27 posts categorized "delish"

Creepy Cute Pastel Goth Halloween


we have conjured the ghost cookies, constructed our frankenbunny fashion, and painted the pumpkins pastel. this can only mean one thing -- #creepycute2015 has commenced! let the party begin.

jonathan and i celebrated in true kawaii fashion with potent pastel potions, sinister sweets, and to DIY-for decor. come frolic in the candy-hued underworld with us!

Pastel goth party decor lavender cat and eyeball cupcakes

blue food -- the life-blood of any pastel goth gathering! jonathan created these aqua-swathed, purple cupcakes using this magical mixture and a touch of blue and yellow food coloring for the frosting.

generously adorn your sweets with candy eyeballs. after all, why settle for a third eye when you can can have a thirtieth eye?

Pastel goth ghost royal icing sugar cookies

a parade of pastel ghost cookies! here's how to make 'em.

Pastel goth party desserts bat cucakes and ghost cookies

Pastel goth gradient pumpkins and gummy teeth candy 2

SPECIAL TREATS: gummy teeth and skulls for the kawaii kandy karnivore.

SPECIAL TRICKS: behold how jonathan transformed creepy halloween decor into creepy cute, camera-ready creations. these gradient jack-o'-lanterns are absolutely spellbinding!

Pastel goth lavender bat Halloween cupcake

Pastel goth kawaii purple cream soda and bat

a most curious cream soda. learn how to concoct this magical, foggy brew on happy mundane.

DIT pastel goth pumpkin halloween decor with cat head maryjanes

drippy pastel pumpkins -- see how to make them here.

Pastel goth lavender martini cocktail with gummy eyeball

for the witching hour -- a soothsaying lavender martini! i took inspiration from this recipe:

soothsaying martini:

2 oz. vodka
1 part concord grape juice
1 part chambord
crushed ice

pour ice, vodka, grape juice, and chambord into a martini shaker and shake vigorously. strain well and serve up.

garnish with gummy eyeball. after all, soothsaying requires clear vision.

Happy mundane pastel goth creep it real

jonathan creeps it real.

Whorange Pastel Goth Pink hair kawaii

i made a new friend.


more DIY decor magic from the laboratory of happy mundane.


Pastel goth fashion happy mundane and whorange

Pastel goth fashion bat caps happy mundane and whorange

and finally, the most important ingredient to a super kawaii, pastel goth party: friendship and kindred spirits!

jonathan and i wish you a very happy halloween! creep it real, darlings!



Royal Icing Pastel ghost cookies Halloween-50

darlings, it's time!

i have collaborated with the talented and mesmerizing jonathan lo of happy mundane to bring you the creepy cute world of PASTEL GOTH! prepare to meet lavender creatures and mysterious pumpkins that glow gloriously soft gradients.

visit happy mundane to see jonathan's latest bag of tricks. you'll be glad you did!

of course, i'm all about the treats at WHORANGE. pastel goth ghost cookies, in fact! take my hand and we will journey into the land of single-bite, sugary spirits.

for the recipe, i consulted the amazing sweet sugar belle for her easy-peasy sugar cookie concoction. i've tried several recipes and sweet sugar belle is my fave so far. she also offers tons of helpful tips for amateurs like me. please refer to sweet sugar belle's sugar cookie and royal icing recipe on her website as you follow along.

meanwhile, i'll show what it looks like to conjure the cookies.

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rolling dough with friends.

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the little 1.5" tall ghost is actually an upside-down, mini tulip cookie cutter. i first saw this trick on make me cake me. due to the tiny size, i coaxed over 100 cookies from one batch!

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whipping up the royal icing requires only 4 ingredients: powdered sugar, meringue powder, clear vanilla extract, and water. so easy! i used wilton's meringue powder, although i hear there are much more tasty options available. explore and let me know!

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who doesn't love a stiff peak?

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mixing the royal icing color is tricky. be sure to start off with just a teeny tiny drop, mix it up, and add more color if desired. i used wilton's royal icing color because it's readily available at michael's. however, americolor is supposedly much, much better.

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pastel piping. i used a #2 tip size. i highly recommend this trick for fast and easy bag filling and clean up!


my favorite step is flooding the cookie with thinned icing after the outline has dried. the flood bottles remind me of 2nd grade glue dispensers.

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adding faces. :| :| :|

i used a #1 tip size.

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the final step: RAINBOW DISCO DUST! because even ghosts want to feel fabulous!

there you have it -- the pastel underworld of cookie decorating! not too scary, right? 

these little ghosts are perfect for beginners. due to their tiny size, you can make a billion and practice your piping skills.

stay tuned for more creepy cute from me and happy mundane! follow our supernatural journey on instagram @happymundane and @whorange and snapchat, too! (snapchat: @happymundane and @tulajeng.)

R.I.P = Rest In Pastel. xoxo

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candy stash

Letterpress Camera Box

Letterpress Ax Candy Container

conceal your sweet somethings in these clever containers and keep valentine's day going year round.

{letterpressed camera and ax candy containers by d-sharp available at poppytalk.}

join the lama

Mari Drink Riesling white wine Elderflower and Mate

i don't drink, but if i did, i would drink mari -- strickly for the packaging, of course.

{mari = riesling white wine, elderflower, and naturally stimulating mate.} {via the dieline.}

let's cook: breaking bad

Breaking Bad Cookies

last night i spent hours researching cookie cutters for my friend's nautical themed baby shower. it started with a seahorse and starfish etsy search and evolved into these bad ass breaking bad beakers and test tubes on flickr.

next thing i knew, i purchased a fancy-pants cookie decorating set and queued up season 5 of breaking bad. after all, the show's final season kicks off this sunday.

yep, that's how i spent my evening -- fixated on cookie decor and meth cooks. in other words, just another thursday night.

rainbow bright

Multi color pendant lamps colour cafe Kevin Boyd Designs

Kevin Boyd Designs Colour Cafe

nothing but ceiling-to-cake goodness.

{kevin boyd design light installation for the colour cafe.} {via poppytalk.}

prettily posed donuts

Aiala hernando donut instagram photograph

Aiala hernando donuts instagram photograph

otherwise known as PMS fun land.

{photography by aiala hernando instagram.}


Jana Knauerov√° Laragh and Lovisa Ingman for Spur february 2012 by Hiroko Matsubara

Colorful candy

Thanksgiving Day with shag rug Siamese and giant bread

darlings, in celebration of the holiday, i give you these gifts of visual indulgence.

lap 'em up, drink 'em in, and dive into all things tasty. shag rug blanket optional, yet highly encouraged.

happy thanksgiving. i'll see you early next week! 


{hiroko matsubara for spur february 2012; candies; couple under shag with banquet platter - source unknown (posted on my facebook timeline by this fellow.}

sweet shrooms




looks like psilocybe cubensis.

tastes like chocolate!

score your psychedelic mushroom sweets at andie's speciality sweets shoppe.




happy valentine's day, kittens!

and, as always...keep in demure.


{top image: shirley maclaine in the eye candy-filled "what a way to go"; bottom: xoxo layer cake via oh joy.}

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