The Art of Darkness

It’s a Major Award. I Won It!

October 22nd, 2007 by Cobwebs

Major AwardMemarielane has presented me with an award (below) for knowing a lot about crotches.

That seems uncannily accurate to me.

Since we’re on the subject of brownies–and we are, if you squint–here’s a way to spook up your favorite brownie recipe*:

Brownie Point Award

  1. Bake brownies in a round pan, such as a layer cake pan or a foil-lined pizza pan.

  2. When cool, frost with white frosting. A cream cheese frosting like this one is nice.

  3. Use a tube of brown cake-decorating icing to draw a spiral design, starting from the center and working outward. Keep the lines an inch or so apart.

  4. Starting from the center, drag a toothpick or a butterknife in a straight line out to the edge. Do this at regular intervals around the circle, creating the “struts” of the spiderweb.

  5. Perch a black gumdrop in the web and give it legs with black licorice whips. Or use red for both, if you want a more festive spider and/or hate licorice with all of your icy black heart (which is certainly the case with me).

  6. Snarf down in one sitting. (This step is optional.)

*C’mon, no cheating and using a boxed mix. Brownies are absurdly easy to make. Even easier than cookies, because you don’t have to do anything with little wads of dough. By the time you opened a box and followed the directions you could make some from scratch, and they would be, at conservative estimate, ten zillion times tastier. Here’s a recipe to get you started.

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  1. Marie Says:

    I saw a labyrinthine brownie pan for sale, designed to make every piece an “edge.” Genius!

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