Hi Ant! So I'm going to try to sound as non-creepy as possible but I am (secretly) obsessed with you. You are just so talented and perfect and one day i hope my cake-ing skills meet the Nerdache standards. I have been making cakes for just about two years, and have been working at a local bakery since October, so my skills have improved greatly, but not remotely close to yours! I am in awe whenever I visit your blog. I am so impressed with what you've created and I can't wait to see even more!
Sometimes I get to make cute things! A cake I made last week for a client who wanted it to match his daughter’s stuffed toy she’s had since she was a kid. He was just too cute, I was almost sad to see him go!
Carved Character Death by Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, chocolate chips and dark chocolate ganache. His head is RKT covered in modeling chocolate and fondant.
I would love to take up paper-crafting as a hobby. Since I think you're an amazing paper crafter, where should I start! Books? Internet? Any helpful tips? :)
Ohgosh, thank you!
I haven’t really been doing this long enough to give anyone tips, but if you like papercrafting you should totally check out PlaidCushion on Tumblr.
She inspired me to start fandom papercrafting really.
I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before, I put together a quick supply list for you- hopefully this helps!
Cutting Mat (These range in sizes. I like my 24x30 Friskars because it doesn’t shift.)
Cutting knife- There are a ton of options but find ones that work best for you: A larger straight edge with interchangeable blades, a rotary cutter (X-Acto) or even a X-Acto straight cutter. I use that kind for fondant as well.
A Glue Pen- I just switched from a paintbrush and palette and this way is TONS better.
Small Sharp Scissors- For tiny angles, cutting tape etc.
Shape Stencils- for perfect circles, squares etc.
A Ruler- a Duh.
Double-Sided Tape- Adds dimension to flat papercrafts, gives it a ‘floating’ appearance.
Lots of Paper- Cardstock works best. Always be on the lookout for cute patterns, interesting textures. That’s just another thing I love about Plaid’s work- she always uses different patterns and textures!
You don’t have to work in frames like I do, in fact it’s rather expensive to. You can create pieces on thick covered cardboard and present like that instead.
When you are making papercrafts, always think in pieces! The urge to just cut out a whole body will always be there, but remember that dimension is better achieved in pieces.
Don’t be intimidated by the blades, or be afraid to take things apart if you don’t like them!
It’s been awhile since I posted a Baking for Bros Recipe- so Cricket decided to help me with this one. You know when you are… uh… PMSing pretty hard, and you want something chocolaty, crunchy, chewy and salty- all at the same time? Well, this is the cookie for you. And they are so damn easy to make, you have no excuse to get up off that couch and stop watching Tanked. We get it, you are Italian and make fish tanks. Jeez.
Ingredients: (Makes about 3 Dozen.)
3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 1/3 Cups Butter
1 3/4 Cups Brown Sugar
3/4 Cups and 2 Tbs and 1 Tsp White Sugar
1 Tbs and 2 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
1 Egg Yolk
3 Cups Peanut Butter Chips
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Broken Pretzels
*Tips: (Ant’s tips. Not Cricket’s. Because he sucks at baking.)
Make sure you melt your butter beforehand, so that it isn’t hot.
Room temperature eggs only! Cold eggs will ruin this up, man.
6 on 1 cookie sheet, or else they will stick to one another.
What to Do:
Pre-Heat oven to 325 Degrees. If you play a little music, this helps. Maybe get it some roses, a little wine. Treat her nice.
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk them together to remove any clumps that may have snuck by while you were distracted by internet hunks.
Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Nice and fluffy!
Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk. Look how easy this is, you are on your way to cookie goodness.
Mix in sifted mixture. Slowly, you don’t want this all over the place. This isn’t a teen comedy.
Stir in both chocolate and peanut butter chips. Stir in crushed pieces of pretzel. Cricket says you can smash ‘em with your hands, but since we aren’t Vikings use a knife and chop them into small pieces. Or whatever size you want. I don’t care.
Drop onto greased sheet with ice cream scoop. These are bakery-style cookies, so they will be pretty big. Just the way we like it, uh-huh. Use break and bake method, if preferred. (It sounds complicated but ohmygosh it’s not at all. Google that mess.)
Place about 3 inches apart. Top with crushed pieces of pretzel.
Bake for 15-17 minutes per sheet. Cool on trays for 1 minute, and then place on wire racks. Or burly up yo’ mouth and eat that suckah’ hot as hell. We bleed once a month, I think we can handle a little hot cookie.
While these were Crick’s idea, the man has no idea how to bake so I helped him out. They hit all the right spots, lemme’ tell ya’. Salty, sweet, chewy and crunchy. They are the perfect treat for when everything and everyone is annoying.
Hi, my name is Ant and I am a 19 year old cake decorator and owner of the bakery Nerdache Cakes. I have a lot of FANDOM FEELS.
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