Category Archives: General Freakishness

3D Candy Filled Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

Recently I showed you how to use the Nordicware Cookie Cup pan to make 3D Candy Filled Baseball Cap cookies. I bought this pan of my own accord and have received no compensation from Nordicware. If you don’t have one … Continue reading




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3D Candy Filled Baseball Cap Cookies

Early in the summer I purchased the Nordic Ware Cookie Cups pan (note that this is different than their cake ball pans!) because I’ve been experimenting with 3D cookies and thought this pan might help. It took a bit of … Continue reading




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Earl Grey Chocolate Torte Because England!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately but I have a good excuse: I’m in the UK for a year! We packed up our Austin house into storage – including most of my baking tools and supplies – and have … Continue reading




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Double Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Does that mean that they are doubly dark, or that there are two dark components? YES. Step 1: Bake some dark chocolate rolled cookies in a shape that can be mirrored so you can put two cookie bottoms together evenly. … Continue reading




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If You Prick Our Brains, Do They Not Bleed?

You know you’re getting your Halloween baking right when you’re constantly asked if you watch Dexter. I wanted to make a bleeding brain skull cake for the Halloween party thrown my by husband’s employer last year, especially since I spent … Continue reading




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This Is The Very Model Of a Modern Melty Chocolate Cake

My daughter Peo is slightly obsessed with “The Pirates of Penzance.” But when she asked for her eighth birthday party to have a Penzance theme, I pointed out that most other kids her age – even at her very nerdy … Continue reading




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The Last Cookie Bender

Or maybe the first. Probably somewhere in between. It was either that or a Futurama joke and I do try to keep this blog family-friendly. Anyway. COOKIE BENDING! A friend on G+ challenged me to make a bent-clock cookie as … Continue reading




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Free Hugs For Your Face

I recently made some cookies with nerdy things on them to send to friends. I will protect their privacy but I still want to show the rest of you the nerdtasticiosity. Yes that’s a real word: I’m a perfeshunal writer. … Continue reading




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That’s No Moon

That’s a 2.25″ solid ball of homemade gummy candy shaped like a Death Star. What’s even better is it’s super easy to make. Simply follow my Basic Gummy Recipe in any flavour you like, but make a double batch to … Continue reading




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Multiple Layers of Wrong…and Chocolate!

The cutest alien ever on Doctor Who is undoubtedly the Adipose, which are little living lumps of fatty tissue. So when I decided to make a cake for my friend Kyla (who is also president of our cake club and … Continue reading




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