According to my WordPress stats, February has been my best month since moving here, and in part that’s probably down to the last week, which… well, it’s been a hell of a week. Sword and Shield were announced, ramping up the urgency of finishing my work on generation VII, and I blended the worlds of classics and cake decorating into possibly my greatest real-world achievement ever, the acropolis cake (if you’re someone who’s been drawn in by that – hello! Neither classics nor baking is what this blog is usually about, but I hope you stay anyway!). So thanks to everyone for reading and growing Pokémaniacal’s following, and an extra special thanks to my Patreon supporters, whose donations maintain the WordPress site. If you enjoy my writing and would like more opportunities to offer opinions about this blog’s direction (more extreme baking? stranger Pokémon theories? just want a say on what order I do my reviews in?), consider setting aside a dollar a month for the cause – with enough support, I can upgrade the site to make it more interesting and easier to navigate. Onwards, my minions, and we shall cover this world in darkness like it has never known!
Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 4
okay this part was insane and took literally a whole day and is really kind of a succinct illustration of why I can never have a normal life, but here it goes
So, last time I left off with this:
Three big slabs of chocolate cake, and all these piles of gingerbread that will turn into buildings.Continue reading “Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 4”
Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 3
An update on my ongoing descent into madness: last night I made all (or at least, hopefully all; I have a fairly large lump of dough still in my fridge if it turns out I forgot something) the gingerbread I’ll need to assemble the monuments of the Acropolis.Continue reading “Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 3”
Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 2
Well, I promised updates, and here’s a short one on the first stage of this ludicrous project. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll already have some inkling of how my style of baking works – you lurch from one disaster to another until enough of them cancel each other out and produce something wondrous. But here’s the more detailed report:Continue reading “Adventures in Baking the Entire Athenian Acropolis, part 2”
Adventures in baking the entire Athenian Acropolis
Regular readers of this blog may know that, although from New Zealand, I am currently living in the United States, where I am studying for a PhD in classical archaeology. Long-time regular readers may further be aware that I have something of a penchant for baking. And, of course, even the most cursory of readers will be perfectly cognisant of the fact that I am completely insane.
Once a year, these three facets of my life come into glorious conjunction.Continue reading “Adventures in baking the entire Athenian Acropolis”