hello I would like to request the recipe for fairy cakes out of pure curiosity with zero intent to make anything
*gives you a stern measuring look*
For the sponge:
110g/4oz butter softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar/baking sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
For the icing/frosting
300g/10½oz icing sugar
2-3 tbsp water
2-3 drops food colouring of your choice.
Any other decorations you might want.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line 2 x 12-hole fairy cake tins
with paper cases. Cream together your butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract MAKING SURE YOU STIR CLOCKWISE AND ABSOLUTELY NOT THE OTHER WAY IN AROUND UNLESS YOU WANT THE FAE ESCAPING
Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring and then drizzle over the cakes, sprinkle with decorations if you have them and set aside until the icing hardens.
Devour before the fae folk find another way to find you.
I was thinking about the post suggesting humans would be to aliens like mythical Fae creatures, and this idea popped into my head.
So we’re stuck on the very outskirts of the intergalactic community and we’re a young race and very little knowledge about us has reached the main players on the intergalactic political stage. We’ve only had contact with our closest neighbours, who are a friendly enough bunch and have helped us along with technology and such, but we’re still working out some internal violence between nations, and having befriended us this little neighbouring Galactic race mostly leaves us alone to sort out our shit. But we like them so we give them the means to contact us with an offer to help them if we ever can.
A century or two later and we’re still not very involved outside our own planet but we’ve basically fixed our infighting and we’re working on building our fleets to go further and discover more. Our friendly neighbours get attacked by a warlike race bent on controlling this Galactic back water to use as a base for greater conquests, and things are going badly for them. In a last ditch effort to save themselves, they call the humans. They think that at least they can evacuate their weaker members to earth so not all their race will be enslaved or killed.
Queue a full on “the beacons are lit, Gondor calls for aid” moment - the newly formed coalition of human nations remembers the kindness of this species that was their first encounter outside their own planet, and they send an army.
And so our friendly neighbours find to their astonishment that they accidentally befriended Space Orcs who arrive on the Galactic stage in spectacular fashion by totally annihilating their fearsome attackers, and suddenly all the other Galactic nations want to ally with this backwater so the can get on the humans good side because damn they don’t want those scary humans to turn on them.
I thought it would be interesting to post my thoughts on different types of spiritual encounters and hear what other Witches have experienced.
I want to focus specifically on the spiritual. Elementals, Fae, and other creatures deserve their own posts.
Echos are emotional leftovers. They’re an emotional energy stamp left on a place, item, or even person. They can manifest as an image, a smell, a sound, or even a moving scene. A particularly traumatic or emotional event can linger in its entirety. I once lived in a house where I would hear the same domestic fight play out in the kitchen over and over.
Echos are not sentient. Echos can be left by people who are still living. They are not spirits in the traditional sense that we think of them but they make up the majority of paranormal experiences we encounter.
Departed are the spirits in the traditional sense. They are the consciousnesses of people who have died. They are sentient and can interact with the living.
Keep in mind they are people and retain their personalities. The spirit of the old man in your house may be perfectly lovely and kind, and the spirit that inhabits your local swimming pool may be a total bitch. Interact with these spirits the same way you would with the living.
(On a related note: the only danger a Ouija Board presents to you is potentially connecting you with a dick. There are spirits who will lie to you and try to scare you. You always have the power to end the conversation and send them away.)
An Essence was never human.
There is some debate within my circle as to whether or not an Essence is a creature akin to a demon or if they are literally the essence of good or evil, a conglomoration of human emotion given sentience. Whether or not they come from nature or human belief.
What I do know is when dealing with an Essence you must be cautious. They are powerful, can manipulate objects in the physical world, and are the main culprits for the worst types of hauntings.
No matter the type of encounter you are entitled to protection of self. Do not give attention to loud negative spirits and remember that you can tell anything to go away.
My favorite line is “you don’t pay rent so get out!”
(If I ever find a spirit who is willing to leave me rent money in the couch cushions I’ll welcome them in with open arms.)
That’s it for today’s post! Let me know what you think and what type of ghostly encounters you’ve had!
Today, while working on jewelry, I caught a little hobgoblin stealing one of my quartz crystals. He thought he could hide behind my succulent but it didn’t work so well. We had a nice little chat over some lemon cake and ice tea. Turns out he is looking for a home to call his own. It’s really better to know your own hobgoblin than to just guess at what is in your home. He’s a protective little creature who has an affinity for crystals. He really enjoys getting to dig them up.
His name is Pickrig and I’m here to help him find a home.
Summary: Stiles has always known that he isn’t quite human - the plant life that tends to sprout around him whenever he gets upset or excited gives it away. He’s never really fit in among the regular people in Beacon Hills and is determined to wait it out, go to college, and find somewhere to belong. He’s forced to abandon those plans, however, after he desperately agrees to enter into an arranged marriage to save his father’s life.
An arranged marriage with an angry, sometimes furry dude with trust issues. It’s all very Beauty and the Beast, without the singing candlesticks.
Notes: I nearly fainted when I saw a new Lissadiane fic in my inbox and what a good one it is! Once again, the Sterek Reverse Bang unites the fandom and brings us a bunch of new and awesome fics to read! -C
“I—I didn’t know,” Stiles says. “I—my father—”
“She may not have broken the word of the treaty,” Talia says coldly. “But she broke the spirit of it.”
Kira shrugs. “That’s what the fae do.”
Talia looks at Stiles for a long moment, and then at Derek, and she says, “You don’t have to go through with it, Derek. You know you don’t – you never had to do this.”
“If I don’t do this,” Derek tells her, reaching out for Stiles’ wrist, his grip so tight, Stiles worries he’ll have bruises. “It violates the treaty. And she’ll destroy us all. Let’s finish it.”
Talia nods and Stiles can’t breathe – this is the perfect time for a panic attack, right before marrying the hottest and yet most terrifying guy he’d ever met. Against his will. Who needs to breathe for that?
Character design challenge day 3! The Left Hand of the Erlking.
The goblin king has many retainers, but above them all, his right and left hands serve him best. The left is a creature of witchery and trickery; though, somewhat uncharacteristically for the fae, it has a soft heart when it comes to mortals.
Character A is Character B’s favorite singer. Actually, Character A seems to be everyone’s favorite singer. It seems like Character B can’t go anywhere without hearing one of Character A’s songs, or seeing a poster promoting one of Character A’s albums or tours. Their fandom spans ages, races, countries – the entire world seems to be united in their love for Character A. It would be a good thing, if Character B could figure out why. Sure, Character A is a great singer and rather attractive, but… No one’s that perfect.
It isn’t until Character B wins a fan contest for backstage passes to one of Character A’s shows that the truth finally comes out: Character A is an ancient fae, using the modern human tendency to flock to celebrities to have the fun they’re denied from the loss of the old fae ways.
as some consider mermaids to be a type of fae creature, it is important to note they do not immediately trust humans and it is something to be done with caution. with some research into the lore, here is what i’ve come up with;
🌊 know what you want to talk to the mermaid about, and consider first the trust level you need when asking, as somethings are sensitive information.
do you have questions regarding them, or magic?
do you wish to work with them on a spell?
🌊 place the mirror in the water, place offerings around the edges of the bowl.
🌊 engage with the astral plane at least partially.
🌊 take your hand and place it in the water when you invoke the name of a mermaid. remove your hand immediately after.
🌊 use the pendulum or method of divination to receive their answers.
🌊 when you are done, place the offerings in the water and let sit.
🌊 remove the mirror before you pour out the water, try to touch the water minimal amounts when removing.
respect and safety:
🌊 like any spiritual or magical creature, you must respect the ones you work with. however, mermaids are also known from lore to be hostile towards humans, particularly the bit with luring away and drowning.
🌊 after contacting a mermaid, be wary of any music that strikes a chord with you, and approach it carefully, as music is their primary way of luring “sailors” and other humans to their destruction.
🌊 after first contact, either protect yourself with spells or continue to give offerings to the mermaid, as you have denied them the bounty they were after, – a human to drown.
Deep in the elder forests of flowing green the Wood Nymphs roam, They are mysterious creatures who blend into the scripted bark of swaying trees. The Wood Nymphs run through the forest their footprints molding into the mossy floor.
Wood Nymphs are the attendants of the Faery Queen. In ancient Greece Artemis (Diana) the Goddess of hunt and moon had Wood Nymphs as her companions. ” A nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities.”
The Wood Nymphs bodies become part of the trees they inhabit, their beauty in they Nature Spirit form is mesmerizing. They are known to be the symbol of good luck, protection, lucid dreaming, and grounding energy.
When you go on a nature walk carry Tree Agate with you to connect with the Wood Nymphs. You can mediate in the forest to connect with the Fea realm.
So it’s still September, BUT the month of Halloween is quickly approaching and I figured some people may like to get a head start on this so they have things to post! Here are 31 prompts for writing, one for each day of October. Skip any days that irk you or that you just don’t have the time and energy for, but feel free to use the tag #31horrificdays so others can see your work! As always, the prompts are up for interpretation and are meant to inspire a plot rather than dictate how it goes - all fandoms, original characters, or even a changing cast is more than welcome! [I may do a part 2 of vague, one-word prompts for those who want something more flexible].
The character goes out on a date (or an outing with a friend) and comes home late that night to see all of their furniture moved/stacked oddly, rotten food in the fridge, but no signs of entry or security issues.
The character learns through conversation that one of their friends hates Halloween.
The character is distressed from several nights of nightmares/sleep paralysis, all of which leave them waking up terrified. Eventually, what they see in their dreams start to blend into reality.
Write a story about supernatural happenings.. from the POV of a character’s pet.
Write a story about a character receiving threatening letters in the mailbox that keep getting scarier and more dangerous every day through the month.
The character, along with one or more others, decide to visit a local haunted house attraction that’s just opened up.
Halloween is rolling around and an odd fair has come to town with all manner of old-fashioned clowns, fire-eaters, and jugglers. The character(s) get their hands on tickets to see the show and cannot resist.
After hearing about an abandoned house in the neighborhood that was supposedly the scene of a gruesome crime years earlier, the character and a friend or two decide to explore the property.
A fun, creepy night of urban exploration gets the character(s) into trouble.
While spending some time at the beach at night, the character comes across something else moving near the shore, something that may or may not be human at all.
The character didn’t plan on any costume for Halloween this year, but their best friend/partner wants to go shopping for the perfect costumes, perhaps even as a themed pair.
Write a plot about a character meeting a fae creature, but realizing they aren’t as pretty and delicate as the fairy tales made them believe.
After watching a horror movie, the character claims there weren’t scared at all. However, once the house is quiet and dark, they’re suddenly hiding under their covers in fear.
With Halloween approaching, weird people have been hanging around town. Very weird people. ‘People in masks standing outside of houses’ weird people, including the character’s house.
Two character end up in a battle over which is better: ghostly horror movies or monster movies?
After the death of a friend or family member, the character (and possibly one or a few others) finds a hidden trap door in their home while cleaning out their belongings. Inside, they uncover secrets the deceased was hiding.
The character makes a new friend who claims to be an actual witch. They end up proving it to them with an impressive display of magic (if the preferred character is actually a witch, feel free to change the POV)
The character ends up locked in another reality where everything around them is just a bit ‘off’, as well as the fact that no one seems to recognize them. Then they meet one other character who does remember them, and appears to be going through the same thing.
The character has a run-in with someone from their past; someone they know for a fact has been dead for years.
The character has had a near-death experience, and is seeing a few moments between worlds before they’re brought back to life.
The character(s) have a run-in with an odd trick-or-treater a week before Halloween, but the eerie child refuses to leave their doorstep
The character, along with one other, travels to the Suicide Forest in Japan (or another famous haunted wilderness of writer’s choice) and uncovers something grisly, or perhaps even gets lost and disoriented.
The muse meets up with an old friend or family member, and together they find home videos from their childhood Halloweens. This could be either a heartwarming experience, or an eerie one if they see something spooky they didn’t remember from their past.
The character starts a brand new job, but quickly learns that there are warnings that come with the job. No wonder they can’t keep employees for more than a few days.
The character (one or more others are optional as well) has been kidnapped and locked in a cellar, trying to find the means of escape.
Write a ghost story including any characters of your choice, with one twist: the story takes place in a past decade or century.
The character has just moved to a new city and isn’t familiar with anyone or anything. As they’re taking a walk late at night to relieve their stress, they have an eerie feeling that they’re being followed down every block.
Write a horror plot centered around a gas station (petrol station).
The character lost a beloved pet a year earlier, and finally decides it’s time to bring home a new shelter pet to love. They’re magnetically drawn to one animal in particular, but once they take it home, they start to suspect that this animal may not be ordinary at all.
Write a story from the perspective of a legendary monster (lagoon creature, zombie, sea monster, yeti, etc)
It’s Halloween night - write a story about a costume party or get-together going terribly wrong.
Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent, Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent. The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light, The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night.