Unless you're a certified pastry chef working at a restaurant or bakery, you probably don't have a professional cake stand which lets you frost a cake easily without getting any extraneous icing on the plate.
Are you hosting a big gettogether for Halloween? Sure, you'll probably deck your house out in spooky, haunted decor that will frighten guests in the most exciting way possible, but what about your food? While it's easy to drive over to Ralph's and pick up a plate of ghost-shaped sugar cookies and a slew of 2 liter sodas, there are much more interesting things you can do with your food to get them Halloween ready.
It's pretty odd that summer's hottest braided hairstyles are modeled after fish tails, given that fish don't possess much hair of their own. Either way, the fishtail braid/plait is a sexy look for everyone, especially adult women who want to wear braids without looking like Pippi Longstocking.
It seems that cupcakes are the designer foodstuff of choice these days. They're really not all that different from cakes (they're made from the same dough, after all), but their miniature size makes them individually portioned for convenience and also a great base for adorable decor.
Cooking eggs is one of the simplest and most basic kitchen skills you can possess. But what works for one egg may not work for another. In fact, different types of eggs sometimes require different preparation methods.
For all those who have always wanted to sketch a dragon, here is one video which will give you step by step instructions on how to draw one. Dragons are creatures who breathe fire through their noses. The video is a quick watch and learn tutorial and anybody with a desire to possess a dragon sketch can master it in minutes. Use the sketch in comic book illustrations, animate it, or use it as a design on your favorite t-shirt.
The word 'haben' is a very common German word, which means, 'to have' or 'to possess.' Depending on the structure of the sentence in which it is used, the verb changes its spelling in one of several ways. This video explains how to conjugate 'haben' in the present tense, and gives you several vocabulary words to study.
Sunflowers possess bright, cheery yellow petals, robust center filled with yummy treats, and long stems that form a maze when many are planted together. They remind us of hot summer days and the lightheartedness of the season.
These are the pianos of concert halls, of greats like Mozart and Beethoven, and of piano masterpieces that still set the standard for good music production. Grand pianos are large and a bit ostentatious, yes, but they create a deep, resonant sound that tugs on your heart strings.
It's quite unfortunate, but most of us don't possess a french fry press at home (you know, the big clamping machine with square cut shapes on the bottom to produce perfectly cut french fries at fast food joints).
Other than a perfectly crispy, flaky crust, a top-notch pastry should possess a most wonderous filling. The best pastry chefs know this, and the more types of fillings you offer, the more customers you satisfy.
If only we could fade bad memories of bad exes as easily as we could fade photos. But we digress. If you have a special photo memory you'd like to visually enhance and preserve for posterity, then one of the best tricks you can do is to fade the photo edges using Photoshop.
Handstands are hard to do in general, whether you're a yoga veteran or a little tyke trying to impress his friends in P.E. Yoga junkies, however, possess a much butter control of the muscles that hold a handstand in place, including the core and arms.
Bobs, both long (affectionately termed blobs) and short, are the hottest hair trend in Hollywood right now. A-listers like Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham, who love the liberated, "modern girl" effect a bob tends to give off, have made the haircut high in demand at major salons.
Old t-shirts really don't get the loving they deserve. Most of us would either toss or donate our old clothes, thinking there's really no use for them other than the obvious clothing purpose.
Are you planning to throw a big party soon and really want to surprise your guests with an unexpected and unusual food? Then this chicken kofta curry is just the thing for topping rice or couscous. Kofta just means a Middle Eastern or South Asian meatball, usually made from beef or lamb (though obviously the meat is chicken in this recipe).
In this tutorial, Peter Murphy tells us how to overcome shyness. The first step to do this is to build an unstoppable self-confidence in ourselves. The second skill is to develop excellent communication skills. This isn't just being good at talking to other people, it's by learning to improve each and every day. If you put attention on becoming more confident, each day you will find that shyness becomes less of an issue for you. If you practice being more outgoing and meeting new people in di...
This is a detailed description and demonstration on how to make a Molotov cocktail. Molotov cocktail, mockingly named after Vyacheslav Molotov, is the generic name for a variety of improvised incendiary weapons, also known as the petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, or Molotov bomb. Simple to make, they are frequently used by rioters.
The ability to tune a guitar is a skill every guitar player should possess. With this tutorial, learn how to properly tune a guitar either using a digital tuner or by using the fifth fret rule. Though a digital tuner is by far a more convenient option, certain situations my require the player to tune an instrument by ear. Start by tuning the low E string and use that sound as a reference for the tuning of the other strings. If a tuning fork is unavailable, a guitar can still be tuned relative...
Pennies may only be worth $0.01, but if you want a coin with everyone's favorite donut-eating dad on it, you're going to need to shell out a little bit more.
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The first alarm clock in recorded history can be traced back to ancient Greek philosopher Plato, known for laying the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato was said to possess a very large water clock with an alarm signal similar to that of a water organ.
A Hackers Advice & Tip: Choosing Your Path. Knowing Where to Learn & How to Learn It **Newbies Please Read**
This article is to all the newbies on here wanting to become a hacker. Since I have seen many newbie questions on here, I need to address this.
Many home chefs are deterred from whisk-intensive recipes such as mayonnaise because they seem to require more than two hands—which is obviously the maximum number we possess. One hand is required to stabilize the bowl, another must be whisking constantly... and a third hand is needed to pour a steady stream of oil.
Are you a follower or a leader? No matter how you respond, we all know that leader is a more desirable position to hold. Great leaders typically share a few qualities—confidence, intelligence, and strength, to name a few—but one of the most intriguing is their appearance. With the right facial structure, and some well-rehearsed expressions, you can trick others into thinking you're leader material.
Yesterday, I wanted to remove BackTrack from my system and install Kali, and at the same time didn't want to damage my Windows 7 or my hard drive. I searched a lot of articles, but almost all of them wanted me to have a backup Windows 7 CD, which I don't possess.
Using extreme time-lapse microscopy, scientists watched a virus take over a bacteria to create a cell that looked and functioned more like a plant or animal cell. True story.
Everyone has the same five spirits in their bar: vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila, and gin. They're all great, but every so often the mood strikes to try a cocktail with a little something different. We'd like you to meet three spirits from South America that would make a welcome addition to your next cocktail party.
The Dark Knight Rises. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Avengers. Halloween is a few weeks away and all we're going to see are these same ol' superhero costumes. It's like that every year, due to the immense popularity of comic book films by DC and Marvel.
News: Sexually Confused Fish Are the Canary in the Coal Mine of Water Pollution—But Bacteria Could Come to the Rescue
Exposed to hormones, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals, the beautiful wild fish in Canada's Grand River have taken on some pretty odd characteristics—they're turning into females. A long-term study suggests using bacteria to manage polluted water could turn the tide for feminized fish.
There are all kinds of theories—many supported by science—about what causes Alzheimer's disease. Tangles of protein called ß-amyloid (pronounced beta amyloid) plaques are prominently on the list of possible causes or, at least, contributors. An emerging theory of the disease suggests that those plaques aren't the problem, but are actually our brains' defenders. They show up to help fight an infection, and decades later, they become the problem.
Greetings aspiring hackers. I have observed an increasing number of questions, both here on Null-Byte and on other forums, regarding the decision of which USB wireless network adapter to pick from when performing Wi-Fi hacks. So in today's guide I will be tackling this dilemma. First I will explain the ideal requirements, then I will cover chipsets, and lastly I will talk about examples of wireless cards and my personal recommendations. Without further ado, let's cut to the chase.
How To: Here's How You Can Make a Real Difference in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown & Eric Garner Grand Jury Decisions
In the aftermath of the unindicted police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we've been told that the system worked as intended. When our legal system's outcome is at conflict with what a majority of Americans believe is just, it's clear that some changes are needed. But what specifically needs to change? And what can an average citizen with a moral and just cause do to prevent these kinds of tragedies from repeating themselves again and again?
Cake decorating is just another way for an artist to represent the kind of talent and vision they possess. A cake is not just a beautiful, sweet little snack, but a canvas in which an artist can be as creative as they can with using edible tools. This video tutorial shows you how to make a buttercream orchid cake that is sure to wow everybody. Enjoy!
Carved wood figures always present an aura of mystery. From the fearsome tribal masks of Africa to the towering totems of British Columbia, indigenous peoples have long created wooden guardians to channel their spirits and protect their peoples. Puppets can even move like us, mock us, or in the case of Pinocchio, come alive. Be careful wood carvers, for in your hands you possess the power of the gods, the power to create, the power to give life, and hopefully the power to make a cool sculptur...
Fire. It’s everywhere— always has been. From the Ordovician Period where the first fossil record of fire appears to the present day everyday uses of the Holocene. Today, we abundantly create flames (intentionally or unintentionally) in power plants, extractive metallurgy, incendiary bombs, combustion engines, controlled burns, wildfires, fireplaces, campfires, grills, candles, gas stoves and ovens, matches, cigarettes, and the list goes on... Yet with our societies' prodigal use of fire, t...
This how-to is aimed at the uncynical, bright-eyed outsider who wants to become a television producer…the talented person who believes he or she has the ‘it’ to crack Hollywood. The ‘Sammy’ who just arrived in 90210.
When I think of nuclear power plants, clean, safe, efficient energy isn't usually the first thing to come to mind. Firstly, I think of Chernobyl, where the world's most devastating nuclear power plant disaster happened in the Ukraine. Deadly explosions released radioactive plumes that swept over Europe and ravaged a whole city unusable.
Learn the Basics of Shooting in "Manual" Mode on your DSLR In this first installment of Photography Basics, we will be exploring and explaining the basics of shooting with a DSLR in various shooting modes. This first webisode is intended to familiarize the user with the basic understanding and functions of ISO, Aperture and Shutter in order to produce more professional looking images.
Waves are like clouds. Perpetually calming, they possess a serene beauty that never grows old. It's no wonder humans capture the planet's daily natural wonders over and over again. Armed with a camera, they just can't resist the classic postcard shot: Sunrise. Sunset. Clouds. Mountains. Beaches. Waves.