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Here is a background I made for the custom boxes here on deviantart. This feature is for premium members only though.

To use this copy the following code and then paste it into a custom box on your profile:

<div class="popup2-moremenu"><div class="floaty-boat">
<img src="http@@://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb190/andreamoore1985/yummybackground.png"/><@/div><@/div><@div class="gr-box gr-genericbox"><div align="center"><div align="center">

Your box content goes here

<@/div>

Make sure you take out all of the @ symbols from the code other wise the code will not work!

You do not have to ask for permission to use this as long as you only use it on deviantart, you do not sell it (it's for personal use only) and that you make sure to credit me some where on your profile as the maker of the background.

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Can be used in custom boxes, journals, descriptions, etc

ONLY to be used on Deviantart.

You may use this without asking as long as you only use it on Deviantart.

To use copy the thumb code to the right and then paste where you want to use it.
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KAWAII
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A very naughty, rich and moist chocolate cake recipe.

My go to recipe for birthday cakes and any cakes or cupcakes needing a chocolate cake recipe. It keeps fresh and moist for days, always comes out perfectly and is just generally an amazing cake.

The photos in the recipe itself are from when I made my youngest daughters first birthday cake.

Cakes made with this recipe


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So THIS was my Christmas present form :iconshadow-people:!! A customized doll of my OC Chara. In her 'Social Outing' [link] out fit! I think she looks darn adorable! I have no idea how she made this without me knowing. Considering we always go shopping together...So I HAD to be there to see her buy up all these matterials. I just never asked what they were for...


Thank you again :iconshadow-people:! This is why you are my BFF!
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A commission piece done for :iconcycob: based on [link]
The necklace is made of saw cut 18 gauge 5/16thinch stainless steel rings and is over all 23 inches long with 125 hematite beads on head pins and handmade eye pins. The collar part is fully adjustable from the smallest being 11 inches around the neck with 3 additional 11 inch chains finished in matching beading.
The necklace closes in the back with 3 chains and lobster claw clasps attached to 3 chains increasing in increments of 2 links in length so that they close at an angle to separate the decorative adjustable chains in the back so they drape individually.

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I am always accepting commissions on my jewelry and chainmail pieces. If you are interested in a custom piece or a copy of a previously sold piece just note me!
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Available on Etsy:
$12.50 + P&H

Scented Wonka bars- movie wrapper style

Oh the candy man can!

Growing up, I think every kid wanted to visit the amazing Wonka factory. The original movie (the original and the best) inspired generations to think outside the box when it came to loving sweets. These miniature chocolate bars are a tribute to the original movie, with wrappers very similar to those seen in the 1971 Gene Wilder version.

Each miniature chocolate bar has been handcrafted and smells just like a real chocolate bar. Each chocolate bar will give off a delightful yet subtle chocolate scent when worn as your natural body heat activates the scent.

The wrappers on the chocolate bar have been varnished in a glossy glaze for that authentic look, however they are not waterproof, so I din't recommend wearing them in the shower/pool/under the sea.

Each chocolate bar comes with a chain.
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Recently, I shared with you guys a cake for my sister's 21st birthday. As well as it being her birthday, the 27th of September marks an important milestone for me personally as it was for her birthday 3 years ago (4 cakes, 3 years? maths is weird) that I made my first attempt at cake decorating. I made sporadic attempts at entering this hobby, usually waiting for family members' birthday to attempt it again. It was a while before I started seriously getting into the hobby, but I still regard this as my starting point.

So her birthday every year marks in important self-checking point for me. It's a time to reflect and look back on what I've achieved in the last year.

Here's a breakdown of the above:

2009: Sister requests a chocolate ripple cake. I come up with the idea of transforming the log cake into a rounded cake. I look for ways to ice and decorate it: I attempt making ganache and fondant for the first time. Ganache works, but is hardly the glossy, perfect ganache I wanted. Fondant is a disaster: I make all the beginner errors it is possible to make and wind up with horrible roses.

2010: I buy myself a cake decorating book and sister chooses a cake from it. First tiered cake. Fondant skills have improved enough to be able to cover whole cakes with fondant, but lacks finesse. Surface isn't smooth and edges are messy. Fondant Pegasus is a disaster and collapses and breaks everywhere: have overcome most beginner errors, but still some to work on.

2011: Sister requests a cake with mousse. I come up with the idea of making a mousse cake stuffed with profiteroles. Attempt chocolate garnishes for one of the first times. Cake looks nicer than 2009, but lacks in taste (insofar as my standards said, recipients liked it). Chocolate base cake was dry and mousse had too much gelatine and as such had set too much.

2012: Sister requests a chocolate ripple cake. Difference of skill level between this one and '09 is large. I wrap it with a joconde imprime and fill it with chocolate mousse. Have perfected the mousse recipe since 2011 and the result is a perfectly light, smooth and delicious mousse. Have learned to balance flavours so it is not overly sweet as in '09. Ganache is much better than '09, and the garnishes use much more advanced techniques than in '11. Need to refine the finish on the joconde, as well as work on the chocolate techniques as the chocolate ruffles were streaky.




So I hope this can encourage those who have left me comments saying they believe I have talent, lamenting that they cannot do what I do, telling me they can't bake. Whatever art form we begin, we're all terrible at the start. No one is born able to make masterpieces. We all require time and practise. No one taught me how to bake: I leanrned everything I know by trial and error. So get in the kitchen and have a go. Document your progress. Don't be frustrated by mistakes and failures - embrace them, for you will learn much more from getting it wrong than you ever will from getting it right. And most importantly; never compare your ability to anyone elses. Judge yourself only against yourself, for that is the only comparison that matters. One day, you'll also look back and say, "Wow, I've come so far."

2011: 2012:

Moar progress:
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3D Bust of Wolf head out of MTG Cards, two YuGiOH cards, and Two Pokemon cards.

2012
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Made and sold at AnimeExpo in Los Angeles this year. Hand tooled, dyed, and sewn while at the convention.
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