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1  COOKING / Dessert / Boxed Cake Help! on: July 25, 2013 09:54:27 PM
Hello everyone.

I am trying to make a birthday cake for someone and the recipe called for a white cake mix.  I accidentally picked up a white angelfood cake mix.  I don't have an angelfood cake pan, and the cake was supposed to be a layer cake with a buttercream frosting. 

Would I be able to use the angelfood cake mix as it is?  Is there anything I should add to the mix that would make it sturdier or closer to the regular ol' cake that I am going for?

Any tips or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated as I won't be able to go out and get another mix!
2  COOKING / Dessert / Madeleine Help on: January 06, 2012 07:19:59 PM
Hey guys, I tired making Madeleines for the first time tonight.  The recipe that i followed had pretty high reviews, and the plain madeleines came out fine.  The second batch that I did, I tried the chocolate variation.  They tasted fine when they came out, but the batter was A LOT thicker than the plain one had been, thick enough that it didn't spread into the pans.  I baked them anyway and they tasted fine...they just didn't look as polished as the others, and they puffed up more. 

The recipe is here:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-butter-cakes-madeleines/

If someone could look at this, and help me figure out what went wrong, I would really appreciate it.  My theory is that it came from "Substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 2 tablespoons of the flour"...like, too much dry, not enough wet?

Anyway, thanks for the help!

-thefireninja
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Kairi (KH2) costume on: June 17, 2011 01:48:43 PM
So i want to make Kairi's pink dress outfit from Kingdom Hearts 2...but i've come across a small problem.  The dress is so simple, but i can't find a really good pattern for it.

this is an example of her dress (i'd rather not buy it though)

http://www.cosplaytree.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=1_34&products_id=17

i had been planning on making a pink dress in a light fabric that i would wear over a white cami or something, and i would make a black hood like in the picture.

i found a pattern on burda for a halter dress that kinda has the right neckline (except the V isn't deep enough), but doesn't go up to my size (their pattern goes to 44, and by their scale, i am a 48)

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/062011-halter-dress

So my question is this:  should i try to resize the burda pattern or does someone have another pattern suggestion?  If i should use the Burda, it is important to note that this would be my first time resizing a pattern, and i don't know how to do that.  

Thank you for your help!

-thefireninja
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / pikachu on: November 20, 2009 05:29:39 PM
i have been looking for a pikachu stuffie/stuffie bag pattern for a while.
i came across this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12422252
but it is sold out here and i can't find it anywhere else.
does anyone know either where i can find this pattern, or a pattern similar to this?
thanks!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / fancy dancy fabric on: May 23, 2009 01:34:45 PM
ok, so my grandma gave me a whole bunch of vintage brocade that her brother brought back from either japan or korea when he was in the war.  i think that its about 50 years old or something...i'm not entirely sure.  anyway, its green with like, pagodas and trees and stuff on it.  i want to use it for something really special, not just another bag or something i'll never use. 
i think that it is silk, and i know that its not very wide but as my measuring tape ran away, i don't know the exact width.  its also pretty long.  maybe 12 feet long (4 yards). 

if anyone has pattern or project suggestions, please let me know. 
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / new machine on: May 23, 2009 01:25:28 PM
i am in desparate need of a new sewing machine...the one i have is really old, the bobbin winder is stuck, and my mom can't find half of the different presser feet.

i'd say that i'm between a beginner and an intermediate sewer, so i would like a machine with a decent selection of stitches

if anyone knows of a good machine that is not too expensive, but does a good job/is easy to use please let me know! Grin
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / ragdoll hair on: April 03, 2009 07:12:05 PM
i'm making a ragdoll for one of my friends, and i have it all complete, clothes and everything...except the hair.  i don't want it in a updo, so i'm not sure how to attach the hair. 
i really like
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299358.0
but i'm not really sure how it goes together...
if anyone has some tutorials/tips/instructions that they have used and could tell me, i'd be super happy!

thanks!

-thefireninja
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / gloves and arm warmers !!! on: February 09, 2009 01:46:53 PM
i was thinking a cool swap would be an arm warmer/ glove swap.  a lot of people have become quite good at this project, from crochet to knitting to sewing.  this would be a good swap for newbies to swapping (such as me), as the only decision to be worked out with partner is what type/length of glove/arm warmer to make.  for example, crochet short vs the ever so fancy sewn elbow length.  partners would be based off of what a person is interested in and what people are capable of making.
i haven't swapped before, so someone else would need to be in charge, but i really think this would be a good swap for teens and first time swappers!  Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / fruits basket cosplay on: February 07, 2009 04:13:26 PM
i want to make the suicide squad jacket that Arisa Uotani wears to Torhu's mother's grave.  i like the jacket, but i don't really know what pattern to use to make it.  it is a fairly long jacket, but i couldn't find a good shot online.  if anyone either knows what i am talking about or knows a good pattern to use, please tell me!

http://community.nbtsc.org/~mayanbutterfly/fruits2/kyoko3.jpg
this is the best pic i could find of the jacket...it doesn't really show a lot...but you kinda get the idea...
i am making it black instead of red, because it doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would be red...

p.s. i think i can do the screen printing 'cuz i have been taking both chinese and japanese, so that is not a problem

THANKS!
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / fragrance oil help on: February 07, 2009 03:55:59 PM
i was wondering, how much fragrance oil can you use in m&p soap?  i'm kinda new at this and don't want to horribly mess anything up...i got the basics of melting...and pouring...but i don't really know how to fragrance. i just got some nice fragrance and don't want to mess anything up or make the soap un-usable.  any tips?  thanks!
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