Alice in Wonderland Collection

If you didn’t already know I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. I thought it was about time to share my collection. I hope at some point to take better pictures and I am sure I missed some of my Alice themed items. Like I know I forgot my mug, my water tumbler (its at work)  and my jewlery. I will be update pictures as my collection grows. 

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Alice’s Adventures Falling Down The Book Hole | Book Tag

This book tag is being hosted by Two Book Minimum for my Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge! I tried to pick my favorites or ones I recently read and really enjoyed that fit the category.

Alice in Wonderland:  A book that makes you think of your childhood.

♥ Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Caucus Race: A book with a race or competition you enjoyed.  

For some reason I can only think of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Through the Looking Glass: An Alice in Wonderland Retelling you have read or your favorite Alice retelling.

♥ Splintered by A.G Howard

Knave of Hearts:  A book about thieves

♥ The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

White Rabbit:  A popular book you are late to the party for

♥ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum: Your favorite sequel

♥ Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Pool of Tears: A book that makes you cry

♥ Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Caterpillar: A book in which the character reminds you of yourself

♥ Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Mad Hatter:  A book with a love story 

♥ Volition by Lily Paradis

March Hare: A book dealing with a mental illness

♥ Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Dormouse:  An underrated/under-hyped book

♥ Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

The Queen’s Tarts: A book where something gets stolen/misplaced

♥ The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (I am saying it counts)

“Eat Me” Cakes:  A book with a magical element

♥ Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Flowers of Wonderland:  A book that involves music

♥ This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Queen of Hearts:  A book with a villain 

♥ Final Girls by Riley Sager (A serial killer is a villian right?)

The Bandersnatch:  A book with a mystical creature

♥ Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

Down The Rabbit Hole: A book someone else recommended to you

♥ Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Walrus & the Carpenter: A collection of essays, short stories or poems

♥ Scandalous Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

The Jabberwocky: A book with a battle/fight scene

♥ Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

The Playing Cards: A book with a group of characters

♥ The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Tea Party: A book based in England/UK

♥ Soulless by Gail Carriger

The Cheshire Cat:  A mystery book 

♥ Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Queen of Hearts Castle: A book set in a castle

♥ Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Dinah: A book that focuses on friendship

♥ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

 

I tag everyone!

Alice Inspired DIY| “Eat Me” Cake Shake

I thought it would be fun to do a DIY Post for a challenge with my Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge. I set out to make Eat Me cakes, but with crazy busy life and little time they did not turn out very well at all. I decided to turn my failure into success and from that came the “Eat Me” Cake Shake and let me tell you it was absolutely delicious. So since this is a challenge that can earn point towards the read-a-thon I will give some instructions. The challenge is to create an Alice Inspired DIY project. It can be anything of your choice. Post about it with the pictures and instructions! Extra points for those who attempt the Eat Me Cakes!

Ingredients for Eat Me Cakes:

Cake:
♣ Cake Mix of you choice
♣ 3 Egg Whites
♣ Vegetable Oil
♣ Frosting (try to stick with white)

Mirror Glaze:
♣ 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
♣ 1 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
♣ 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
♣ 3 Packets Unflavored Gelatin
♣ 3-4 Shades of Food Coloring
♣ 2 1/2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
♣ Edible Writing Gel

Directions:

1.) Mix together ingredients for the cake batter

2.) Spread batter into a greased 9×13 pan

3.) Bake cake in accordance to the directions on the box

4.) Pull finished golden brown cake out of the oven and let cool until completely set 

5.) Cut the cake in half (as pictured below)

6.) Then cut into small squares

7.) Start to frost the crumb coat on the two layers of the squares

8.) Start the mirror glaze by stirring the gelation, 1/2 cup lukewarm water in a small bowl and let it sit

9.) Add sugar, condensed milk, vanilla and 3/4 cups water in a saucepan on medium heat

10.) Stir until it begins to bubble and then add the gelatin mixture in and stir until dissolved

11.) Remove from heat and add white chocolate chips until melted .

12.) Divide among a few different bowls and add desired food color. Then let cool 10-12 mins.

13.) Mix colors in together by adding one coloring into the other making a pattern

14.) Set frosted cakes on a surface that catches drips. Pour glaze over cakes. Let drip for 10 mins. 

15.) Once glaze is set, take edible writing gel and write on the cake

Hopefully yours turns out better than mine, but if not then there is a yummy solution! 

 

♥ Ingredients for “Eat Me” Cake Shake 


♣ 1 Cup Cake from Eat Me Cake Failure
♣ 1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
♣ Frosting
♣ Rainbow Sprinkles
♣ 3/4 Cup Milk/ Almond Milk
♣ Whip Cream

Directions:

♦ Smash up cakes and frosting and mix up in a bowl

♦ Add milk, ice cream, cake, extra frosting and some sprinkles into the blender (may have to add more ingredients to taste)

♦ Take extra frosting and spread on the rim of the cup and then roll in rainbow sprinkles

♦ Pour blended mix into the cup, being careful not to spill over the frosting

♦ Add whip cream to the top and pieces of cake scraps and ENJOY! 

Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge | TBR

 

The time has come my little friends to talk of many things, of books, and blogs and readathons, of blogiversaries!

With my 5 year blogiversary quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to host a Read-A-Thon. With my obsession with Alice in Wonderland I thought it would only be appropriate to make it an Alice in Wonderland themed read-a-thon. I reached out to some other book bloggers to help me with this because I love getting others inputs and sharing the love. 

 

WHAT IS THE DOWN THE READ-A-THON HOLE CHALLENGE  ?

The  Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge runs from Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, February 15. During this read-a-thon you will select books to complete a bingo card, with each box earning you points as well as a bingo. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges using a blog/twitter/instagram.

 

Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge TBR 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll [Alice in Wonderland]

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor [Through the Looking Glass]

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan [Knave of Hearts (because it has thief in the title I am counting it!)]

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs [Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum]

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green [March Hare]

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Dinah]

 Are you planning on participating? What are you going to read?