realistic cake

Geode Cake pops

Yields 2 to 4 dozen

The things you’ll need

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chopped chocolate
  • Dark chocolate coating chocolate
  • White & gold sanding sugar
  • Ro’s Sugar Gems
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ice cream scoop
  • 9 by 13-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Brown & white royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Baking spray
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

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. Add sugars and whisk together until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, water, vanilla extract, sour cream, and oil. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk together until well incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and lined pan and then tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Remove cake and allow it to cool completely. Cut cake into portions and then mix portions in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment for 3 minutes.
  8. Microwave cream for one minute and then pour over chopped chocolate. Whisk until well combined.
  9. Pour ganache over the cake crumbs and then mix with paddle attachment on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Roll cake balls smooth and then use your fingers to press a cavity in the center.
  11. Place cake balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment and refrigerate for an hour.

Time to decorate!

  1. Dip a lollipop stick into dark chocolate and then insert into a cake ball. Do this for the rest of your cake pops and then refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
  2. Dip cake balls into dark coating chocolate and then allow them to dry.
  3. Use brown royal icing to attach sugar gems to the inside of each cake ball. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Pipe a thin line of white royal icing around the edge of each geode and then coat in white and gold sanding sugar.
  5. TaDa! Rock the party with these amazing Geode Cake Pops!
After School Session - Project

Teacher/Professor AUs 

A few of us have come together to fulfill your PorfessorxStudent fantasies. We are doing a few each, with a character of our choosing, and will post it when we are finished . There are no deadlines, so please be patient with us! No need to rush out a story. Also, I will make a master list once we have finished all the stories. 

We want to make sure the stories are filled with nothing but hot, steamy, mouth watering smut! 

You may catch up with the Project, tagged under #Professor Prompts


  • “Because I tend to get very decent grades on my English work, my roommate sorta hired me to write their papers for them. It went very well for a couple of months…that is until I found a note attached to my paper that said “I know you write their papers. See me in my office as soon as you can. - Prof. ___” AU @deans-colette​ (Sam x Reader)
  • “My friend and I lied our way into a bar last night and you were super cute. I went over to talk to you and holy crap you are gorgeous. You notice I cant stop staring at your lips which leads us to the bathroom, having a pretty hot make out sesh. This morning, going to class, holy crap, its you! Wait, what are you doing up in the front? And why are you writing your name on the board. Oh, crap.” AU @bovaria (Ben Solo x Reader)
  • “You are the asshole Professor who I despise. I dread going to your class. Going home is my sanctuary and- wait, is that a moving truck? Did I just see you with a box of stuff walking in to the house next door?” AU @bovaria (Dean x Reader)
  • I bought my roommate a really realistic dick cake, and you’re my professor who’s both super cute and super conservative, and you are buying a personal cake to eat but you notice mine, so, hey. Want a slice? It’s red velvet. @ellen-reincarnated1967 (Dean x Reader)
  • “you rescued me from the creepy person that was hitting on me in the bar and aren’t you the new TA?” au @sincerelysaraahh Barry Allen
  • “You are my TA and whenever you lecture I cant stop staring at you. Damn, you are beautiful.” AU @bovaria (Draco x Reader)
  • “I needed a room to rent and saw one on the message board in the dormitory. We talked on the phone a couple of times and texted and now I am moving in. But oh shit, Aren’t you My Psychology Professor?!” AU @deans-colette (Cas x Reader)
  • “I don’t tolerate tardiness. If you can’t get here on time, Drop the class.” @winchester-writes (Dean x Reader)
  • Senior Year, I am new here and have no friends. But you and I have a lot in common. Who cares if you’re my teacher? Oh crap, were you always this good looking? @cassgracie (Steve Rogers x Reader)
  • How the hell am I suppose to take down notes when you go so fast! You notice me groan and curse under my breath so you ask me to stay after class. @bovaria (Steve x Reader)
  • An F?! This is my first F ever! Please there has to be something I can do to get an A! @winchester-writes(Sam x Reader)
  • My dad invites my english teacher over for dinner to discuss my grade. Why are you playing with my hand? @itsemmyb (Sam x Reader)
  • I am the new professor and my best friend’s sister is in my class. Damn why does she have to wear a tiny skirt? Focus!  @sincerelysaraahh (Dean xReader)
  • I know you are my professor, but every time you come into the cafe where I work and crack a new joke, I fall a little more for that smile. Am I crazy? Screw it, maybe I should just go and tell you how I feel. @bookshido (Sam x Reader)
  • I got forced to take this class because the one I wanted was full. I really don’t want and care to be here. @cassgracie (Sam x Reader) 
  • Class Debate. Why am I getting turned on from you getting angry trying to get your point across? @abaddonwithyall (Dean x Reader)
  • Did you seriously lock the door on me just because I was Five minutes late? What the hell man! And don’;t give me that smug look. Open this damn door! @cassgracie (Damon x Reader)
  • I had two essays, one which was my real essay and the other which was about all the things I wish I could do to you. And oh shit, I gave you the wrong one! @supernaturally-potter​ (Dean x Reader)
  • *“Although the two of us are meant to have a student-teacher relationship, that can become very difficult when I, the teacher, am teaching my high school teacher who is attempting to get a second degree. By the way, I used to have the biggest crush on you back in high school - here’s an A.” AU - @sincerelysaraahh (Chris Hemsworth x Reader) 
  • I am drunk and pissed off so I thought it would be funny to write you an email about how big of an asshole you are. @abaddonwithyall (Cas x Reader)
  • Crap, I forgot to turn in my essay. I will just drop it off on your desk, in your office. Oh shit, I just caught you jerking off. @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid (Sam x Reader)
  • Teacher catches you getting changed for gym class
  • You cheated on a test and offer sexual favours to avoid a resit
  •  Discussing a book and I catch you glancing at me every time you mention sex. 
  • This is embarrassing, I am failing your class but you offer to tutor me. 
  • You “surreptitiously” play with yourself under the desk. He catches you.
  • ‘Never in my whole teaching career have I had such a troublemaker - OMG YOU DID NOT BRING 20 PUPPIES INTO MY LECTURE. I guess I’ll just have to show you who’s really in charge.’ @hernameiswhatt (Jensen x Reader)

If you want to write one of the free prompts and join us, shoot me a message! xo

anonymous asked:

Hello :) I just started to draw realism and portraits. I'm actually just drawing Manga and anime stuff. So I wanted to ask if you maybe have some Tipps for me to start drawing Portaits. It's hard for me because I'm so used to drawing anime and manga. I wanna be as good as you one day so I doodle everyday :D

Hi anon ♥

Sorry about the late reply, I’m a bit behind when it comes to answer anon messages on Tumblr. Thanks for your patience ♥

I have the feeling you are “me” about 20 years ago, that is to say that you are trying to transition from manga to realistic style.

First, you have to learn about technique and follow tutorials. I know, it’s tempting to start drawing without any technical knowledge because “OMG I want to draw Misha!” (or Chris, or Jensen, or Scarlett or…whoever!) but even if observation is important and that you’ll learn that “drawing what you see” is one of the keys, learning about construction lines, volumes, shadows and highlights, etc is very important.

Here are some tutorials that should help you a bit:

I know that you are interested in portraits, but drawing the full body isn’t bad either xD

I can add two other tutorials to the list (and that are both very close to the way I work), this excellent one by Kleinmeli (check out her works, they are fantastic) and also this one by Kasia Art that shows you some tricks to draw realistic faces, inspired by Michael Hampton’s technique. And as people have often asked me questions about it, you can check out my Art Technique tag,(the place where I gather all the questions anons ask me about my art), I’m sure you’ll find something useful in addition to all the links I gave you.

I understand your interest in realistic style, however, it doesn’t mean that everything you learned during your “mangaka career” has to be thrown out of the window (it took me years to understand that). It’s better to incorporate anime and manga to your style and in the end, that’s what will make your style unique. For instance, yes, I love drawing realistically but I have nothing against very bright colors, flares that makes my drawing look like a Star Trek movie by J.J Abrams, characters sharing very cute moments like in a shojo manga or eating super cute food.

All this comes from my years obsessing with manga. I’m obsessed with illuminated buildings because of City Hunter, with cute food because of a very PRECISE chapter of Urusei Yatsura where one of the characters brings cupcakes to her boyfriend, with complicate structures and fractals because of R.G Veda by Clamp and don’t get me started on all the Magical Girls designed by Takada Akemi.

Anyway, embrace mangas, don’t reject them completely, treat this style as an awesome spice that’s gonna bring something awesome to your “realistic cake”. It’s not gonna be easy, it’s gonna take time, you’ll have moments of discouragement when making the transition from one style to the other, but you’ll get there!

(Basically, me when I started to draw realism…)

I wanna be as good as you one day so I doodle everyday :D

That’s the spirit anon! 1) practice (it’s VERY important!) and 2) seeing other illustrators as an inspiration and not as something that brings you down you know like “Oh no! You are so good that it makes me want to stop drawing!”.

Also, as I mentioned above, what is important is observation. Trust your eyes, draw what you see, it will help you a lot!

TLDR: For realism = practice (a lot) + following tuts + observation + learning about art technique + PATIENCE

Thanks for enjoying my art so much anon and good luck to you ♥