Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poll Results - cooking

Q. Do you like cooking?

No but I'm forced to cook - (1 vote)
No - (1 vote)
Yes - (5 votes)
Yes, but I'm horrible at it - (1 vote)

I love baking. I am a big fan of sweets. In fact, I may even create a blog of recipes.... hmm..
I enjoy making cakes using ready-cake-mix, but I hardly ever buy them because nobody else in my family enjoys them, and therefore I am not allowed to make them.

Cupcakes are really fun. I really need to make cupcakes soon. Here is a really good cupcake website that teaches you how to decorate your cupcakes and make frosting and lots more. I bought some marshmallows to make that frog decoration, on the link.

Honey joys are my new obsession. We made them for a get together with many people yesterday. They were a huge success.

I have always been a fan of hedgehog (It's like chocolate & biscuit slice). (We also made that yesterday). It is absolutely delicious. My sister always makes them, and I'm always gobbling them. Oh and once, she made these delicious fudge brownies, and for some extremely weird reason, no body else liked them, so the whole tray was left for me!!! I crave them... I think I finished the whole thing in 2 days! It was ooooooooh soooooo delicious! Hot, wet, fudgy centre was oozing with chocolate. Okay I'm exaggerating with the oozing chocolate part. But seriously, the thing was delicious! When I get the recipe, I will post it on the 'recipe blog' (if I make a recipe blog).

Random Irregular's blonde brownies, ahhhhhh, delicious! Click here to go to the recipe. They're so easy to make! My second time making them, the batter turned out to be really crumby and dry, so I added an extra egg. That extra egg made it taste like cake, instead of brownie, which was still delicious!

Baking is too fun to expain. I don't know why I didn't bake before.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I know many of you don't read Goosebumps, but I do, when I have nothing better to do. Most of the time they're interesting in a really pointless way. And even though I've only read a few (not more than 15), all of the ones I've read so far, include siblings or friends who always joke around, and never believe each other in a serious situation due to constant pranks. Some of the books have such sudden endings that they leave you with questions floating in your brain.

One of them, 'How To Kill A Monster' had an ending that was so hopeless, it makes me laugh!

But this one, 'My Hairiest Adventure' was quite different. It didn't have kids running around, playing pranks on each other. It had such a weird story, at the end it made me sick, literally. But now that I'm feeling better, I'm laughing.

A 12 year old boy, Larry, finds an out of date bottle of INSTA-TAN, and he and his friends spread it over themselves. Soon Larry notices weird, thick, black hair growing on his hands and knees, and soon, his face. Larry goes to the doctor every two weeks to get a shot, he thinks he knows why, but he doesn't know the real reason. He's far too embarrassed to ask his friends if the same thing happened to them, all because of the INSTA-TAN, and soon two of his friends unexpectedly leave home, without notifying anybody. Larry's usually chased by packs of dogs when he's out of the house. He thinks it's because of his yellow-eyed cat, Jasper, who is his good friend. And at the end, his parents reveal to him, that it was not the INSTA-TAN that made him grow thick, black hair, but because, Larry is not really a human, he's actually a dog. I know, WHAT THE HELL?!

The people in his town work for the doctor, and they're all experimental. The doctor invented something that turns dogs into kids, so parents come and adopt them, or whatever. But soon they return to their dog form after growing up. And in the end, he becomes a happy street dog, along with the rest of the pack of dogs, and his best friend, who 'unexpectedly left home'. And he still visits his mum and dad. One day when he came to greet his parents by barking and running to their car, he sees his mum walking out of the car with a baby wrapped in a pink blanket. The mum said "Good Jasper, you're a good Jasper." and he saw that the baby had yellow eyes, just like his cat. And that was the end, that made me sick.
So the doctor turned Jasper, the cat, into a kid?! It made me sick!

I know Goosebumps are for younger readers, but they are good when you're bored. But I actually liked one of the books, called 'Goosebumps: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb'. It was about a boy (and his cousin I think) who went to the Egypt pyramids and have spooky stuff happen.. That one was actually interesting for real.
Anyway, it's time for me to borrow more Goosebumps books.