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We Bare Bears


Yields 12 cupcakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • White sanding sugar
  • Light brown sanding sugar
  • Black jelly beans
  • White, brown, and black candy melts
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Brown cupcake liners
  • Cupcake tray
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Small offset spatula
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with #809 tip
  • Black royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with #2 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition.
  5. Beat in honey and vanilla extract until well combined.
  6. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mmixture.
  7. Scoop batter into lined cupcake trays and bake for 18 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #809 tip to pipe a dome of white buttercream frosting on top of each cupcake.
  2. Dip 8 of the cupcakes into white sanding sugar and the other 4 into brown sanding sugar.
  3. Place black jelly beans in the center of each cupcake - these will be the noses.
  4. Place black, white, or browncandy melts on each cupcake according to which bear it represents.
  5. Use black royal icing with a #2 tip to pipe details on the faces.
  6. TaDa! These honey flavored cupcakes are BEARy good!
Themed Playlists for Princesses

Hi, angels - as many of you may know, I regularly create themed online mixes, and love to share them with you! So, here are two of my favourite playlists that I have made: They are created for the purpose of relaxation, allowing you to disappear into a floaty, elegant world. Listen to them while soaking in a goddess bath, lounging in silk, or wandering around with a face mask on and a tall glass of champagne or ice water in your hand. And if you cannot do those things? Surely the music will make you feel as if you are.  ♡

The Princess Relaxes, Vol. 1

The Princess Relaxes, Vol. 2 (New)!

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After putting our heads together, we’ve come up with the prompts for McHanzo Week 2017! They’re listed below, plus there’s a bit more explanation and some suggestions for what you could possibly do below the cut. You can find the general rules for the week on our blog right here and anything from McHanzo Week 2016 right here.

(Truth be told, I think these are a little more unique and interesting than last year’s prompts, so hopefully you guys feel the same and get a real kick out of ‘em!)

THE PROMPTS

  • Day 1 — Morning || Night
  • Day 2 — Canon Divergence || Alternate Universe
  • Day 3 — Undercover || Downtime
  • Day 4 — Red || Blue
  • Day 5 — Traditional || Unorthodox
  • Day 6 — First Date || Domestic Life
  • Day 7 — The Beach || The Sea

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How To Be a Villain in the Batman Universe in 5 Easy Steps
  1. select a theme
  2. think up plenty of puns about that theme
  3. buy a suit in a color that suits the theme
  4. find something thematic to wear on your head
  5. poison the water supply

Apple Fries


Yields 2 servings

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Equipment
  • Large frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towel
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Small bowl
  • Candy thermometer

Let’s get started!

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan to 350ºF.
  2. Cut apples into ¾ inch sticks and then fry them for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove fries from oil and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towel.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Once the fries have cooled a little, toss them in cinnamon sugar and serve.

My Little Pony Cake


Yields one 10-inch round and one 6-inch round cake

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 7 egg whites
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon + a pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • Red, white, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink fondant
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • 10-inch round cake pan, lined and sprayed
  • 6-inch round cake pan, lined and sprayed
  • 10-inch round cake board
  • 6-inch round cake board
  • Small fondant roller
  • Large fondant roller
  • Fondant tools
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar, and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg whites one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
  6. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mimxture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake the 6-inch cake for 45 minutes, and the 10-inch cake for 1 hour.

Time to decorate!

  1. Trim the tops of the cakes using a cake leveler and then cut each cake horizontally into 2 layers. Assemble on a cake board, spreading frosting between each layer.
  2. Cover the cakes with a crumb coat layer of frosting and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll our light blue fondant about ¼ inch thick and then cover the 6-inch cake. Use a knife to remove any excess.
  4. Roll out green fondant to ¼ inch thick and then cover the 10-inch cake. Cover a 10-inch cake board in green fondant.
  5. Place the 10-inch cake on the cake board. Use large straws as support to stack the 6-inch cake on top of the 10-inch cake.
  6. Use colored fondant to create a rainbow, trees, bushes, apples, clouds, and cutie marks.
  7. Place fondant pieces and pony figurines on the cake to create a scene.
  8. TaDa! Friendship is magic, and so is this My Little Pony Cake!
NDRV3 cursors

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I decided to make some NDRV3 cursors uwu

here’s how to put them in your tumblr theme (its easy!) vvv

first, go into ‘‘Edit Theme” and click “Edit HTML”.

look for “<style> and </style>” in your HTML and paste this code up in between there vv

*, body, a, a:hover {cursor: url(Cursor URL Goes Here), auto;}

right click on the cursor you want and copy the URL
then you can replace “Cursor URL Goes Here” with that URL

click “Update Preview” and then “Save” and that’s it!

(if you have any questions feel free to ask!)
- Mod Maki

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└ It begins: Narumi-san’s understanding of how things work… or not.

Cr: Saki ni Umareta dake no Boku Episode 01

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Some pics from the dating game i made for @lumieremorte ‘s birthday!!

Renpy is so easy to use i can’t believe there aren’t more favorite characters dating games wtf???? (i used the tutorials from this channel plus the one from renpy) 

Samoa Cookie Cupcakes


Yields 1 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • 12 purple silicon cupcake liners
Decoration
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Samoa cookies
  • Melted chocolate in decorating bag
  • #829 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt until evenly combined.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in and egg and vanilla and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Gently fold in shredded coconut.
  7. Line a cupcake tray and fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake for about 14 to 16 minutes.
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until smooth. Add caramel and mix until well combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  3. Add in vanilla and salt and then beat in cream until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Time to decorate!

  1. Cut each Samoa cookie in half.
  2. Scoop frosting in decorating bag fitted with a #829 tip.
  3. Once cupcakes are completely cool, pipe two swirls of frosting on top of each.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate and top with a half of a Samoa cookie.

Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes


Yields 2 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablesooons vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Cupcake Tray
  • 24 red silicon cupcake liners
Decoration
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Tagalong cookies
  • Decorating bag fitted with #809 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk in both sugars until evenly combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, and vanilla. Whisk in the sour cream and oil.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the sour cream mixture. Stir until well combined (do not over mix).
  5. Gently fold peanut butter chips into the batter.
  6. Line a cupcake tray and fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until smooth and then mix in peanut butter.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Scrap down sides as needed.
  3. Add in vanilla and salt and then beat in cream until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Time to decorate!

  1. Cut each Tagalong cookie in half.
  2. Scoop frosting in decorating bag fitted with a #829 tip.
  3. Once cupcakes are completely cool, pipe two swirls of frosting on top of each.
  4. Top with a half of a Tagalong cookie.

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We all have met fictional characters that stayed with us long after the initial encounter, that continue to inspire us or motivate us, sometimes in the most surprising of ways. The design for ORIHIME proves as much — drawing inspiration from the Bleach character of the same name (specifically, from her hairpins), I designed a quaint, easy-on-the-eyes theme that lets you stop & breathe. Aimed at personal and aesthetic blog types, it packs plenty customization options to truly make it your own.


FEATURES
[ + ]  everything auto-centers;
[ + ]  500px posts;
[ + ]  left & right sidebars;
[ + ]  the highlight of the theme — the flower detail on the left side, which is fully customizable: you can edit the border and each petal’s colors separately (I suggest using a gradient of shades, as shown in the preview, but you can have a pride flag on there);
[ + ]  a main title slot, independent of your blog title, editable via the customization panel;
[ + ]  a secondary title slot, which likewise can be changed via the customization panel;
[ + ]  a description slot — remember to properly wrap it in a paragraph tag;
[ + ]  NB: keep in mind that as of this theme, you have an inbuilt description slot in your customization panel that is separate from tumblr’s. I chose to add it in since tumblr is so prone to glitching;
[ + ]  home & ask + 3 extra links (though you can manually add more);
[ + ]  the sidebar text shadow can be turned on/off;
[ + ]  plain color background option;
[ + ]  texture/pattern background option;
[ + ]  gradient background option;
[ + ]  full wallpaper background option (don’t fret about size, I’ve set it to cover).
tip: tumblr is, as previously stated, very glitchy. in order for all the on/off options to work right, turn everything off first, and then turn on those that you want active.


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     This theme is optimized for Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome.
     It is best viewed on a 1366x768 screen resolution.

anonymous asked:

Made up fic title: Sinking, not drowning

Notes: Hey sugarplum! This is SOOOO late, and IDK even which pairing you wanted, but here we are XS


Fake Title Prompts


On their first day of junior High, Robert sat Jace and Alec down as a nursing Maryse watched over an excitable Izzy picking out her first day outfit.

“You’re both men now,” he intoned, eyes flickering over both his sons—one whom had inherited all his striking angles, and dark mop of hair, and then Jace. The orphan he and Maryse had adopted only a few years prior. Jace who sometimes finds himself staring at the mirror in his room, cursing his fair hair and mismatched eyes. Cursing the painfully physical reminder that he’ll never truly be considered a Lightwood, that he’ll always be the boy who disappointed his birth father over and over again. The boy who had his falcon murdered because he has no idea how to divide love from subserviency. The boy who was so unwanted that his mother died while giving birth to him, and who his father despised ever since.

Jace will always be marred with the title of Wayland—never a Lightwood.

“You boys need to take care of each other and your baby sister and brother.”

“I know that dad,” Alec sniffed with an imperious tilt of his dark head.

“Alright, alright, no harm in the reminder Alexander. I just want you both to keep on being true, alright? Always remember that strength is not found in the force behind our fists, but the dignity of our character. Right?”

“So much for we break noses and accept the consequences,” Alec snorts before their father playfully grinds his knuckles into his scalp.

Jace forces himself to laugh, and pretends that he didn’t see the sheen in Robert’s eyes that he and Maryse always seem to get whenever they so much as glide over Jace’s less than pristine past, a past of abuse and neglect by his birth parent.


Simon Lewis is everything bombastic effervescence, and cheeky grins that rival the incandescent rays of light that dance over his chocolate eyes, and make them sparkle in a way that snatches the breath right from Jace’s lungs.

Jace thinks that he might be slightly fucked when their teacher swings off the year by conducting one of the arbitrary, ice breakers that they always seem to be forced into, and Jace is partnered with sunlight personified.

“My favorite color’s blue, my favorite superhero is Spider-man, cause duh, and baseball ’s the best and only sport that I’ll actually sit down and watch.” Simon crows without even a breath between words just as soon as Jace plops down in front of him in the small desk—forcing their knees to brush up  against each other every few minutes or so.

“Baseball? Like the slowest sport in the history of ever?” Jace deadpans, brows craned and the corner of his mouth tugging up in a small smile.

“I like the atmosphere, and peanuts.” Simon sulks, his face scrunched up sourly—and honest, it should’ve been Jace’s first sign that Simon was it for him  when he found the expression cute over anything else.

“Yeah, well I like Italian food but you don’t see me embedding myself into the nearest mob.”

“M’kay, one I’m pretty sure that’s borderline offensive, and two totally not leveled playing fields. You’re comparing  a weekend at Fenway, to waking up with a dead horse nuzzling your neck.”

“I dunno,” Jace gives a one armed shrug. “Sounds pretty equal levels of terribleness too me.”

Simon’s eyes sharpen, impressed, and Jace can’t help the swell of pride in his chest over the development.

“I bet Peeta would not even try recruiting you.”

“Yeah, well they also end up killing thousands upon thousands of the animals they claim to be saving  on a yearly basis—can’t say that I’m too broken hearted over the thought. And hey, wasn’t your assumption that the mob actually slices up poor, defenseless horsies borderline offensive  towards their organization?”

Simon barks out a laugh, and Jace thinks he is in serious danger of drowning in the color of his irises.


They sit besides each other for the remainder of that year.


“And that is when the conquistadors first infiltrated the Mayan land,” professor Herondale intones, seemingly completely oblivious to how half her class is about to keel over in boredom at her Ken Berns like monotone.

Jace is jolted out of his daydreams of actually making the baseball team when a crumpled up piece of paper smacks him in the forehead.

He cuts a menacing snarl towards where Simon is dutifully sketching in his paper pad, the slightest of leers playing on the edges of his lips. Jace doesn’t open the ball for another five minutes, just to be contrary, and is rewarded by increasingly peeved off gestures Simon directs his way over Maia’s head, who in turn just sighs—long suffering—and lodges a pen to Jace’s temple.

“Fucking hell,” Jace rubs over the tender spot while reading Simon’s note.

More borderline offensive, Prof Herondale trying to pronounce Spanish names, or the Asian neighbor from Breakfast At Tiffanies?

Jace pretends he isn’t so totally giddy while he scrawls back a counter.


They’re not best friends, not really. Simon will always have the spindly redhead that he declares as his plutonic soulmate, and Jace would never bestow that title on anyone but Alec and all his surliness.

So no, Jace and Simon are most definitely not best friends…But sometimes Jace is convinced that they must be more than just ordinary friends too.

Simon’s the only person Jace wants to be around on the anniversary of his father’s death—The lightwoods are all always so unsure on how to act, whether to ignore it considering he’s a proven, abusive monster, or to try and bring up the idea of therapy to Jace once more. What they never seem to understand is that no matter all of that horrendous shit that Valentine had put Jace through, he was still his father. He made him spaghetti when he was sick, and bought him all the books he could ever want, and he was there (Which is sure a whole hell of a lot more than what most kids could say about their fathers.) So what if he wasn’t exactly a Robert Lightwood, or Adon Lewis—He was Jace’s dad.

Simon’s at least ignorant to the whole mess—he still sees Jace as some chill dude that he actually likes hanging out with, and not the broken boy that he had to save. It’s a nice feeling.

And for his part, Simon seems to search for only Jace’s company when he wants to string together his fantasies of the future. When he buoyantly explains his intentions of becoming a detective just like his father, because he loves solving riddles and helping the people who can’t help themselves.

Jace thinks he’s brilliant, but doesn’t tell Simon so, less it exposes his ever growing attraction.


Jace is listening to Simon recite the section of the Torah that he’s incorporated into his Bar Mitzvah’s speech, ready to help out if Simon forgets any words. But really, Jace’s much busier marveling over the round vowels and lyrical cadences of Simon’s voice speaking out loud the foreign words, over actually detecting him stammering over anything.

“You’re amazing—Ah, erm your speech…It’s amazing. You’re gunna do fantastic.”

“You think?” Simon’s smile radiates everything Jace wishes he had. He’s warmth, and beauty, and brightness through every layer, all rolled up into one perfect package. Jace thinks it was a daft mistake that Simon’s still here—friends with him—but a selfish, self indulgent part of him relishes that he is.

“Thanks for all your help goldilocks,” Simon squeezes Jace’s hand, and Jace swears his mind melts right out of his head.

They stand their for another moment—or hour—longer, until Jace cuffs to defuse the static in the air, before he does something really dumb, like kiss Simon.

“More borderline offensive, you fucking up your pronunciation or our parents trying to get everyone to do the Hokey Pokey?”

Simon shutters with a grimace. “Please no jokes, I still remember how my mom almost took out our neighbor’s eye during Beck’s ceremony while dancing the Macarena.”

Jace is pretty sure that he only genuinely laughs when with Simon.

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