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Masterchef AU

Grantaire as a famous pâtissier, recognizable for his way too casual manner and tendency to drink.

Enjolras as the chef of the 5-star restaurant Les Amis, famous for his looks, charm and for being fucking made of steel.

But wait!

They’re the judges

anonymous asked:

I just finished reading the Master Chef series (for the first time. I only just got into LM 3 weeks ago maybe) and I am so full of questions? Namely: how the fuck do you make something so happy so sad just like that??????????

Originally posted by uruha-sensei

Originally posted by dailyhappylife

I hope you enjoyed the MasterChef AU though! :DDDD If you need closure, here’s a fix-it not-fic, and here’s a cute graphic that always makes me happy when I see it.  

Right, so I know that a Masterchef AU has been done to death already (and it was fabulous, btw), but I’d like to put my own little twist to it~

Bitty is one of the first on the show to receive an apron. The judges swoon over his pie (”It’s perfect,” Gordon Ramsey said, tears in his eyes and diving in for another bite. Bitty beamed). It’s perfect, he comes back out and is immediately rushed by his friends (Because he still went to Samwell to play hockey).

But then there’s Jack.

He wants an apron.

And he marches on through with a traditional Quebecois dish. He’s nervous, he’s shaking, he has to breath very deeply as the judges dig into the food.

There’s silence as, one by one, they inspect it carefully. It’s borderline. One judge says yes, another says no, and Ramsey’s there, looking over our favourite Canadian.

Ramsey quickly asks if he’s brought anyone with him. Jack replies with a yes.

So, Ramsey jogs out and comes back in a few minutes later.

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anonymous asked:

HI!!! You make the best enjoltaire aus and i'm literally in love with your masterchef au!!!! Like!!!! it's so good!!! Do you have any more headcanons about Grantaire?

Oh my god ‘non, thank you! <3 I’m glad you like them. And ofc, here have some SEVERAL:

- Kinda of an wandering chef - he doesn’t have an actual restaurant where he works because he found out early on in his career that he doesn’t work well in a highly competitive and pressured ambient

- The way his eyes crinkle when he smiles will be Enjolras’s cause of death

- Always has some kind of frosting/dough/food thing sticking to his face/hands/hair?? How???

- He’s a sweet child who gets excited when the challenges involve sweets

- Has an unique signature for all his work, ask anyone and they’ll be able to tell that dessert was made by chef R

- Pâtissier legend lbh

- One of the contestants told him she had began cooking after leaving her abusive family because of an interview she saw of him. He cried. On camera. For several minutes (she ended up winning that season)

- Also the season where Enjolras began to have “look at him he must be protected at all costs” feels

- On one episode the challenge was to emulate one of the desserts he had created. Boy spent most of the episode blushing like a schoolgirl

- Honestly he’s so lovable??

- A mix of Masterchef Junior’s Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain

- Has a fanclub probably

- The state of his uniform once made Enjolras cry, but he loves that goddamn uniform more than his soul, it’s with him since the beginning - look that’s the burn from when he first tried to do something en flambé

- Often starts telling stories about specific marks on his chef’s whites in order to calm down some stressed/near to tears contestants

- Has that problem when making desserts that require alcohol that he ends up drinking way too much of the stuff so there’s never the right amount for the actual recipe afterwards

- Loves to do “looks into the camera like he’s in The Office” face-turns, and the filming crew always does a slow zoom of his face on these moments

- Is a meme

- Have I mentioned the meme part?

Honestly though, he’s a little shit who loves to bother Enjolras with tales and utterly ridiculously endearing nicknames and I love him. Please protect my son.

anonymous asked:

okay but why won't you fix their marriage in the master chef au why do you enjoy making me suffer I just want to know if/how they decide to fix their marriage

this should help with the suffering a little

Although, lbr, they won’t really get straight back together after that, but they probably take baby steps towards getting better? Like they worked really well as friends, so Enjolras figures that if they could at least get back to that, he’d be…well, not happy, but literally anything would be better than not having Grantaire in his life at all.

Grantaire’s still working for Patron-Minette at the other end of the country, so they don’t get to see each other that often, which sucks, but they talk over Skype and on the phone, and it helps them to get better at communicating with each other? Sometimes Enjolras lets an I love you or two slip when they’re talking; it just comes out sometimes, he’s trying to keep from saying it, but it’s tough. Grantaire doesn’t ever call him out on it, doesn’t ever say it back, but his voice always goes a little softer after hearing it, and okay, that’s enough for Enjolras.

They probably just stay friends for a really long time, and they both pretend that they aren’t still technically married. Things probably don’t progress beyond that until Grantaire quits his job at Patron-Minette with the intention of opening his own restaurant. There’s a rumour going on in all the food magazines that Grantaire has plans to move out of the country for that, and Enjolras probably freaks out a little about it, until he comes home to find Grantaire sitting outside his door, duffel bag beside him, asking Enjolras if he can stay with him for a bit while he’s scouting locations for his restaurant.

prongsno  asked:

Andromeda and ted for the couple thing?

YESSSSSSSSSSSSGRACE

who hogs the duvet: ted just bc his shoulders take up. so much room

who texts/rings to check how their day is going: hes always checking up on her tbh

who’s the most creative when it comes to gifts: ted loves thinking up cool and wonderful ways to make her smile hes. such a dork

who gets up first in the morning: he does

who suggests new things in bed: both

who cries at movies: TED

who gives unprompted massages: TED

who fusses over the other when they’re sick: omg ted again wtf

who gets jealous easiest: ANDY

who has the most embarrassing taste in music: im 100% willing to bet that ted listens to country music which is. embarrasing enough in itself

who collects something unusual: ted collects. wooden ornaments

who takes the longest to get ready: honestly?? she does. v precise

who is the most tidy and organised: ANDY IS THE MOST ORGANISED FUCKER ULL EVER MEET

who gets most excited about the holidays: its never been a v exciting thing for andy but ted. loves it

who is the big spoon/little spoon: HES THE BIG SPOON but they switch

who gets most competitive when playing games and/or sports: SHE DOES. typical slytherin. although she tries without winning but ted just. concentrates so hard poor soul

who starts the most arguments: her anger is rlly quiet and he knows to give her space when thats the case but his anger is rlly loud and he knows to give himself space when that happens honestly. anger is a rlly hard point for both of them bc it means that theyre really. sad and like. its hard

who suggests that they buy a pet: andy wants horses. ted is more than happy to oblige

what couple traditions they have: dinner in front of the fire, she rides horses while he chops wood

what tv shows they watch together: they dont. watch much tv. andy likes the news

what other couple they hang out with: i can see them getting along rlly well with arthur and molly

how they spend time together as a couple: they cook together, garden together, do housework together (they have this thing abt. spring cleaning), he takes her out for dinner

who made the first move: kind of like with a lot of other couples he made the first move but it didnt rlly matter until she said yes and he made sure not to push too hard

who brings flowers home: HE DOES. MASSIVE BUNCHES OF THEM

who is the best cook: shes p good at culinary stuff but teds a mean home cook

send me a couple!!

ID #79923

Name: Sarah
Age: 22
Country: Australia

H E L L O
How are you? How are you feeling? I’m currently on the prowl for a Pen Pal from anywhere in the world. I suffer from 6 very debilitating Chronic Illnesses and have a lot of time on my hands. I sleep a lot. I love drawing and making mix CDs for my friends with artwork and all. I love a lot of things and only like a small amount.

I really love Bon Iver, Youth Lagoon, Tash Sultana, Vance Joy, No Frills Twins, Childish Gambino, Alt-J, Bonobo, Sampha, Jamie XX and a lot of classical and rock/pop from the 60s. c:

Films, I’m open for anything. However obviously a massive Disney/Pixar lover. HP, LOTR, and S T A R - W A R S are my go to’s! But my favourite is The King and I.

Forgot to mention I LOVE musicals.

T.V. shows : Riverdale, Gossip Girl, Please Like Me, Doctor Doctor, Rush, Barracuda, Offspring, The Wrong Girl, Greys Anatomy, Masterchef AU, Big Little Lies, Girlboss, Love Child, Summer Heights High, RuPauls Drag Race etc

I also love and play baseball! I barrack for the Red Sox and North Melbourne in AFL.

I’m an amazing friend and very strong willed!

ALSO I’M HELLA SARCASTIC. SO IF YOU AREN’T THAN PROBS WON’T WORK OUT, JUST LIKE MY LAST RELATIONSHIP. HAHAHA! C:

Preferences: I’m open to male/female/non-gender, LGBTQIA positive. Like honestly not fussed. I would prefer someone between the ages of 22-28

anonymous asked:

good morning (or afternoon or evening) beautiful person would u be kind enough to bestow a small list (or a hundred page book which is better) of the best enjoltaire fanfics u have read?

of course i can!! this isn’t quite a 100-page book but i always have a fic rec tag for when i come across good fics on my dash or just feel free to hmu again i have fics catalogued in my library

i also recommend you check out all these author’s other works, they’re all incredible!!!!

BE by tothewillofthepeople

may be one of my fav exr fics ever; les amis performing hamlet, this fic is magical pls go read it!!!!!!

World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile

the fic pretty much everyone in this fandom knows: enjolras and grantaire are pretend-boyfriends for great justice

Forget Me Not by Opium_du_Peuple aka our lovely Elise @just-french-me-up

(this fic oh my gooooooood) enjolras loses four years of his memories after a car accident including everything about grantaire (pls go read it it’ll ruin your life)

Years Since It’s Been Clear by lady_ragnell

enjolras demands grantaire to move in with him after he hears about R’s shithole of a flat, it doesn’t exactly make things easier for grantaire…    domestic cuteness and delicious pining

These Things Just Take Time by sonhoedesrazao

incredible slowbuild college au, it’s so amazing, one of my alltime favs!!!

alert: this fic is private but it’s definitely worth making an ao3 account

In The End We Have Each Other by samyazaz

one of enjolras former clients leaves an infant at his office; he is absolutely overwhelmed and grantaire steps in as supernanny

(E and R raising a child together aaaaahhh!!!)

Lay Your Hands On Me by samyazaz

enjolras keeps crossing paths with busker grantaire (it’s sooo good!!!!!)

Oh It’s What You Do To Me by captainskellington

Enjolras stumbles across Grantaire via YouTube comments. French!R sings. NYC!Enjolras pines. They fall in love via email and Skype

this fic had me in tears ok

Transatlanticism by nightswatch

they meet because R is an asshole and leaves annoying comments on E’s blog,,,cue late night skypes and grinning into pillows (do yourself a favour and don’t listen to the namesake song while reading,,you will cry)

loop by oispaceman

enjolras meets R at bahorel’s party,,they keep antagonising each other and fall in love (alternatively: enjolras more than absently wonders how grantaire likes his eggs)

A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words by BethXP

grantaire and courfeyrac make a bet on who manages to get the other and their crush together first (hint: it’s enjolras and combeferre) featuring tinkerbells and paramore songs

The Glitterbombs of Angry Queers by 148km

Les Amis is a Los Angeles-based queer activist group; it’s a whole series!!!! (includes e and r going to disneyland omgggg)

The Golden Bough by Opium_du_Peuple

an orpheus and eurydice au!!!!!!! this fic watered my crops and cleared my skin!!

Sheer Dumb Luck by angryintrovert

grantaire drunkenly texts the wrong number, the rest is history

Best Kept Secrets by tellthemstories

fake!! dating!! au!! cosette keeps bothering her brother with his non-existent love life, he asks grantaire to be his fake boyfriend to keep her off his back

This brave new world is not like yesterday by myrmidryad

enjolras needs a job after cutting himself off from his family and ends up working at the bowling alley where R works, and the two of them get a lot closer while on clean-up duty after closing time

Patron Saint of Silent Restraint by vivalataire

hannah’s @vivalar incredible coffeeshop au! definitely a must-read!!!

Keep It Kind, Keep It Good, Keep It Right by lady_ragnell

enjolras finds out about grantaire’s feelings for him and after realising he’s never been particularly friendly to him, decides to get to know him better

this modern love by crooked

established relationship; R makes E join snapchat (may cause involuntary squealing)

pining for you by The Librarina

R gets fired from his job and returns home to help his dad with their christmas tree farm while patron minette is trying to get them to sell at all costs,,lawyer enjolras who has been trying to get patron minette to court for ages does his best to help save the farm (cute lil christmas fic!!!!)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot by tellthemstories

aka grantaire is the words hitman ever and falls in love with his target

Correlation by sarahyyy

enjolras is constantly trying to make a move on his bodyguard grantaire who doesn’t believe he is serious, they manage to make everything harder for themselves as always

The MasterChef AU by sarahyyy

the glorious masterchef au which is all cute and shit until you reach part 8 and sarahyyy is ripping your heart out (so yeah don’t read further than part 7 if you wanna avoid that or go read the alternative ending on her tumblr to try and piece your heart back together,,,)

The Drunk Leading The Blind by juanjoltaire

enjolras ends up temporarily blind after being mazed at a protest and grantaire becomes his seeing-eye dog (this is way too cute,,,you have been warned,,)

Love in a Coffeshop by tellthemstories

grantaire is a famous rockstar (which enjolras is totally unaware off) that keeps appearing after closing time at the coffeeshop E works at

somehere along the line they fall in love and the coffeeshop becomes hipster

Nondiscriminatory Hiring Practices by raddtaire

a very very cute coffeeshop au: enjolras meets grantaire the barista at his sister cosette’s new coffeeshop

ain’t got far to go by prouvairing

enjolras and grantaire manage to get trapped in a closet ;)))

A Shadow On My MInd by ladyragnell

criminals au; a mission goes wrong and grantaire is in the middle of an explosion, enjolras mourns and only now notices what R meant to him

Silence Is The Speech Of Love by lady_ragnell

modern greek mythology au; enjolras angers aphrodite which leaves him mute

The sus turns traitor cold by RampantAnnarchy

E and R are forced to share a bed on thanksgiving ;))))

Let Me Count The Ways by zimriya

a 10 things I hate about you au, need I say more

I’m in it for you by raeldaza

grantaire is diagnosed with cancer and ferre is his doctor; since R refuses to tell his friends about it, ferre asks his roommate enjolras to drive back home after his treatments

the quiet truth by kiyala

enjolras agrees to be grantaire’s fake boyfriend to fend off his homophobic parents (you know how this ends ;))

Conflict of Interest by madlyie

enjolras becomes grantaire’s lawyer and gets waaay to personally involved

Hold my hand as I am lowered by enjoloras

canon era trans!enjolras au! it’s so good and emotional

like never before (‘cause lately I’ve been craving more) by noelia_g

groundhog day!au !!!!!

(take my whole life too) by unhookingstarswithoutpermission

enjolras gets distracted by R’s hands, it’s all very cute

Enjolras x Grantaire Fic Recs

Updated. I have read so much Les Mis fic in the last year it’s not funny. I just fell headfirst into this fandom. Oops. I decided I really need to make a list of all the fics I loved. 

After The End by tellthemstories 74,702 Grantaire’s life goes to hell at 5pm on a Saturday evening. Which is actually kind of ironic, really, seeing as how the rest of the world went to hell almost seven years earlier.

Best Kept Secrets by tellthemstories 33,338 Cosette is coming to visit. Enjolras needs a fake boyfriend he can date and then break up with, so she’ll stop trying to set him up with random guys. Somehow, he ends up pretending to date Grantaire. It goes better than expected — Until it doesn’t.

box of secrets by nightswatch 53,816 Grantaire leaves his doodles all over the place. Enjolras collects them without knowing who drew them.

But I See You by RavenXavier 38, 618 It’s not easy being a Seer in the modern times, especially when they are so many of them promising you happiness and good fortune at every corner of the street. Contrary to most though, Grantaire is the True Deal, which means that not only does she get a lot of visions (that aren’t always nice), she also needs an Anchor, otherwise she’ll end up mad.It’s not until she begins to run out of time that she actually meets hers.     Unfortunately, her Anchor is a passionate blond activist that doesn’t believe in Seers or Fate, and doesn’t have time to take care of a woman she barely knows and doesn’t like much (especially as she has some personal problems of her own to deal with).

Commonwealth Gaymes by Pepperweb 35, 118 Inspired by the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Grantaire is a boxer and Enjolras a gymnast but Enjolras doesnt think boxing should be allowed and Grantaire thinks gymnastics is too fluffy to be real. What happens when they take up Combeferre’s challenge and see each other compete? 

Cooking Up Love by sarahyyy 14,259 

“I really hate elimination challenges,” Enjolras says with a sigh. 

“Really? I couldn’t tell,” Grantaire says dryly, grinning at him.

(Or, the MasterChef AU.)

dance this silence down (the emergency room remix) by fahye 54,233

He’s sitting in a car with all of his belongings in the back seat and his hands wrapped around the steering wheel, admitting to himself that a stupid, dizzy firework of a one-night-stand with a man he’d barely known is one of the only bright memories he has right now.

[In which Enjolras and Grantaire make some music, make some terrible decisions, and make a habit out of doing everything in the wrong order.]

Darker, Sooner by HailMary 54,571. Grantaire is offered a choice: either become the government’s mole in the Friends of the ABC or suffer the consequences. He chooses to be a mole.

Gnomon by luchia 75,387 Enjolras is the leader of the ‘militant extremist organization’ ABC, and he and his human shadow Grantaire are somewhere in Russia doing shit that Grantaire can’t even try to explain - Enjolras is acting strange and something Grantaire can’t name has gone horribly wrong and christ he should not be sober right now.

Grounds For Dismissal by The Librarina (tears_of_nienna) 12,312 Enjolras does not have time to deal with a new barista this morning.

How the Future’s Done by barricadeur 12,212 

“Grantaire,” he says slowly. “What do you have in that box?”

Grantaire looks up at Enjolras, his eyes very blue even with the glaze of drunkenness at the edges. “A favor,” he says.

if you remembered me by nightswatch 40,156 Enjolras suffers from temporary amnesia after a car accident, Grantaire agrees to stay with him until he gets back his memories.

If Vidocq Could See Us Now by leahxleah 33,416. Enjolras is one of the best detectives in Homicide; unfortunately, he can’t keep a partner for long. Getting assigned Grantaire–the Narcotics officer freshly released from rehab–seems like a punishment, but it may be a blessing in disguise.

Pining For You by The Librarina (tears_of_nienna) 28, 245. After he gets laid off, Grantaire moves back home to help out on his father’s Christmas tree farm. But when a shady businessman starts trying to move in on their property, an improbably handsome lawyer from the city might be their only hope to save the farm.

Let Me Count The Ways by zimriya 58,408. 10 Things I Hate About You AU. “So, let me get this straight,” says Combeferre after three rings. He sounds half asleep, and Enjolras winces. “Your crazy ex-convict of a father has decided that Cosette can only date people once you do?”

“Yes.”

There’s the sound of movement as Combeferre unplugs his phone and settles back against his pillows. “And you, somehow–stupidly, I might add–decided to make her happy by agreeing to date someone?”

Love in a Coffee Shop by tellthemstories 22,887 Grantaire’s a famous rock star. Enjolras owns a coffee shop slash book store that makes no money and is dangerously close to becoming hipster. One night, Grantaire stumbles in when they’re closed. Somehow, that’s the most normal part of his week.

Secret Agent Man by goshemily 30,126 Enjolras and Grantaire are spies sent to a small village in the south of France to be undercover boyfriends.

six feet under the stars by nightswatch 52, 909 Enjolras decides that he needs a break and goes on a road trip. On the way he comes across a hitchhiker, who quickly becomes a new friend for him on the road.

Still the Same by The Librarina (tears_of_nienna) 74,338 Enjolras caught the infamous art thief Grantaire in his first month as an FBI agent. Four years later, a supposedly reformed Grantaire works out a deal to help the FBI catch an organized crime boss–with Enjolras as his handler. But working together is more frustrating than Enjolras could have believed, and it doesn’t help that Grantaire has started an actual book club with Enjolras’ husband. White Collar AU.

summer’s lease by nightswatch 48,676 Grantaire’s parents send him to spend the summer with friends of the family. Their son, Enjolras, is probably the last person he’d want to spend his summer with.

Tagged by Salomonderiel 155, 786. Graffiti artist AU.

The Con That We Call Love by kjack89 Not even a month ago, FBI White Collar unit Agent Grantaire put the notorious conman Enjolras in jail. Now, the FBI needs Enjolras’s help, and Grantaire has to deal with a con who he may not trust, but may also be a little in love with.

To Dust or To Gold by captainskellington 25,556 A Hunger Games AU based entirely in the week leading up to the games themselves. (As such, no actual death occurs.) Grantaire is a stylist, Enjolras is his tribute.

The Five Year Plan by Neery 16,069 Enjolras loses his memory. Thankfully, nothing unexpected seems to have happened to him in the five years he can’t remember. Well, except for the boyfriend. The boyfriend’s kind of a surprise.

The Ghost of You by luchia 25,127 Grantaire moves into an apartment inhabited by a poltergeist. Enjolras haunts him, and Grantaire should really win an award for most complicated relationship status ever.

The Golden Mean by KateAtTheClose 9,429 When Grantaire’s health makes it necessary to cease drinking, Les Amis are there to help him through it. None more so than Enjolras, who starts to realize just how wrong he has been in his judgements of the other man.

The People Sing by littledust 59, 604 Cosette, an aspiring musician, is certain she’s locked into her terrible recording contract forever and the public will never get to hear her music. Then a mysterious DJ named Enjolras remixes one of her original demos. She follows his digital trail to a club called the ABC, where she’s offered the chance to join the music revolution. What ensues includes romance, past lives revealed, the making of an album, and a protest concert. 

the things we whisper in the dark by nightswatch 30,286. Grantaire is a journalist living and working in New York. When he meets his new neighbor, Enjolras, he has no idea what kind of trouble he’s getting into.

They Write Books About This Sort of Thing by samyazaz 50, 670. Grantaire is an author. His editor, Enjolras comes on his book tour with him.

Transitory Withdrawal by zimriya 21,988 The thing is, Grantaire knows exactly where he went wrong. It wasn’t wandering into one of Enjolras’ lectures on a rainy afternoon, or even texting him increasingly cryptic messages from his brand new phone. No, Grantaire’s mistake was deciding to let his guard down long enough around Eponine to let her take him drinking, and crying about how no one would ever date him.

We Are Who We Are by sigh_no_more 29,691 Enjolras develops a crush on a new friend. The only problem is they’ve never met face to face, and only correspond via the Internet. As he falls more and more for this mysterious pen pal, he starts a job at The Musain Books and Café, where he finds himself instantly at odds with Grantaire, the barista. Or, a Shop Around the Corner/You’ve Got Mail adaptation.

World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile 185,796 (UPDATE 2/6/15, Complete and it is wonderful). High school AU. Grantaire the disaffected stoner is pulled into a cause bigger than himself. Or: in which there are pretend boyfriends for great justice.

Years Since It’s Been Clear by lady_ragnell 10, 726. Grantaire really doesn’t expect Enjolras to force him to move in with him when he hears how shitty Grantaire’s apartment is. And he definitely doesn’t expect Enjolras to want him to stay, or how easy it turns out to be, or the way Enjolras has a habit of doing his studying in the sunshine on the living room floor…Yeah, he may be in some trouble.

You Dance Dreams by lady_ragnell 61, 252. For most of college, Grantaire was hopeless over Enjolras, and everyone but Enjolras knew it. Now he’s worked to get over his crush, and for the most part, he’s fine. When Combeferre asks him to choreograph and dance in the Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired opera he composed as his senior thesis, Grantaire says yes, even though he’s cast opposite Enjolras, as Puck to his Oberon. The chance to dance is worth the potential problems, and he’ll have his friends as a buffer.

You Are the Moon by samyazaz 62,129 It’s been six months since Grantaire left the Musain and her crew – and her captain – behind him, but the quieter life he’d hoped to make for himself is thrown into turmoil when a convict and his daughter crash down into the middle his little outer-system settlement.

You Say You Want a Revolution by kjack89 and satb31 Les Amis de l'ABC is an anti-Vietnam War student protest group in the late 1960s, when the draft and turmoil on college campuses force more radical - and violent - actions, including actions that cannot be undone and will forever change the lives of those involved.

anonymous asked:

laurent and damen masterchef au? or great british bake off. or any cooking show honesltly. thank you so much for writing all these ficlets <3 they make my day

Laurent can feel his concentration wavering, and has to take a deep breath while his hands stop shaking before he eases the second cake tier atop the base. He can count the hours of sleep he’s had over the past three nights on both hands, what with attending lectures and completing assignments and standing in the kitchen at 2am, making and remaking fondant flowers, writing and rewriting his recipe and plan, while Auguste tasted scraps and made coffee and directed not-quite-worried glances at Laurent over the top of his glasses.

It paid off. Laurent is sticking exactly to his plan, down to the minute, and the raspberry teacake is now a blushing masterpiece above the flawless Earl Grey sponge. It only remains for him to ice the top tier, a simple lemon cake with no frills and nowhere to hide, all technique: just the way Laurent likes it. He adjusts his grip on the bowl and whips the yellow-tinted buttercream, eyeing the lemon cake with a critical eye. The colour is not quite even, one side a little browner than it should be, but the buttercream will hide that nicely.

Damen’s laughter rings out, and Laurent doesn’t need to look up to know that the cameramen will be gravitating towards it. Damen, with his photogenic face, his jaw somehow always smudged charmingly with flour, and his stupidly large arms emerging from the tight t-shirts he wears beneath his apron. Damen is a builder from Manchester and everyone can already tell he’s going to be the audience favourite, what with his unexpected cleverness and his dry humour, the barbs he throws out about Londoners–never looking at Laurent but always, somehow, managing to imply that he’d like to be–and his infuriating habit of spending two hours flirting indiscriminately with Mel and Paul, wandering over to taste someone else’s batter while bestowing praise and manly shoulder-claps, and then somehow still managing to produce a perfect batch of sultana-studded scones, or a gingerbread version of the Parthenon that makes Mary Berry give one of her sharp, delighted inhalations.

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There are many times in my life, when I could’ve thrown in the towel. Many times in my life when I was on the floor. And when you’re on the floor, never allow anybody to pick you up. It doesn’t matter how long you stay there, make sure you pick yourself up and dust yourself down. Whatever happens, whether you go home today or you don’t go home today, that’s irrelevant. What’s relevant, is you take the knowledge from the experience and you grow as a person.
—  Marco Pierre White, Masterchef Australia S06E30

@randomsplashes i was brushing my teeth before going to bed (because it’s important è_é) and i was thinking about that hannibal and star wars crossover and my brain just jumped to: star wars, masterchef!au and like:

-the skywalkers (vader and luke) always cutting themselves on their knives because obviously they shouldn’t be allowed near anything sharp, ever.

-palpatine cooking everything with lightning

-han and leia being either angry at each other or eyefucking from across the room

-rey and finn (yeah i’m getting everybody in this shit) being newbies and being all cute and trying to help each other and poe, the experienced cook, taking one look at them and being like ugh. i guess i have to help them.

-obi wan being done with everything and sassing everybody while drinking all the wine.

-kylo and hux being just bad at everything, kylo just getting super angry and breaking everything and hux making whatever he cooks explode.

-and gordon ramsay yelling at luke: “yo wampa so overcooked it smells like yo daddy on mustafar!!!” vader being like: “hey!!”

-and we can always put hannibal somewhere in the middle. his opponents slowly missing without anyone noticing :p

(also i forgot people but i’m tired, going to sleep!! good night!)

i was tagged by @chaicore!! thank you so much <3

  • name: tara
  • nickname: cant rlly make a nickname outta mine but ‘tars’ and ‘taar’ lmao
  • zodiac sign: libra/virgo cusp thing
  • height: 5′8
  • favourite colours: i always say green but its blue now + most pinks
  • favourite fruit: melons and grapes
  • favourite season: i like winters but also monsoon and spring (i just hate summers rest are ok)
  • favourite flowers: i feel so ashamed i dont even know their name but theyre those small white flowers which grow in bunches
  • favourite animal: cats (and also dogs tbh)
  • favourite fictional characters: harry potter, korra from lok, zuko from atla, billie mckay from masterchef aus 2015, iwaizumi from haikyuu!!, aand i cant think of even one other book or show ive seen i always do this smh 
  • coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: tea
  • cats or dogs: both
  • hogwarts house: ravenclaw
  • last movie i watched: xmen first class
  • last thing i googled: “gammexane names” (i forgot ‘lindane’)
  • average hours of sleep: uhhh average would be 7 but i only because its either 4 hours or 10
  • numbers of blankets you sleep in: 1
  • why did you choose your url: i was eating a blueberry muffin then and thought man… i love blueberries and also undec cuz i love chem
  • blog created: omg i dont remember i deleted my old blog and made this one like 2 years ago but never actually posted til recently

uhh idk who i tag whoever wants to do it guess but also @fairychain @ssihimu @cottoncqndy @de-courfeyrac

Happy Birthday, Meg!

Happy belated Birthday, Meg~!

Because she is pure sunshine and deserves all the happiness in the world, I wrote her a little sum’sum. We both enjoy MasterChef and cooking shows in general and I wanted to try out some different techniques to describe the senses other than sight so… yeah. This one’s for you, Meg! As for the rest of you, go wish her a happy birthday. She’s going to know she’s loved, dammit. If it’s the last thing I ever do, she will know!

Percabeth MasterChef AU

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Alright, Annabeth, she told herself. Just breathe.

She leveled her shoulders, adjusted the hem of her blouse, and stepped into the arena. Calling it an arena might not do it justice. It wasn’t the typical ‘gladiators fighting to the death’ kind after all. It was the set of MasterChef, the televised competition for amateur, at-home cooks. For the top title and a quarter of a million dollars, blood would be spilt here in more ways than one.

The repurposed airplane hangar was packed, buzzing with energy, one Annabeth could literally feel in her chest as she walked to her station, carrying her basket of ingredients. The contestants who were scheduled to arrive earlier in the day were already cooking, preparing their signature dishes for the judges to try.

Cameras zoomed in on stews bubbling, knives slicing, blenders grinding, while producers with headsets and clipboards hovered nearby, making sure each opportunity was snagged for the perfect shot.

It really was a whole different world actually being there rather than seeing it on TV. She still felt like a voyeur, someone who shouldn’t be there, someone who was intruding. For years, Annabeth had been watching the show, only able to imagine what it would smell or taste like for herself. But she was here. She was finally here.

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