Category Archives: Severe Nerdery

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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Let’s Go Somewhere Where There’s CHOCOLATE!

Last Friday I did a small bake sale at my husband’s workplace for the Wallace and Gromit’s Big Bake to benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity. They’re a UK group raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in … Continue reading




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Blow Thine Hunger To Cakey Bits

My older daughter’s best friend asked me last year when her father was diagnosed with a serious illness if I’d make him a Holy Hand Grenade cake for his birthday. Of course I said yes! Part of why I was … 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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