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A Skull A Day by Amelia G on Blue Blood

A Skull A Day

I wish I’d come across the Skull-A-Day Kickstarter project sooner. Today is your last chance to pledge to the Kickstarter. I love the concept, passion, and commitment behind this. And, of course, that the artist decided to share his creations with the world.
Creative Noah Scalin made the...( Read more )

Yolanda Skull Armor (PICS)

This series Forrest Black and I shot of Yolanda is sort of a companion piece to the most recent Erotic Fandom update. The skull armor Yolanda is wearing here, as well as the chainmail skirt, is also from Retail Slut. Her hair is courtesy of the fine folks at Diva Luxe. I'm happy I feel like we managed to capture Yolanda's sleek elegance well. Whole series of all 33 Yolanda Blue Blood appearances in the Blue Blood VIP.

yolanda skull armor photographed for blue blood by amelia g and forrest black

Homemade Candy with Skull Flair

Homemade Candy with Skull Flair



by Amelia G : September 17th, 2010

Carrie Carolin at Goth Shopaholic just went through the Sur La Table site and selected all the best Halloween cupcake accessories. I would not have even guess that Sur La Table would have spooky kitchenware, but they do.

homemade halloween treat box

So I’m learning how to make a health food version of Rice Krispies Treats this week. This means I’m learning how to make marshmallows from scratch. I always assumed that marshmallows were some kind of scientifically engineered modern food, but all those additives on the store bought ingredients list are basically preservatives. Traditional confectioners have made marshmallows for ages out of mostly just sugar and maybe some corn syrup, corn starch, and vanilla, plus maybe a couple egg whites if you want to get buckwild.

The key to what variety of candy you are going to create is how hot you get the sugar. Traditional confectioners have boiled sugar for a while, then spooned out a bit of boiling sugar water and dropped it in a bowl of cold water. They would then reach a hand in to the bowl of cold water to feel the current consistency of the recently boiling sugar. This was how they would tell when the sugar was hot enough. I assume traditional confectioners all burned off their fingerprints as well.

Another way to test how hot the sugar you are boiling has become is, ya . . .

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