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For the Horde – DIY World of Warcraft Brownies

For the Horde – DIY World of Warcraft Brownies

I noes I haven’t updated my blog in a few months more than a year, but I’ve been busy working at a small, local news startup. Since one of my New Year’s resolutions was to be a more diligent blogger, I thought I would start this year off with a *whiz-bang*, non-technical post!

(I guess it’s pretty ironic that I’m posting this in January August, huh? :D)

Last December, I was invited to a Christmas Party. Not your standard-fare holiday party, mind you, but a “World of Warcraft Guild” Christmas Party. Wanting to bring something unique to the potluck, I ended up making “For The Horde Brownies”… and this is a blog detailing the experience.

›› Setup

  • Your favorite brownie mix/recipe
  • Powdered sugar
  • Print out of the For the Horde pdf
  • X-Acto knife (or scissors)

›› Baking the brownies

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no baker. While there are those that profess it as their passion, I see it purely as a means to an end. With that said, you can use <insert your favorite brownie mix here> to make the brownies or if you’re feeling exceptionally adventurous, maybe use one of these recipes. Whatever your poison, just make sure it appears edible – enough to trick your guests with; kind of like this.

Your favorite brownie mix

The magical concoction!

Pulling the wool over sheep's eyes

 

›› Preparing the Horde symbol

While baking your magical brownies, print out the enclosed Horde pdf. You’ll want to make a few copies to practice your X-Acto skills on. Of course, if your scissor-fu is amazing, feel free to wield those instead. (It took me two tries with the X-Acto to get it just right). After you’ve finished removing the Horde symbol, it should resemble the following:

Horde symbol

Horde symbol cutout

 

›› For the Horde!

After you have a cut out of the Horde symbol, you can use the powdered sugar to apply the symbol to your brownies. If you mess up, like I did, fret not.

Pro-tip: if the powdered sugar goes awol, use some water to dissolve the sugar and clean up the edges.

Practice Run

Applying the symbol

 

Your final product should end up looking something like the following:

For the Horde

 

Voila!

›› Credits

As usual, I must give props where props are due.

People I owe a soul to

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  2. Brownies aren’t exactly the best food to eat while raiding, but they certainly do provide enough energy. You just need to remember to keep a bowl of water and a cloth nearby so that you can avoid a sticky keyboard. :) BTW, I really dug the image you post via twitpic: http://twitpic.com/2o8t9f It really cracked me up. :D

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