Category Archives: Recipes
This pink potion of strawberry syrup, milk, white chocolate and marshmallows will have you obsessing over the object of your affection this Valentine’s Day. Said to have a unique aroma to each who drinks the potion, reminding them of the things that they find most attractive. When Ron Weasley tried the potion he smelled his mother’s cooking, bacon, and Hermione’s perfume the one he gave her in their fifth year at Hogwarts for Christmas.
“Amortentia doesn’t create actual love, of course. That’s impossible. But it does cause a powerful infatuation or obsession. For that reason, it is probably the most dangerous potion in this room.“—Horace Slughorn
What will you smell when you drink from this Harry Potter inspired beverage?
These too good to eat macaroons by The Cookie Fairy are inspired by the popular Angry Birds game that features these thieving little green pigs. These green colored macaroons are filled with chocolate ganache made with a hint of mint extract and chopped mint leaves. Get the recipe to make these little guys over on The Cookie Fairy.
This sweet treat is inspired by the glitchy, candy-haired kid from the Sugar Rush kart-racing game seen in the movie Wreck-It Ralph. I started with a basic chocolate cake recipe with chocolate frosting to represent Vanellope’s dark hair. Then I added the toppings: sprinkles (rainbow, hearts and confetti), gummy bears and starlight mints to match the same details seen in Vanellope’s hair. I think she also has Sweetheart candy in her hair, but I couldn’t find any so I substituted heart shaped sprinkles instead.
My Husband came home while I was taking a photo of one of the cake slices and I asked him to guess the inspiration which he replied, “the girl from Wreck-It Ralph“. Firstly, I was glad he got the inspiration and secondly shocked he got the inspiration.
In honor of one of my favorite directors I made these black and white Tim Burton mini cakes for Halloween this year. Tiramisu is one of my favorite cakes to make (and eat), so I wanted to change up my recipe for Halloween by stacking layers of cake. Starting with two simple boxed cakes I took my traditional tiramisu recipe and substituted layers of cake for ladyfingers for a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired treat.
Mario finally found the right castle and got to marry his princess and instead of a wedding cake had wedding cupcakes! These Princess Peach inspired pink cupcakes actually have peaches in them with a princess crown on top made from fondant. Red and yellow food coloring was used to achieve the pink color of Peach’s dress in the cupcake and the yellow of her hair in the frosting.
A fantastic, fiery visual effect inspired by Blizzard’s Diablo III game which takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series. This world was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo II. Having survived the onslaught brought by the armies of the Burning Hells, Tyrael rewarded the heroes by sending them to safety. It is up to a new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary.
Create your own Burning Hells, the residence of the demons and demonic overlords - Diablo, Baal, and Mephisto, with these flaming cocktails. All you need to do is top the drink with a high proof alcohol, such as 151 rum, which is ignited prior to consumption. For better effect light flaming cocktails in dimly lit surroundings where the flames are more visible.
Note: These drinks should be prepared by a professional bartender at your event for your guests. Drinkers should be aware that the drinkware may remain quite hot for a while after the flames are extinguished, which could result in burns. The alcohol cocktails with flames are designed only for adults and must be drunk or mixed with care. Never drink from a lit drink as it can be very dangerous.
Add a personal touch to your reception menu with a signature cocktail. It is also a great way to keep your wedding budget manageable by cutting the open bar and instead offer simply wine, beer and a signature cocktail.
Like this pair of Portal 2 cocktails created by James Dance, the proprietor of the bar/arcade Loading. Designed to resemble the two colored portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. Relying on Blue Curacao and Orangina for the color (with vodka and rum for the kick), this neon pair is sure to teleport your tastebuds to new heights -or get you hammered. See more gamer inspired cocktails at the U.K. Guardian and Obvious Winner.