person in the competition right now.

Even if the person he feels better than just so happens to be the person he most wants to pull behind the tent and snog until his lips are sore.  

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Nobody Compares - Suga Scenario

“You have got to be kidding me.”

“What?” Jimin stands up and looks at the direction you’re glaring at. He sighs in understanding when his eyes land on the one person that could have ruined your mood: Min Yoongi. “Y/N—”

“He can’t do this. He cannot be doing this Jimin!” You run a hand through your hair in frustration and refrain yourself from cursing out loud. You can feel a hand on your shoulder and hear Jimin telling you to take deep breaths, but you don’t listen to him. You completely tune out Jimin because all you can think about is how Min Yoongi did this on purpose.

From anyone else’s point of view it looked harmless. But you know better, this is an act of war.

Min Yoongi has set up a bake sale right across from yours.

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I’ve met up with about 6 guys on tinder and most have been your standard one night stand. Except this last one. I had never been taken on actual date before, every “date” always just ended up being fucking. But this guy was different. First of all, I don’t ever message anyone first but when I came across his pictures, I literally said “I like his face” out loud, so I told him so. I wasn’t really looking to talk to anyone that night, so all my responses were really blunt and sarcastic. But he went with it. I had never experienced someone sassing me back so much. He ended up asking me out.
We went to one of my favorite restaurants, he met my best friend and her boyfriend and the two boys found common interests and bonded instantly, and we went to a movie. He was a perfect gentleman the entire time, and kissed me at the end of the night. It was easily the best night of my life. I’ve never felt so respected.

An adventure in RockportChocolate Chip Ice Cream at The Ice Cream Store in Rockport, MA. [An adventure in Rockport] [My instagram]

The cone begins to drip as the sun melts away over the bay, and it has the icy sweet taste of a perfectly enjoyable afternoon. Chocolate chip ice cream has the hints of a childhood watching my mother taking her first steps in baking as a successful batch of chocolate chip cookies would break to reveal dark liquid chocolate gold within, yet the cold sweetness is always too exciting for me to categorize under that American term “comfort food”. Yet this ice cream is distinctly American - creamy and rich - and only faintly reminds me of the icy sticks of fruit flavoured Bolan Ice Cream I have in Thailand.