emoji guide

Emoji Donuts

Yields 5-6 donuts

The things you’ll need

  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Dry pastry brush
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter ring
  • Candy thermometer
  • Spider
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towels
  • Skewers
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip
  • Black and red royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Small paintbrush
  • Pink luster dust
  • Frying oil

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, mix warm milk, yeast and sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture, egg yolks, butter and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Slowly mix in flour, and then add the salt half way through adding the flour.
  4. Once all the flour is mixed in, knead for a few minutes.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and allow to sit until it has doubled in size.
  6. Place rested dough into a floured surface and carefully form it into a flat disc.
  7. Use a ring cookie cutter to cut out 5 or 6 donuts. Cover the donuts with a towel adn let them rest about 10 minutes.
  8. Heat oil to 350ºF, keeping track of the temperature with a candy thermometer.
  9. When the donuts have sest for about 10 to 15 minutes, place them in the hot oil.
  10. Fry a few minutes on each side and then use a spider to place each donut onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Allow to cool.
  11. Combine pudding mix with 2 cups of colk milk and mix until well combined. Use a #2A tip to fill donuts with vanilla cream.

Time to decorate!

  1. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until desired consistency. Use food coloring to dye the icing yellow.
  2. Pipe Emoji faces onto each donut using red and black royal icing.
A Simple Guide to Emoji Spells 🔮🕯

Better viewable in mobile because emojis. Updated 28/07/2017

I’ve always seen emoji spells going around but not any how-to’s. Even if it’s easy, it’s useful to have a little guide so here it goes.

How do they work?
Someone else replied this in a text post that was going around, but I’ll say it here too. They are basically like sigils. When doing sigils, you draw something while thinking of the intention and what you’ll use it for, and then you charge it. Emoji spells are like that, but instead of drawing from scratch, you select emojis from a list, always thinking of their purpose. This is because the emojis are preexistent, so you need to carefully choose them for their intention and symbology. This is very important because if not, it would only be a simple string of emojis with no particular meaning or intention; also because there aren’t emojis for everything, so “repurposing” them while thinking of what the symbol means to you and charging it with intent is important.

How do I cast them/charge them?
Most posts say that “reblogs cast, and both likes and reblogs charge it”. So basically, if you’re creating it here or in any site that allows posting in different forms, by posting it you already cast it. Or you can send them to yourself via any messaging app and you just casted your emoji spell. You can also use them as alarm descriptions and have them activated when the alarm goes off (good for waking up for example). Other ideas would be using snapchat, by sending it to someone or just posting it to your story. It has also occured to me that you can use the 24 hour timer to activate it. What I mean is that you can create an emoji spell string with anticipation, post it 24 hours before the intended time of action, have it charged with each view and then released when the 24 hours are up to start acting (this would work well to gain confidence for exams which have a specific starting time, or to gain confidence for a date, or stuff like that). Charging your phone with a crystal on top is a good idea also (for alarms and such things). The possibilities are endless. 

What emojis should I use?
Here comes the part I was expecting. Most emoji spells start and end with 🔮 to convey the circle of protection, but this is not necessary if you don’t use them. You can also change the crystal balls with something else you relate to protection (if you’re an earth witch, maybe plants can be your circle, or for fire witches, the fire emoji, and so and so on). You can also use candles 🕯 and really anything you feel will work. Emojis have a HUGE variety for you to choose what will work. Your emoji spells can be as long as you need them to and it can refer to whatever you need them to and program them for a specific time slot using the clock emojis (🕐🕑).

Symmetry in Emoji Spell Strings
Lots of emoji spells out there are symmetric, meaning they have the same emojis and can be “read” the same from left to right or right to left. This is something completetly personal. I like it because it’s pleasing to the eyes and I do it in every chance I can use it, but you don’t have to make them symmetric and not all the time (I have made non-symmetric emoji spells too because of the functionality I wanted, like progression). I don’t believe non-symmetric emoji strings are less effective than symmetric ones; each one has its pros and cons.

Usage ideas:
You can write them in a tweet, as the alarm text, as a calendar entry or even a whatsapp status. Really, wherever you need it.

Here are some emoji spells examples I created for the post:

- To be able to travel somewhere (you can change the flag with the destination of your trip)

- To concentrate for exams/study

- To wake up refreshed and rested

- To be productive (you can change the icons to refer to the things you have to do)

- To end the effect of a spell you don’t need anymore (any spell)

Remember that you can make the icons refer to whatever you need, even if it’s not exactly like the chore (for example, there’s no sewing machine emoji so I used the dress to refer to my sewing project).

Feel free to add more info or correct me if I’m wrong in something…

- Wiccanery :)

Resource Masterpost

I’ve had several requests to make my resource masterpost rebloggable. So, I did. It’s under a read more because it’s super long. Please let me know if there are any dead links. I’ll update this and the page on my blog every time I find more links! (this masterpost includes: places to watch tv/movies, torrent sites, livestreams, tv/movie/book/comic book/musical/music/people masterposts, screencap sites, celebrity galleries, resource blogs, my favorite fonts, places to get actions/psds/textures/themes, base codes, updates tabs, photoshop/html tutorials, photoshop downloads, places to get emoticons/symbols, links to cool software/google chrome extensions, tumblr tips/resources, useful/fun sites, lifehacks, recipes, stuff for school/college, tips for getting a job, makeup/fashion tips and sites, links to learn hobbies, tips for exercise, stuff for “how to adult”, writing/roleplaying resources, places to learn a language, and links to tumblr challenges/memes.) last updated december 24, 2014.

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anonymous asked:

Hello!🖤 How emoji spells work? I like them, but I don't know if I'm doing it right. Also I'm not a native speaker and I don't like what charge and cast mean. Another thing is, this spells are long lasting or I need to like/reblog frequently?

Hi, here’s a how-to guide about emoji spells– it explains more clearly than I could about how they actually work. 

When it comes to charging and casting, to “charge” a spell means to fill it with energy, like plugging your cell phone in to give it battery life. By clicking like on a tech spell, it gives the spell energy. To “cast” means to send the spell into the universe and let the outcome work its way back to you. Another way to think about it is like fishing– when you throw your line out into a pond to find fish, it’s called “casting” your line, to send it out into the water. To cast a spell, it sends the energy of your intention out into the universe. 

The spells can be long-lasting, but it depends on the spell– like a spell about having a good day may be something to post every day or on days that you need it, and other spells about finding love could be long-lasting. How often you reblog and like posts is up to you and what you want to bring into your life, and it takes practice to figure out what you like and what works for you. 

(PS your English is very good :))

The Emoji Guide to Falling in Love

How DOES one meet meet that special someone these days? Fear not: we broke down exactly how the characters in some of our favorite YA romances fell in love…using emojis.

Translation: after your family’s world is turned upside down, stumble upon a scrumptious-smelling pizzeria where you will find the best pizza, a best friend, and a boy who’s the best at seeing you for the first time. 

Translation: the summer before college, break up with your perfect boyfriend and open your heart to the city boy working on a documentary about a reclusive artist in your beach hometown.

Translation: when trying to reconcile your dreams of going to university with your family’s intention for you to run the estate, look to the boy who has many secrets – especially when rumors of a rebellion start to spread.

Translation: get stuck in an elevator and finally get to know the boy who’s lived across from you and your strict parents forever when the power goes out at a hospital.

Translation: move past your history of heartbreak after you get an amazing set designing job in L.A. where, when a famous actor dies, you’ll uncover an inheritance letter that will lead you to love. 

Translation: when you can’t understand what’s going on with your relationships with pretty much everyone in your life and your sister gets engaged to the worst guy ever, open your eyes, look around, and rewrite your definition of love.

Translation: after getting special powers that turn you into a guardian-debutante hybrid, reevaluate your current relationship and put a fresh pair of eyes on your nemesis since grade school.

Translation: after admiring the extremely large and super fun family next door for years, finally break down the fence and get to know what’s been there all along.

Translation: if the young Caliph in your land weds a new girl and has her executed each morning, volunteer to marry him for the sake of revenge and make it until dawn…you may find that things are not as they seem.

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