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shinee as starbucks baristas


  • his nametag says jim (who’s jim??? he doesn’t even know anyone named jim??)
  • taemin: pls stop spinning the mop you make cleanup so much harder than it needs to be and i am wet
  • writes the names wrong all the time, enjoy your latte, brick
  • lowkey (highkey) he looks like he hates his life when not smiling


  • memorized the entire corporate-approved playlist, singing under his breath while making coffees in an angry mocking way bc they won’t let him change it
  • corporate trying to keep him down but he won’t be broken 
  • wears his visor backwards 
  • when not in work keeps smelling coffee, asks everyone to smell him to see if they smell it too (key: “jong we work at a coffee store ofc we smell like coffee” / jonghyun: “BUT I SHOWERED LIKE THREE TIMES”)


  • arrives to work with starbucks from another location
  • but literally when his shift starts a group of people always come in and get frappes
  • he’s smiling but his smile is not really a smile you know???
  • had to fend for himself bc onew hid in the closet when he saw that group because he need to “look for coffee beans” so he locked him in for a bit and “forgot how to unlock it”
  • free cake pops tho


  • cute latte art!!!! it’s not required but he learned how to do it through youtube and sometimes minho-made coffee have cool designs on them
  • after closing time, has flipped a table (╯ㅍ□ㅍ)╯︵ ┻━┻) bc he always wanted to try that
  • it wasn’t as fun as he expected it to be and plus he had to pick it up after which defeated the purpose 
  • lifting competition with jong on who can squat the most bags of coffee beans (they’re both red and sweating and look dumb af)


  • puts too much whip on order, coffee pours out of the sides and he is panicking 
  • honestly he just struggles with that whip cream canister in general 
  • puts mobile order stickers over the starbucks logo 
  • taking shots of espresso on his breaks
  • employee of the month (???????????)

Unicorn Frappuccino Cake

Yields 1 canister cake

The things you’ll need

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mango powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
Sweet & Sour Soak
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric mixer with attachments
  • Parchment cut to fit milkshape canister
  • Metal milkshake canister
  • Small serrated knife
  • Small saucepot
  • Squeeze bottle
  • Cake turntable
  • Baking sheet
  • Small cardboard drum
  • Small angled spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Large straw for support
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Pink and purple frosting in piping bags
  • White frosting in a piping bag fitted with 1M tip
  • Blue frosting in a piping bag fitted with #10 tip
  • Starbucks green straw
  • White and green fondant for logo (optional)

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line the inside and bottom of a metal milkshake canister with parchment and spray well.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and mango powder together.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well between each addition.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Scoop batter into milkshake canister and place onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 1 ½ to 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  8. Cool cake in the can for 20 minutes, then remove and cool standing up.
  9. In a small saucepot, bring the water, sugar and juices to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool completely and then pour the soak into a squeeze bottle.
  10. Cut the cake horizontally into 3 pieces and then soak each cake well with sour soak.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use buttercream to glue the three pieces of cake back together. Insert a thick straw into the center of the cake for support.
  2. Frost the cake from bottom to top, starting with purple and finishing with pink. Use an offset spatula to smooth the frosting and create an ombre effect.
  3. Use a small knife to carve out a squiggly line around the cake. Pipe light blue frosting into the squiggly cavity and then use an offset spatula to smooth.
  4. Use a 1M tip to top the cake with white buttercream frosting to look like whipped cream.
  5. Sprinkle sanding sugar and insert a straw.
  6. Add a fondant Starbucks logo to make the Frappuccino (optional).
  7. TaDa! Now you don’t have to go to Starbucks to enjoy your favorite unicorn treat!

✩ = our favorites

The Begrudging Starbucks AU.The world is winter and steamed milk and creamy espresso shots. The world is a never ending queue. The world is a Starbucks logo and a pink-cheeked smile from Niall and a bored scowl from Zayn and the world is Louis watching his best mate, Liam, fall in love with their newest customer, Harry. Who may or may not be in love with Louis. The world is cruel.

“So,” Louis asks dragging out the vowel sound and raising an eyebrow. “Heard you wanted a tattoo?”
“Oh! Um….Yeah.” Pebbles stutters his voice huskier than Louis anticipated from his first word and appearance. “This!” He exclaims, holding out the drawing in his hand.
It’s a sketch of a large butterfly in shades of black and grey.
Or an AU where Harry works in a coffee shop and Louis works in a tattoo shop. Chance encounters bring them together and they go from there.

“Gracie loves faeries, don’t you, little love?” Louis asks, cutting through Harry’s thoughts, and she spares a glance over her shoulder at her father, nodding quickly before looking back at the house and touching it with gentle fingers.
Harry looks up at him, and they share a small smile, Louis making him feel warm, warm, warm. “This is her house, and it’s my favorite thing in my shop,” Harry explains, and Louis crouches slightly so he can see it better.
“’S beautiful,” he murmurs, and Harry smiles appreciatively at him.
Harry looks at Gracie again, blonde hair falling into her face as she inspects the glittery house, and he instinctively tucks her hair back behind her ear. “I’ve never seen the faerie,” he says to her softly, “but sometimes, when it’s very quiet, I can feel her.” He closes his eyes, taking in a breath, just sitting like that for a few seconds for the effect. “That’s how I know she’s watching over me.”
Or, the one where Louis has a quiet little girl, Harry has a toy shop with a magic faerie house, and they were made to fall in love.

Louis was pretty sure that a nerd who plays Scrabble as a hobby could only be boredom personified. Harry proved him utterly wrong. 

Louis never expected himself to fall in love again, especially at a coffeeshop of all places. 

In which Harry likes to start puzzles, and Louis likes to finish them

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