Red velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash EditionRed velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash Edition3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How to make red velvet cupcakes out of Rainbow Dash
(No Rainbow Dashes were harmed in the making of these cupcakes)
This is a guide on how to make cupcakes that I think cupcakes made from pony flesh would look like. That is to say the cake itself is red, and the frosting is light blue, but not from pony hide or guts, from food coloring!! These can be made from scratch, and as such, do not have to be red if you are squeamish, but that is just the convention (though convention is with white frosting, not blue, and red sugar sprinkles, not rainbow, but shh!).
These are really yummy tasting and I recommend you make these, nao! This can also be used for a full on cake once you have the batter and frosting, but these instructions end in cupcakes, so sweet and tasty! This is also written for people who don't know baking very well, like me (even though I am somehow good at it). I also add some humor, so if you don't like that, why are you watching My Little Pony?
This is my cousin Susan's reci
Lembas Bread RecipesElven Lembas Bread RecipeLembas Bread Recipes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
(aka- Amys Elf Bread)
2 ½ Cup Plain Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp salt
3 tbsp Cold Butter (1 stick)
1/3 Cup Sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
Honey (for dipping) (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix Flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. If using self rising flour omit this step. Add butter and mix with a fork until it forms into a dough. If it gets too hard to stir, add a little more milk.
Roll into balls and place onto cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork or bottom of glass until they are about ½ inch thick and 3 inches across. Makes 12-14 lembas. Bake for 12 minutes or until the insides arent doughy.
Wrapped in mallorn leaves they will stay fresh indefinitely.
Wrapped in plastic wrap they are good for about a week.
Elven Lembas Bread Recipe
Elf Bread- Alexenas style
(I messed up and added something(s), but my failure ended up being a very good new take
Yoshi Cookie RecipesYoshi Cookie Recipes9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.
Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla essence.
Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.
Revised Battenburg RecipeRevised Battenburg Recipe9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
½ an egg, beaten (Substitution: 1 tablespoon cornstarch)
A dash of vanilla essence (One milliliter should be sufficient.)
Cake Flour - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1/3 Teaspoon (Optional; see recipe)
Cocoa Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature. Don't let it melt, just let it become soft enough to cream.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy. Don't use a whisk that's too large or the butter will go through the spaces and you'll have to fish it out with a knife. I really do know this one from experience.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy. It should change consistency as you beat it.
Add the egg (or cornstarch) a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla ess
Strawberry Jam RecipeStrawberry Jam Recipe7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Strawberry Jam Recipe:
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cups sugar
Wash and hull the strawberries and cut into quarters. Put them into a pyrex bowl and cover with cling wrap and pierce. Cook on high for 4 minutes.
Mash the strawberries to a pulp then add the lemon juice and sugar and stir well. Place plate in freezer in preparation for gel test.
Cook uncovered on high for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the jam looks like boiling over reduce the heat to medium.
Carry out gel test. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, stir and then pour into hot sterilised jars. Seal, label and store in pantry.
MakeYourOwn FAT SHAKE -recipe-MakeYourOwn FAT SHAKE -recipe-4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
For one serving, you will need:
2 Hostess® Sno Balls® (one package)
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Red food coloring
1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Use 8 drops of food coloring. Cut the Sno Balls® into quarters, and use only 6 quarters (one and a half Sno Balls® total--what you do with the last half is up to you).
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Serve in a tall glass with a straw, and enjoy.
I'm a Christian so...I haven't done any rants in awhile but I feel like I must rant now.I'm a Christian so...7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
So as you all might know I am a Christian. (You see that under my username so you know my convictions already).
Just because I'm a Christian doesn't mean I'm not credible. People are always saying things like Christians shouldn't judge, Christians aren't tolerable. They say things like "Christians are a bunch of religious, Bible thumping, soup box preaching, fundamentalist, fanatics. Christians should learn some tolerance". Or they think we should just shut up and mind our own business and not vote. WE can vote. WE'RE American citizens too, whether you like it or not.
But when is someone going to tolerate me and my beliefs? So I don't agree with some things. Sex before marriage, gay marriage, abortion. This does not make me some kind of fanatic. This does not make me racist. This does not make me a "Bible thumper." The thing about my beliefs is that I'm not allowed to be any of that stuff. I have morals. I h
Caerdwyn's Apple-Sausage Savory StuffingCaerdwyn's Apple-Sausage Savory Stuffing2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
CAERDWYN'S APPLE-SAUSAGE STUFFING
Good enough to be a main dish all by itself. This recipe is scaled to feed a Thanksgiving or Christmas throng of 8 to 12; feel free to divide everything by 2 (if you do so, cook for 5 minutes less). Prep time: 30 minutes preparation, then 30 minutes of cooking. You can do the prep in advance, and slip the stuffing pan into the oven 30 minutes before meal time.
2 pounds savory sausage (I use Jimmy Dean's Sage Sausage; bulk Italian sausage based on whatever meat your preferences dictate works well too)
4 medium (fist-sized) Fuji or Gala apples - use more apples if they're smaller
6 stalks celery (minus the leaves; about 2 cups once chopped)
1 large sweet onion
12 ounces chopped dried dates
12 ounces dried cranberries
3 6-ounce packages of Caesar-style croutons
2 tablespoons of a steak-style spice mix (I prefer Weber's "Chicago Steak"; anything similar to Emeril's Essence will
Twilight series book one rantTwilight, or should I say 'Dull Light', or 'City of Twilight'? A rant on Twilight, the first book of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series book one rant5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello everyone, a few days ago I discovered a translated version of Twilight in the public library, even though I'd like to read the English version (It wouldn't be bad to get some LOLs from SMeyer's English writing) but...a lot of people seem to be still ordering and queuing for the book, so I have to make do with the translated one.
First thing, bear in mind that I don't mean to say it's bad for people to enjoy Twilight, but I wrote the rant in hope that more people would be aware of how bad the books were written and what kind of wrong/misleading messages it might be sending to their readers. Last but not less, I want everyone to have a good heart-felt laugher by the time they finish reading the following rant.
PS: The title of the book was changed from Twilight into something like City of Twilight, yes it's
Twilight series Eclipse rantIs it an eclipse, or is it a new moon? Make up your mind! A rant on Eclipse, the third book of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series Eclipse rant5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Finally, I managed to find a copy of Eclipse in the library, so my foolish, self torturing courageous attempt to finish reading each of the Twilight books started again. Anti-Twilighters and those who are merely looking for a good laugh, I hope you'll stay with me till the end.
1. Edward talked about hunting polar bears and wolves for food when discussing going to college in Alaska. Polar bears? Wolves? Killing them for food? These are endangered species! Someone please call Green Peace or Friends of the Earth, I cannot stand those animal-killing 'vegetarian' vampires anymore *facepalms* Oh, I'd forgotten to mention those mountain lions they hunted regularly
2. When describing the personalities of the two main characters of Wuthering Heights, Bella dished up description such as"her selfishness, h
How to write a novel - OldHow to write a novelHow to write a novel - Old8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
A crash-course by someone who's done it before and will do it again
Step one will be getting rid of all the "I can't write a novel because *something, something, blah, blah*"isms. Here's a short list of the most used ones and why they're lame:
I can't write a novel because I'm too busy.
Wrong - All human beings need rest - and I don't mean just sleep. Come on, admit it, you spend some time each day reading, watching TV, surfing the internet, et cetera. I'm not going to ask you to stop doing these things, I'm going to ask you to consider doing more than one thing at a time, and maybe cut down some of the time you spend on those activities. "but you just said that I need y rest!" you say? Well, learn how to use writing as rest. More about that later.
I can't write a novel because I have no talent.
All human beings have what it takes to write a novel - imagination. Hey, I didn't say you were writing a bestseller, writing a novel for the sheer joy of wr
DespairI’m sorry for being a bad child, I’m sorry for misbehaving and talking back.Despair2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’m sorry for being rude and I’m sorry for being worthless.
I’m sorry for not being perfect enough for you.
I’m sorry for… wait. Why am I the only one sorry here?
You should be sorry for putting me through this pain and sadness!
You should be sorry for giving me grief and giving me despair!
There are two sides to every story so why can’t you sit and listen to mine?
You have yourself on this pedestal to reign over my life and dominate it to suit your taste.
Well I’m here to say you can’t rule over my life anymore!
I’m not a puppet made to dance for your enjoyment; I’m not a useless shell to throw away once you’re done playing.
I am who I am and you can’t change me! You can try, you can break me to my core but you’ll never change me!
I’ll scream my worth to the world; let an orchestra of violins play in the backgroun
I am not an objectThere’s something I don’t like about the phrase “rape culture.” It’s not that I think it doesn’t exist or that I want to turn a blind eye to the problem. Rather, I feel like it is a misnomer that breeds confusion and skeptism. Rape culture is not just about rape. In fact, most of the time it is not. It is about objectifying women. Objectifying of women can lead to rape, but more often it appears in the form of little acts of disrespect and harassment that strip a woman of her feeling of humanity.I am not an object2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I think a lot of people don’t realize how much these sorts of dehumanizing experiences can affect a person… especially if they’ve never been the target of one. But they shouldn’t be minimized, even if they never escalate. People seem to think that sexual harassment is “no big deal” so long as it doesn’t culminate in rape. “You got catcalled? Groped at a party? Leered a
Twilight and FeminismIntroductionTwilight and Feminism5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Throughout history women have fought for their rights. Today, at first sight, it seems as if they might have succeeded in their struggle to attain equality between women and men. Never before has our society been so focused on gender equality in the nineties strong feminist role models as Buffy Summers from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Xena from 'Xena: Warrior Princess' were looked up to, but now another tendency is starting to show among teenage girls. With the release of the young-adult novel 'Twilight' in 2005, old-fashioned ideas of partnership are becoming more and more popular, at least if one is to look at the sales figures for 'The Twilight Series'.
This article seeks to draw parallels between the gender roles in 'The Yellow Wallpaper', a short story from 1892, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and the novel 'Twilight' written by Stephenie Meyer. It will focus on the examples of female infantilization and representation of gender in both stories
Mary-Sue: Part 9The Eye of the TigerMary-Sue: Part 93 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In all of my previous guides, I had assumed that most, if not all characters, were human, or mostly human, instead of thinking of the possibility of main characters, or even minor characters, being animals. Well, it doesn’t really matter, because, for the most part, the rules for creating human characters, including names and powers, writing presentation, and even romance would also apply to animals. There would just be a slight variation from humans, and this slight variation can make a world of difference in your writing.
A more common complaint I’ve seen about writers who write about animals at all, is that the animals, whether they are the main character, or whether they are a human’s pet, is that the animal is “too human.” While humans are technically animals too, what this complaint is really trying to say is that the animal has too many human-like qualities from having a voice to feeling human-
Kidnapped by vampiresI was over a mile from the mansion when it began to rain. Not normal tiny droplets but huge pelting bombs that soaked me in less than two minutes. I kept walking though, not caring if i caught a cold. I was in the woods past the huge 10FT tall stone fence that bordered the main property. I'd been here so many times before that there were trails from all the directions i ventured.Kidnapped by vampires8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
This was where i cleared my head, where i thought about things. I was alone.
It was dangerous to go in the woods. I was royalty, and every evil element of the world wanted to get their hands on the royal family. I was the princess, the one who would eventually have the weight of the world crushing me.
In these woods i knew lurked vampires, werewolves, black witches and wizards, demons, fallen angels, and many other things. I had been told by everyone atleast five times to never go outside without a guard or two. And to never, never go int othe woods.
But i ignored them. It didn't matter to me. It was horrifyin
DepressionDepression isn't waking up one day and feeling like your world is going to end. It's waking up most days and feeling the world collapse in. Slowly suffocating you in your own sadness until you can do little more than lie in your bed and wallow in your own self-pity.Depression11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Some people don't get as far as the wallowing, and some people stay there forever. I'm trying to break free but it's not as easy as it seems.
When you're down, everyone says to you "Have you seen a doctor?" "Have you tried anti-depressants?"
I wonder if those people ever tried working their way through the system. Being passed from person to person like a mess nobody wants to deal with. That's how I feel. I 've seen 6 people, so far who claim that they can help me, and the people increase every week.
They claim that the medication will work, that I should have counseling, that I should try to "See the light at the end of the tunnel". If you've ever been down, it's the last thing you want to hear. Did anyone ever tell a moth
Sea-Salt Ice Cream RecipeSea-Salt Ice Cream Recipe3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sea-Salt Ice Cream
Wire whisk or fork
Medium sized saucepan
Medium sized bowl
1 cup measure
1 teaspoon measure
Ice-cream maker or ice-pop molds or a cooler of liquid nitrogen (optional)
1 heart (optional get it)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
blue and green food coloring (optional)
1. Re-arrange the letters of your name and add an X somewhere.
2. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl and whisk well for a few minutes. A wire whisk works best but a fork can do in a pinch.
3. Add the cup of sugar into the eggs and continue to whisk well until creamy.
4. Heat the milk in the saucepan over medium heat until warmish hot while constantly stirring with the wooden spoon (do not use a metal spoon it will scratch your pot and make the milk burn easier). The milk should be right before boiling, but do not
Write What You KnowWrite What You Know2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once upon a time, a young woman was so in love with books that she decided she wanted to become a writer so she, too, could create loveable stories. She read everything she could about writing. Then, one day, she found herself in a book store where she bumped into an old man among the shelves. Turning to apologize, she discovered it was a venerable, much-loved author.
As soon as she could find her voice to speak, she said, "Oh, sir! I know you are very busy, and so I would just like to ask you one small question: what is the best piece of advice you have for a beginning writer?"
The old man smiled and said, "Certainly, young lady. In fact, I will write it down for you." He took out a small slip of paper and a pen and jotted something down. Then he handed the paper to her.
She thanked him profusely and moved out of his way so he could go about his business. Then she looked at the little paper in her hand. She frowned.
"Write what you know."
Well she was very disappointed. In fact, it m
A Rant On: Fullmetal AlchemistA Rant On: Fullmetal Alchemist5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A Rant On: "Fullmetal Alchemist"
Hello, everyone, this is NaokoElric2250 and this is my first ever rant.
I shall begin with a general statement:
Female authors who write Shonen, (or any story featuring main male protagonists); need to get their act together. It is disgusting just how much they will discriminate against their own gender, and need to start learning to respect it.
In some cases, their level of sexism against women is on par with that of male authors, and fans seem to not notice or dismiss the fact that they use the exact same sexist traits and tropes as the males, purely because they are female, which is classic Double Standard sexism in itself. I am speaking of course, of the likes of Masashi Kishimoto, Noriaki "Tite" Kubo and others like them.
Their stories are often devoid of a good, smart, strong, knowledgeable (as in knowing what is happening in the story, sharing the knowledge of the male characters) female presence who dress sensibly. Instead, they
Twilight series New Moon rantNew Moon, freaking New Moon--A Rant on Book Two of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series New Moon rant5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello ladies and gentlemen! Time for ranting on Stephenie Meyer's (SMeyer for short) 'novel' has arrived! This time it's New Moon, the book 2 of her so-called Twilight 'saga'.
I discovered a copy of New Moon(NM) in the children/teenagers section of public library. So in order to make the most out of public resource, I borrowed it and read I had struggled my way through the whole thing, now there's some opinion I would like to share (not all of them are bad remarks though):
*slight plot-spoiler warning*
1. What is this book doing in the teenager corner of the library? It's not material suits for teenagers, plain and simple. It contents unhealthy relationship, a girl who obviously HAD NO LIFE outside of her boyfriend and lot of suicidal attempts after the said boyfriend dumped her! That would totally screwed up their concept on love and relationship damn it!
Life of DepressionLiving with a mood disorder makes every day a struggle. A struggle to wake up in the morning, a struggle to get yourself ready for the day, a struggle to maintain relationships – a struggle to smile and mean it. I’ve never been professionally diagnosed, but I know something’s not right. I knew around the beginning of high school. Something isn’t right, isn’t balanced, inside of me. I’ve read enough books to give these thoughts and feelings a name – depression.Life of Depression6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The commercials which say depression hurts everywhere are right. It hurts emotionally, cognitively, physically, and behaviorally. It makes me feel sad and hopeless, lonely and confused, angry and dragged down. It makes me think that no one cares and no one understands, that I can’t handle my life or even myself, and that I don’t have much value. It makes me sluggish and restless, eating too much, and having trouble falling asleep and waking up. It makes me cry spontaneously an