Category Archives: Severe Nerdery

Episode 45 – Dawn Butler

Have you ever had a cake going badly and thought, “Well it’s not like it’s for the Queen of England?” Okay but what if the cake actually was for the Queen of England? Don’t miss Dawn Butler’s amazing story behind … Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s Wild Austin Adventure

For this year’s That Takes the Cake! show in Austin, TX – which had a theme of The Science of Cake – I decided to make a cookie version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Aerial Screw, sometimes called Da Vinci’s helicopter. … Continue reading

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Easy Dragon Egg Cookies Plus Glitter Airbrush Paint Review

Disclaimer: all products reviewed in this post were purchased fully by me. This review was not requested by anybody and no compensation has been received. However, I am an acquaintance of the owner of Dinkydoodle designs and she has in … Continue reading

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Safety Lights Are For Dudes – Experimenting Holztmann Style

I bought a Ghostbusters logo cutter from Etsy awhile back. Recently when my friends and I were going to watch the 2016 movie together, I decided that was an excuse to run some random experiments: Question 1: can you put … Continue reading

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Flexible Chocolate – AKA Chocolate Gummy

I’ve posted a huge new page all about my latest award-winning cake decorating invention: Flexible Chocolate, or Chocolate Gummy. Go check it out and learn how to turn chocolate into lace, how to braid it, and even how to knit … Continue reading

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BB-8 All The Cake

I had intended to do a crazy, nerdy gingerbread thing for my husband’s work Christmas party, but I had a colossal failure. So instead I made a BB-8 cake. Which is fine, except I know it’s going to be a … Continue reading

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3D Candy Filled Discworld Cookie (Not Onna Stick)

I recently did a demo for my local British Sugarcraft Guild chapter about the 3D Candy Filled Cookies I’ve been making, and someone suggested that one could make a turtle cookie. I told her that was a great idea. And … Continue reading

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Bacon Pancakes, Makin’ Bacon Pancakes

Some of you may be aware by now that I have a slight fandom for Hugh Jackman and Wolverine. So it would not be that surprising that my friends would make sure I was aware of this: Good morning…. A … Continue reading

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That’s No Ordinary Rabbit Cookie!

Would you like to make some easy, adorable, candy-filled bunny cookies for Easter? Of course you would! These basic bunnies are a kid-friendly craft to share with the whole family. Start by making the base cookie pre-filled with candies of … Continue reading

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3D Candy Filled R2D2 Head Cookies

I was trying to think of a cheeky, nerdy joke headline and then I realized I shouldn’t bury the lead on this one: Oh but wait a second…it’s almost Christmas and I don’t want the food blogger police (which totally … Continue reading

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