I love themed eats: or, Buffy, where it all began

Several aeons ago, Smokey the Magnificent and I (devoted sisters) used to meet like old ladies twice a week, regular as gout, to make dinner and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These assignations, though rather fun, at a certain point began to feel as if they were missing something; something subtle but vital, which would breathe life into the tame ritual and infuse it with the joie de vivre.

The solution, when it hit, was obvious; no doubt you, readers, are chomping at the bit with the self-evident words. Themed Eats.

The rules, children, for creating themed eats are as follows. The eats are to be present in some form in the film or series being watched: either directly, like the noodle ring in Elvis’s Change of Habit, or more amorphously, as a ring of challah would evoke Princess Leia’s hairstyle. Simply piping “I aim to misbehave” on a cake is sloppy and reprehensible, and hardly qualifies as a themed eat.

The Buffy themed eats began with a series of cupcakes, which I present following: first, Spike, with these rather smooth Peroxide Cupcakes.

Peroxide Cupcakes


Then Drusilla, his paramour. Red velvet cupcakes, luscious and a little loony.

Drusilla Cupcake


And for Angel: the “Mr Billowy Coat, King of Pain” cupcake. A pale cupcake infused with the mortal tang of almond. A morello cherry stands in for his inert but adorable heart.

Angel cupcake

Angel, with heart


Stay tuned for more. Themed eats forever.


(More Buffy themed eats are featured here and here.)