My Kickstarter: Geeky Sprinkles!

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I’m here today with exciting, scary, nervous-making news: I’ve launched a Kickstarter! The Kickstarter is for a Geeky Sprinkle line. I’m starting with steampunk shapes, lightning bolt shapes, and blue police box shapes. So all you steampunk, comic, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who fans, rejoice: You will finally have pretty sprinkles to put on your cupcakes or ice cream sundaes.

Basically, I’ve been wanting more fun, geeky sprinkles for a while and about a year ago I started researching options of having them made. I found the best of the best of the best people to make it happen, and I’m so excited to start making these sprinkles a reality. I hope to bring a bit more fun into kitchens and bakeries around the world in a different way than my blog already does.

If you’re as excited about the sprinkles as I am, please pledge to the Kickstarter! If you know someone else who would like these sprinkles, please share the project with them! I need your help to make this a reality.

And if nothing else, just check out the video on the Kickstarter page. The folks at Cinesaurus did a fantastic job making a ridiculous, fun video for me and I’m excited to share it.

Yay! Go! Kickstart!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party

This past weekend, I put together a little party for a small group of friends. We’ve all been super busy and stressed out lately, so I chose a mellow theme: Come over in the late morning in your pajamas and enjoy some breakfast while watching the cartoons you loved as a kid. It was the perfect excuse for everyone to just veg out for a couple hours!

Food:

-Sugary Breakfast Cereal. Ask everyone for their favorites. I pre-opened the boxes and hid small prizes in the cereal–folks got pretty excited when they found them! Bowls and milk were available for traditionalists, and cups were available for those who wanted to mix n’ match cereal and munch on it like popcorn.

-Toaster Treats. I am a huge fan of Toaster Strudels, so I made sure we had some on hand as well as some Eggos.

-Scrambled Egg Cups. These are a super easy snack or breakfast to have on hand–you can even make them in advance and throw one in the microwave for 20 seconds on your way out the door. See the recipe below.

Drink:
-Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Milk, and Orange Juice. Because we’re no longer children, I also provided champagne for those who wanted to make mimosas.

Entertainment:
In the invite, I asked each guest to provide me with the name of their favorite nostalgic cartoon. Netflix has a lot available to get you started, including Rugrats, X-Men, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Invader Zim. We watched an episode of each cartoon we had available, which made for a fun trip down memory lane. It also introduced a lot of people to cartoons they’d never seen before!

Suggestions for your own Saturday Morning Cartoon Party:
-Block out 3+ hours for this. I scheduled 2, and once we started watching cartoons, we kept wanting to watch more. The party would have gone on for 6 hours if I let it.
-2 words: Blanket Forts.
-Encourage people to take boxes of cereal home with them. I am currently enjoying cereal for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. I expect I will be doing this for at least a month.

Make your own Super-Easy Scrambled Egg Cups (Makes 9):

Ingredients:

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • dashes of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prep muffin tins by spraying with cooking oil.

    Whisk Together eggs and milk. Add in salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix.

    Mix in cheddar cheese.

    Scoop mixture into the muffin tins, filling each 2/3 of the way. Top with crumbled bacon.

    Bake in the oven for 13 minutes (or until the eggs are cooked through).

    Enjoy!

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up? And did you have a Saturday morning breakfast ritual?

    Beautiful Movie Posters

    I visit Harshness’ Etsy Shop on a regular basis to ooh and awe over all of her poster designs. The only reason I haven’t bought something yet is because I honestly can’t decide. Do I want to get a collection of the X-Men characters? Decorate my halls with the Hogwarts houses? Super-fy my living space with these comic-inspired posters?

    So help me decide. What should I get for my home?

    (And while you’re at it, get a lil something for yourself. 12 x 16 prints are Buy one, Get one free TODAY only. Hurry!)

    Prints, $19+ at Etsy.com