So Beth, Ellena and I went to the Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan Gothic Mirrors event hosted by Foyles last night and it was awesome. Getting to meet Holly for the first time was amazing and she is so nice 8D
Sarah was her usual amazingly awesome funny self. Even when hiding behind a desk and ending up on the floor. Legit.
For the occasion we made some book themed cupcakes. We kind of combined Team Human and Coldest Girl in Cold Town by doing the Team Vampire cake in blue. The original CDiCT cupcake was the one with the two blue dots, it was meant to be fang bites. We tried okay? :’)
All the other books tagged are represented in some way apart from Demon’s Lexicon. I tried to remember the Demon’s mark and we were going to do that in chocolate icing but it was getting confused in my memory with the Deathly Hallows sign. A quick google search did not help and we were decorating these in the hour before we had to get on the train to London :’)
The cakes were vanilla and the piped icing was butter icing with vanilla (I have a thing for vanilla). Decorations like the cat, clover and bell were doing with ready to roll royal icing that was coloured using food colour and spray on edible paint (for the gold and silver). We made little paper templates to cut round and then laid them on the cakes.
Team Human and Team Vampire were spelled out with left over letters from a birthday set I did a little while ago. But it does explain why we had to get creative with the pink lettering :’) The M was the last W, the U was an O and because we had no more Ms it had to be Teah Human or Team Huhan :’) Our story is the vampire cupcake attacked and that’s why the human cupcake looks a little beat up.
The chocolate hearts were bought. Tempering chocolate is not one of my strong suits.
I don’t normally do this but it’s a friend of a friend and it may help them. Kari Hall is a certified foster parent who, on the 24th of July of this year, fostered a baby boy. 5 weeks later she was informed that he would be taken to an adoptive family on the 30th of August. According to the website of the agency through which she fosters the foster family is supposed to be given first refusal on adoption and, from what I’ve read, it appears that the reason why she has not been asked about adoption or gone through the protocols outlined on the foster agencies website is because she is homosexual and in a homosexual relationship with long time partner Robyn.
If you, like me, object to this, please read the information on the link below. If you want to help there are many ways listed via the link including signing an online petition.
There is no money involved, this is not a scam, and as I said it’s a friend of a friend. In the long run it may make no difference at all, but then again it might help put one step in the right direction.
"Okay why oh why aren’t The Bane Chronicles out in actual book form?! I’m a pledge.. (I pledge to read the printed word) so I buy books. I never download books, I never use a tablet/nook/kindle for reading, and I don’t but anything I can’t physically have. So whhyyyy have these not been printed…
"I’ve lost track of who exactly is reading what. All I know is my entire Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Maureen Johnson, Kendra Blake, Mark Lawrence, Sarah Rees Brennan, RJ Anderson, Brandon Sanderson collections are on loan at the moment."
Here are the handful of photos I took at the Cassandra Clare, Jamie and Sarah Rees Brennan event at St James’ Church on Thursday evening. I’m told there was an official recording y’all can go watch (I think there’s already gifs?) but I thought you might appreciate these few snaps.
Including a shot of the cupcakes we were given as we left. They were scrummy indeed :)
… WHAT were we all looking at? We look extremely startled. ;)
This may have been the moment the aliens arrived (IN A CHURCH) and just before all our memories got wiped. Thank goodness it was recorded for posterity so we can fight the alien menace.
It was when you were being signaled to end questions for Jamie’s surprise while Jamie was talking about his tatoo :)
"For those asking, I think TMI Source has some videos of the Q and A at St James’ Church on Thursday. I have a couple of videos but I was asked to stop filming so I missed a couple of questions but I do have a nice one of Jamie singing live if people want me to put them up somewhere? As google search did not help me find the official video they took."