modern-whatever:

American Hustle

The Science Oven

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borrowed time: So here's a really short story. (Happy new) year.


whoa-whoa-woe:

This is a really short story about New Year’s Eve and being a small child. 

Fireworks

Outside it is New Year’s Eve. Mum and Dad don’t know I’m awake. Upstairs is quiet and my room is very dark. I can hear people downstairs laughing and talking. Grown-ups never sound like they mean it when they laugh.

My bed is next to the window. I stand up on my bed and put my head and body behind the curtain. There is snow on the sloping bit of the roof outside my window. I feel like I’m outside in the snow in my pyjamas, only not cold. I put my hands on the glass.

The town’s Christmas lights are still out on the high street. I can see them from my room since the tree in our back garden was cut down last summer. They’re different coloured lightbulbs that Mum says are tacky. I like them anyway.

Downstairs, people are shouting five, four, three, two, one and just like that the old year is gone and this is the new year. I thought I’d feel different.

Fireworks are going off all over town. I watch them with my hands and nose pressed against the glass, like an urchin outside a toy shop in the stories Mum reads to me. My breath fogs the window and I wipe it off with my pyjama sleeve.

I want the fireworks to go on all night. I’ll stay awake and watch them until morning. One day I’ll grow up and laugh without meaning it. Before then, I want to watch fireworks and have a good time and laugh for real, only not on my own.

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lizclimo:

christmas is coming. indulge. 

lizclimo:

christmas is coming. indulge. 

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capitalismandscones asked: sorry, i wanted to do the rose shaped macarons i saw in some picture here on tumblr, and i thought they were made with a 1m tip because that's the rose tip, but then i found they were macaron shaped cookies and not real macarons, so i don't think they can be made in rose shape like that. sorry if i sound confusing

thecakebar:

ohhhh you probably mean these cookies?:

Well if you want you can make meringue roses… Macarons are basically meringues with almond flour (crushed almonds)
So if you want something similar to macarons, meringues are good alternative….  They take a long time to dry out though, so you have to them dry out overnight but they’re worth the wait! :) 
If you don’t let them dry out completely, they can have a chewy center similar to Macarons. Plus, you’ll have the rose shape you wanted!

thecakebar:

Stained Glass Cookies Tutorial

  • This is so fun cuz you melt the colored sugar inside the cookie (middle of cookie) and i the cookie middle looks like glass or mosaic glass! <3333
thecakebar:

Macaron with Pate de Fruit

thecakebar:

Macaron with Pate de Fruit