My Roommate Is Ridiculous


Adorable and absurd things that my roommate does like they're perfectly normal.

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archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.
The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.
Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.
[via TYWKIWDBI and Echoes from the Vault]

archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.

The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.

Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.

[via TYWKIWDBI and Echoes from the Vault]

Tagged: ideas for my roommate

Source: archiemcphee


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"Oh Bucky Bear, only you really understand me."

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"Oh Bucky Bear, only you really understand me."

Source: starwinter

A tale of two cakes — one for a 30th birthday and the other for a middle school graduation.

Tagged: my roommate bakes

loose-id-is-love-unleashed:

urrickaa:

thechocolatebrigade:

Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings

Please

For myroommateisridiculous — food that looks like other food. cc readlily

Tasty projects

Also, food that looks like other food, cc moonlight69

loose-id-is-love-unleashed:

urrickaa:

thechocolatebrigade:

Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings

Please

For myroommateisridiculous — food that looks like other food. cc readlily

Tasty projects Also, food that looks like other food, cc moonlight69

Tagged: food for my roommate

Source: fortunegoodies.com

instructables:

Paint Palette Garden Display  by Greasetattoo

instructables:

Paint Palette Garden Display

Tagged: ideas for my roommate

Source: weheartit.com

archiemcphee:

The Department of Miniature Marvels is thrilled to discover that they can add gardening to their list of work-related hobbies. A recent trend in Japan has people raising itty-bitty bonsai plants less than 3cm in height. Called cho-mini bonsai, or ultra-small bonsai, they’re the perfect green hobby for people who don’t have much gardening space or simply love exquisitely teeny-tiny things. The completely kawaii pots, wee gardening supplies and mini display shelves that are made for cultivating cho-mini bonsai are almost as awesome as the tiny plants and trees themselves.

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Tagged: my roommate likes tiny things

Source: archiemcphee

thechocolatebrigade:

Stunning Statement Necklaces made out of live succulents by PassionflowerToWear

thechocolatebrigade:

Stunning Statement Necklaces made out of live succulents by PassionflowerToWear

Tagged: giving my roommate ideasdid I tell you about the time she made a stuffed succulent for a mutual friend?

Source: etsy.com

onsugarandtwirling:

Of course I love these.
Found here ~ http://www.anothermag.com/loves/view/25475/Flower_Lollies

Projects for my roommate

onsugarandtwirling:

Of course I love these.

Found here ~ http://www.anothermag.com/loves/view/25475/Flower_Lollies

Projects for my roommate

Tagged: my roommate makes thingsbut not this

Source: onsugarandtwirling

thevintagepostbox:

Illustration: Resting
This is a piece from my show at Spyhouse Coffee! Come see it in real life!

Accurate portrayal of what my roommate’s dream life would look like

thevintagepostbox:

Illustration: Resting

This is a piece from my show at Spyhouse Coffee! Come see it in real life!

Accurate portrayal of what my roommate’s dream life would look like

Tagged: honestlyit's pretty close to her current lifeartfor my roommatenot by my roommate

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A wee Monster High themed cake for a birthday. The bottom tier is an 8” cake.

A wee Monster High themed cake for a birthday. The bottom tier is an 8” cake.

Tagged: my roommate bakesmy roommate got a lot of fondant under her nails