Ok so today we’re meeting Colin Creevey, the youngest, smallest, and worst dressed of the group. He’s also an asshole.
Everything about this guy screams asshole: from his stupid leather finger-less gloves to his Byte Me shirt to his cartoonishly oversized Hawaiian trunks to his permanent troll sneer. He’s my second favorite character in the game, and it’s hard for me to explain why because I usually don’t like jerk characters. He’s a jerk character done right.
Anyway, onto the cupcake! Know what’s hard-headed, a pain the ass the make, and goes with tropical trunks? Coconut! You can definitely get already prepared coconut, but I just LOVE the smell, taste, and texture of freshly grated coconut. Plus, cracking open a coconut to get its sweet meat sounds like an extended metaphor for romancing Colin!
So we’re making coconut cake for the cake portion, kicking it up a notch with lime curd to reflect Colin’s sourness, and top that off with toasted boiled icing. Yes, I said toasted. No, we’re not putting it in the oven, we’re using a culinary torch, because fire is fun.
Last month, I bought a new computer for my birthday present to myself. I downloaded Pango Dango‘s game demo,Lovely Little Thieves. I love it. I love it so much that I played until I got all of the different characters to want to explore the haunted house with me. What makes me even happier is that now I can take screenshots of the game and post them throughout these fan baking posts. So, who’s the next character I’m going to base a cupcake recipe on? Ra-Ra-Ra-Randy!
He’s Russell’s BFF and in the running for World’s Biggest Wastoid. Even though he initially appears as a big dumb stoner, he’s actually extremely empathetic and probably knows everyone better than they know themselves. He’s just so lovable, like a teddy bear–a giant, smelly, bong-toting teddy bear.
Today we’re making a cupcake that is so large that it will end all munchies as well as represent Randy’s favorite hobby. We’re basing the recipe off of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream, which includes the following flavors: vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, fudge brownies, and cookie dough. So we’re going to make a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate chip cookie in the middle, put vanilla buttercream on top and stud it with brownie bits and homemade hot fudge sauce, and we’ll call it a Full Baked Cupcake!
On that Kickstarter was a 3 hour long demo for the game.
That demo did not work on my laptop because it’s old as shit, so I watched a Let’s Play on youtube instead.
I was enamored.
I donated to the Kickstarter through my credit card but switched credit cards during the donation period and didn’t update my info because I thought my card was already charged but–
The point is that I loved the game, and I needed to make a fan-something of it. Fanfiction? Hell no, I’m bogged down with enough fanfiction. Fanart? Nah, I’ve never been very good at making fanart. Cosplay? I’m too cheap to go to conventions anymore. Still, I had to show my love of this game somehow, someway. Suddenly it hit me as I was watching an episode of Nerdy Nummies: fanbaking.
So welcome to The Giddy Owl Bakery’s first series of fanbaking cupcakes. First up: Russell.