Thursday, December 29, 2016

Silver Apple Cupcake



Hey everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed or is enjoying their holidays! I really meant for this to be out before Christmas but due to other life factors it's a bit late. Sorry about that! Hopefully with Christmas being done I can get back to a normal schedule.
It's another recipe for Fandom Foodies this week! This month the theme is Narnia! Here is everyone's recipes if you want to check them out!
I  have to admit when I saw the theme for this month I was really scared. I never really got into Narnia and don't know much about it. However when I was looking up Narnia food I saw someone mention a silver apple. I thought apple cupcakes would be awesome.



What You Will Need
Cake Box Mix + Ingredients
Frosting
Silver Sprinkles
Pretzal Sticks
Mini Donuts

Step One
Make your cupcakes following the instructions on your cake mix box. Give your cupcakes plenty of time to cool down.




Step Two
Frost the top of your cupcakes. Then trim off the bottom of a donut and stick it on top of the cupcake.



Step Three
Add some frosting in a sandwich bag and cut off the corner. Pipe around your doughnut. Then smooth it out.





Step Four
Pour your sprinkles in a bowl. Then dip your cupcake in it. Stick in your pretzel stick in the cupcake.



I hope you guys enjoy! If you make these feel free to share here, on Facebookon tumblr, or use #thegeekyartist on instagram.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Christmas/Holiday Tag

Hi guys! Today I'm doing The Christmas/Holiday Tag. I did alter it a little bit. I hope you guys enjoy it! 

1.What is your favorite Christmas film?

The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Yes! I've  also had a few ridiculously warm Christmas through the years. That's Ohio for you.

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

With David and his family. 

4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Carol of the Bells -Trans Siberian Orchestra 



5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Not unless David and I do gifts to each other at our house. 

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Nope. 

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

David and I buy ornaments every year. I want to find a BB8 to go with my R2D2 one from last year.

Isn't he cute?

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Fake. I have seen the mess a real tree leaves. Plus my cats would probably scratch it up.

9. What is your all-time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?

Pretty much cookies and hot chocolate.

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

I really love giving. Seeing people's faces light up because of you is the best. 

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

That one  is really hard. I'm going to list a few. My GameCube with The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition. Another one was a Butterfree corset I really wanted that David bought. I thought someone else had bought it.

My Butterfree Corset 

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I actually don't have anywhere I want to travel to.

13. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

Saying I fail miserably would be an understatement.

14. Most memorable Holiday moment?

During Christmas David handed me a camera and told me to take pictures. My gift from him was the last one opened. It was a box for the camera and inside was a note that said the camera was mine.
nutcracker

15.What is a gift you really would like this year? 

Hot Topic has a really beautiful lace Calcifer dress. It's black, lace, and Howl's Moving Castle all in one. Here is a link in case you want to see what I'm talking about. 

16. What is your favorite gift you've ever given someone?

Probably getting David his first tattoo.

17. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

Not really. I've thought about doing it this year but we'll see.

18. What makes the holidays special for you?

Seeing people be more giving and generous. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Triforce Cupcakes



This recipe is a part of #ZeldaMonth. Over at Fandom Foodies there is a monthly cooking theme. This month is based around The Legend of Zelda and is being hosted over at Level 1 Chef. You can check out the recipes here.
I really wanted to make something triforce related for this month because the triforce is such a big part of most Zelda games. So triforce cupcakes were made.




What You Will Need
Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup of oil
1 and 1/4 cup of water
Icing (I used black)
Icing Spatula
Fondant
Yellow dye
Cupcake pan
Cupcake liners
Triangle cookie cutter

Step One
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix your cake mix, water, butter, and eggs. Put your liners in the pan and pour batter into the liners. Bake for minutes. Let cool.



Step Two
Dye your fondant yellow. Roll it out then cut out a triangle with your cookie cutter.






Step Three
To make it a triforce cut out an upside down triangle in the center to make three separate small triangles.



Step Four
Once your cupcakes are cool you can frost the cupcakes. On top of the cupcake lay out your three triangles to make a triforce.





I hope you guys enjoy! If you make these feel free to share here, on Facebookon tumblr, or use #thegeekyartist on instagram.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Alola Muk Pudding

I'm sorry for doing 2 Pokemon posts in one week. My schedule has been crazy and messed up this week. The good news is you guys will probably get a new post in a few days.



This post was inspired by a bunch of Alola Muk recipes over at Jammy Cooks. These recipes are so creative, colorful, and fun.
The great thing about this pudding is it is a really simple thing to make. Also when you work on your layers they don't have to be perfect because Muk's stripes aren't perfect. I used gel food dyes because they are so bright and vibrant but you could probably use regular food coloring.



What You Will Need
One box of 3 56 pudding  (you want a white pudding I personally used white chocolate but vanilla works too)
2 cups of milk
Gel Food dyes (teal, green, red, purple, blue, pink, and yellow)
4 bowls
Sandwich Bags
Clear Plastic Cup

Step One
Combine you milk and pudding packet into a bowl. Stir until it's thick.



Step Two
Separate the pudding into for separate bowls to dye. The biggest thing when dying the pudding is to keep adding and mixing colors until your happy with the colors.



For the blue I added a few drops of purple with a lot of blue.



For the greenish color I added a lot of teal with a few drops of green and a small drop of red to darken it up.



The pink is just a few drops of the pink dye.



The yellow is just a little yellow dye.

I don't know what happened to the stirred pudding picture. Sorry!


Step Three
Add each of the puddings into a sandwich bag and seal up the top. Then snip one of the corners.



Step Four
Layer them in the cup to look like Muk.
Mine went: Yellow
Blue
Green
Blue
Pink
Blue
Yellow
Blue



An alternative is to just use purples to make a normal Muk. The dark purple is just a little blue mixed in with a lot of purple. The light purple is just a few drops of purple dye.


I hope you guys enjoy! If you make these feel free to share here, on Facebookon tumblr, or use #thegeekyartist on instagram.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Popcorn Pokeballs



At the beginning of November one of my local movie theaters was showing the first Pokemon movie. It was really fun and when I was younger I didn't get to see it in theaters so I finally got to do something I wanted to do back in the day.

Me going to see the movie
               

I decided I wanted to do something relating to popcorn because that's what I think of when I think of a movie theater. Hence these popcorn pokeballs. These are so easy and fun. They would be perfect for a pokemon themed party.

What You Will Need
12 cups of popcorn (I use air popped)
2 ten oz bags of marshmallows
2 three tablespoons of butter
Red food gel
Black and white fondant
Parchment paper
Pan
Sauce pan
Rolling pin
Mixing bowl


Step One
Lay parchment paper on your pan to lay your popcorn balls on.Separate 6 cups of your popcorn into a bowl. This will be the bottom of our balls.

Step Two
Turn your burner on to a low medium heat. Melt your butter in the sauce pan. Once it is completely melted you can add your marshmallows.



Step Three
When your marshmallows are melted pour your mixture over your popcorn. Mix until it is well combined. Grease your hands and roll the popcorn into balls.



Step Four
Repeat steps 1-3 except on step 2 dye your marshmallow and butter mixture red.



Step Five
Cut your balls in half. then take a white half and a red half and stick them together.



Step Six
Roll out the black fondant.Ten cut long strips out. Wrap around the popcorn balls.




Step Seven
Roll your black and white fondant into balls. Make sure your white one is smaller then your black one. Flaten your black fondant into a circle. Put your white ball on top of that and press flat. Then put it on the popcorn ball.




I hope you guys enjoy! If you make these feel free to share here, on Facebookon tumblr, or use #thegeekyartist on instagram.
Also I'm sorry these are a week late. There has been a lot going on. Also with holidays coming up my schedule is going to be a bit off. Sorry!