Vendetta in a Basket

By Engi, 05 November 2018 Remember, remember, the fifth of November… that we’re having breakfast. If you’re familiar with the movie V for Vendetta, you are mostly likely familiar with “The Fifth of November” poem recited by V in the movie.  When not planning the downfall of Chancellor Adam Sutler and the Norsefire Party, V…

Mink the Satyr’s Take on Tohru!

Photography by A Peace of Light What is a “Tohru” and why did you cosplay her? Tohru is from an anime called Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.  I first caught wind of it in 2017 when I noticed all the folks at conventions were wearing maid outfits with giant tails.  I didn’t think too much of…

Omurice? Omunice!

By Engi, 10 October 2018 Tohru of Miss Kobayahi’s Dragon Maid is an excellent maid and companion to Miss Kobayashi. One of the first meals she makes for Kobayashi, other than her own tail (long story, but she can grow her tail back) is omurice. Omurice is quite literally a rice omellete. This savory dish is…

Keeping Creative with Alison Jeffrey

Alison Jeffrey of AlisonGames fame has created a video detailing the ways she keeps inspired and creative in her work as a cosplayer. Having worked on over a dozen cosplays, her insight on the process helps neophyte cosplayers find their stride. Alison Jeffery is a New Jersey based cosplayer and internet personality. You can find…

Making with Mink: Resin Casting

Many of our Valkyries of Bunhalla have creative talents. Mink the Satyr, maker of great cosplays, has descended from the halls of Bunhalla to share with us all at Sticky Bunton a tutorial on resin casting horns for one of her gijinka costumes. Mink the Satyr is a Boston-based cosplayer, specializing in gijinka costumes. You…

Sweetrolls a la Fallout

By Engi, 06 February 2016 Sure sure, sweetrolls are just an inside joke for Bethesda Softworks, but hey, who says an easter egg can’t be the subject of Smorgasdork’s kitchen? No one, that’s who. That being said, we have a couple of options for crafting the delectable dessert. Which of Bethesda’s sweetrolls are we going…

Toriel’s Cinnamon-Butterscotch Pie

By Engi, 23 January 2016 Hello all you bakers and cooks to be! How have you all been? It’s been awhile since my last post. I took a sort of extended holiday break. Too many things to do, and got really busy, but now I’m back with some plans and a brand new list of…

Braum’s Beer Pretzels (Braumetzels)

By Engi, 13 December 2015 Last week I was at the Sangawa Project in Pittsburgh, PA with our Sticky Bunton affiliates meeting new people, hanging out at panels, and, most importantly, spreading the goodness of freshly baked goods. Several days before the convention I decided that I was going to, you guessed it, make another…

Blue Sky

By Engi, 28 November 2015 This particular post is one that I’ve been wanting to do since I started Smorgasdork. I was a huge fan of Breaking Bad, binging the entire show a week before the finale. The story of a family man turned drug kingpin was a fascinating story of change. We often see…