By Susan Beal
Geek meets craft during this enjoyable selection of 25 kooky initiatives for geeks of any association, from D&D cube rings, megastar Trek pillows, and tremendous Mario cross-stitch to big name Wars terrariums, a Morse code duvet, and lots more and plenty extra! equipped by means of hassle from "Not a Jedi Yet" to "Warp Speed," international of Geekcraft covers a number renowned crafting concepts together with beading, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and needle felting. better of all, it's effortless to start with step by step directions and convenient templates integrated behind the publication. With plenty of photographs and many geekery all through, this one of a kind e-book exhibits that geek and craft cross jointly like...pixels and cross-stitch!
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This pretty cake, a charmingly distinctive homage to the true factor, is eight in/20 cm, and also you don’t need to comprehend whatever approximately electronics to make and revel in it. you will discover all of the cake adorning goods used the following at baking area of expertise shops or well-stocked kitchen offer shops. YOU’LL want instruments • Photocopier (or pen or pencil and tracing paper) • Scissors • Rolling pin • Small paintbrush or pastry brush • Ruler • 2 chopsticks, 1 with sq. edges and 1 with around edges • Wilton cake-decorating assistance no 1 and #7 • Piping (pastry) bag and coupler • Cake-writing perform board equivalent to Wilton (optional; see Notes, web page 127) fabrics • One 8-in/20-cm around cake (any style) • 1 recipe buttercream frosting (see Notes, web page 127) • as much as 11/4 cups (to flavor) of unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 bottle each one black and crimson gel nutrients coloring • LilyPad Arduino Cake templates • approximately 0.33 lb/155 g Satin Ice or different bought black fondant (see Notes, web page 127) • 1 bottle Wilton White-White or different opaque white meals coloring (you’ll in basic terms want a few drops) • approximately third lb/155 g faded tan fondant, do-it-yourself or bought (see Notes, web page 127; if making home made, additionally, you will want ivory gel foodstuff coloring) • 1/4 tsp each one silver and gold luster dusts • a number of drops of vodka or different transparent liquor • approximately 0.33 lb/155 g purple fondant, home made or bought (see Notes, web page 127) directions 1 enable your cake cool thoroughly and move to a cake plate or serving platter. 2 Make the buttercream frosting. move half cup/115 g of the frosting to every of two small bowls and put aside. upload the cocoa powder to the massive bowl with the remainder five cups/1 lb/455 g frosting and stir until eventually completely mixed and delicate. unfold the perimeters and most sensible of the cake with a thick layer of the chocolate buttercream and put aside. (You won't use all of the chocolate buttercream. ) three utilizing the black gel 1 or 2 drops at a time, colour one of many 1/2-cup parts of frosting light grey. Stir till the gel is carefully integrated and the colour is even. Set the grey and white buttercreams apart. four hint or photocopy and minimize out the LilyPad Base template and put aside. utilizing a rolling pin, roll out the black fondant 1/4 in/6 mm thick. utilizing the template, reduce the bottom for the LilyPad board from the black fondant. five hint or photocopy and minimize out items number one and #2 from the LilyPad elements templates and use them to chop 1 piece of every from the black fondant. Paint a quick fringe of piece #2 with the White-White nutrients coloring, as proven at the template. 6 assemble up the scraps of the black fondant and form a small piece right into a rectangle 21/4 in/5. five cm lengthy via 3/8 in/1 cm broad by means of 3/8 in/1 cm thick. beginning simply over 1/4 in/6 mm from one brief finish, press the sq. chopstick crosswise into the rectangle to make a directly, shallow groove. Repeat four instances, spacing the grooves calmly, a few beneficiant 1/4 in/6 mm aside, to create five grooves and six raised bars. Set the entire black items apart. 7 Roll out the tan fondant to 1/4 in/6 mm thick.