Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Making Black Ice Cream!

Hi! Obviously I had to try making this. I love ice cream (probably too much) and the colour black, so.
Having been unable to obtain black ice cream from anywhere, I had to try making it myself. Being a profoundly terrible cook/baker/everything, I used the easiest recipe I could find.

Watch me:


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Black gel food dye
  • Monin caramel flavour syrup
I whipped the cream until it was stiff with a stick mixer, but an electric beater would have been better. Then I poured the condensed milk onto it, the pinch of sea salt, and flavour syrup to taste. I folded it together carefully, before adding (what turned out to be) a generous amount of black gel food dye.

I found that whipping the mixture, instead of stirring, helped the colour to combine with the other ingredients better. After 24 hours this should have definitely been frozen, but thanks to my freezer being as asshole, the big reveal of my creation was a fail. The taste was alright, although it mostly tasted of condensed milk. 

In future, I would use a stronger flavouring agent, and perhaps activated charcoal in addition to food colouring to create a darker colour. I would also make sure the freezer door was closed properly! Bah!

'Til next time, thanks for visiting! Would you try black ice cream?

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

DIY Blackaroni and Cheese!

The internet lost its shit over black ice-cream, and continues to do so as this weird black food trend marches on. Personally I am in favour of it, and decided to give it a go! I saw that YouTube channel Threadbanger made black macaroni and cheese, but it looked so hard, since they made the pasta from scratch.

I figured I could make an easier, and even cooler version, that even a non-skilled kitchen derp like me could achieve. My ingredients were...

I didn't actually measure anything, as usual. I measure ingredients in amounts of "that looks about ok". This made enough for two good sized servings. I boiled the pasta in hot water for 8 minutes, then drained it. I mixed the ingredients for the cheese-sauce in a separate pot, then when it appeared cheese–sauce-like enough, I added a small dollop of black gel food dye from Wilton.

This dye was amazing, it was such a deep colour, but it didn't stain the tongue, lips, or mouth. It is also flavourless. The amount needed was very small, roughly 1/3 teaspoon. I got mine here from German Amazon, but it is also available at the USA Amazon. It combined with the cheese easily. Would you ever try Blackaroni and Cheese? Here's the video of me making it, enjoy!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Exquisite Demon OOTD

I took some photos for Dark in Closet, an online gothic fashion store that I instantly died when I saw. There I found a dress I had seen around and wanted for ages, even though it was something unlike I had worn before. It's from my favourite brand Punk Rave, so I knew it would be beautiful, and even prettier in real life than photos. I thought the whole outfit for my little photo session was so cool, that I wanted to make an OOTD video of it. Here's the video, list of everything I'm wearing below!

Watch me:

I'm Wearing:

Here are the photos I took for Dark in Closet...

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon! x

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Goth Dictionary

I wanted to gather a list of terminology used within the global Goth scene, because why not.  Please leave a comment here (or on YouTube) if you have anything to add! Here is the video first of all. In this video I'm wearing a bat necklace from Dystunctional Doll's eBay store, inverted pentagram earrings by Curiology, red contact lenses from Pinky Paradise, and my bolero and belt both came from Queen of Darkness

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The opposite of a suntan. The paleness achieved by never going into the sun.

Gossip specifically spread within and about the black scene. 

The Scene or The Black Scene
The global social scene or people actively involved in our splendid and outré subculture.

An action or statement that is nihilistic and causes a reaction of, “Oooo”.

Something markedly cool and pleasingly creepy. ie: “Oooo, drac”.

Someone over the age of around 35 or who has been in the scene since the 80s. 
Usually given great respect.

Someone new to the scene who is still finding their way around. Also "Kindergoth" or "noob".

Something deathly and dark yet undeniably cool. ie: “we cooked a necro-dinner, 
everything on the plate was black”.

Noun. Regular people that do not fall into any alternative subculture. ie: “he was 
hanging with a bunch of Normals.”

Usually a cluster of teenagers looking spooky in a mall or other public place to 
attract attention. 

Another name for a Goth in general.

Also called “fancy”, someone with striking, over-the-top, gothic style with no detail forgotten.

Used to describe music, meaning good, because that’s how we like it. ie: “Hollow Hills is nice and bleak”.

Depression or Mope
Cumulative noun, a large group of Goths. ie: “there’s a heavy depression coming in” or “a whole mope entered the bar at once".

Goths who have a taste for traditional style and artists, typical markings include teased hair, angular eyeliner, 80s inspired fashion, and pike shoes. 

Too punk for Goth, too Goth for punk. Fans of Deathrock music, typical markings include deathhawks, studded jackets, and torn stockings worn as any garment.

Fans of dark wave, cold wave, and other wave music, much crossover with Trads as far as taste and style goes.

Someone who dresses up for attention and often talks about how dark and mysterious they are, doesn’t actually know anything about the subculture.

Someone who dresses up in a “goth-costume” and hangs out in the scene, but isn’t actually a goth themselves.

Someone who only dresses Goth on the weekends for parties on events, but has a normal lifestyle throughout the week. This is often forced upon people who work in a corporate environment or similar.

Someone categorised as a hardcore Marilyn Manson fan or imitator.


Someone going through an obvious rebellious or fashion phase who will some day grow out of it.

Cybergoth or Graver
Fans of electronic “doof doof” music, often sporting UV reactive tube hair, fluffy leg warmers, and stylised gas masks.

Goth Moth
A normal person who hangs out with groups of Goths. Like a moth flying around and around a flame.

Also called “Perky Goth”, one who is generally cheerful, energetic, and may wear accents of pink or other colours. Probably has pink hair.

When someone tries dressing up to look very dark and fancy, but crosses the line into looking comical.

Someone obviously trying way too hard to appear gothic, often marked by melodramatic poetry or behaviour. The doomcookie does not know that he or she is one. Also called a “TryHard”.

A club in London considered a birthplace of the scene, where many classic, cornerstone bands peformed. Also the term used to categorise the sort of music played there. ie: “tonight’s gig is 80s, Dark Wave, Batcave, and Electro.”

Fans of Batcave bands who conform to the traditional style. 

Gothic Two-Step
The classic dancemove involving staring at the ground looking forelorn and stepping from side to side.

Someone who only takes part in the scene some of the time, and otherwise appears normal. 

An asshole who thinks they’re better than everyone else for no reason. Judges others openly, and often quizzes others on their knowledge of classic bands or obscurities. Elitists usually are not part of the scene for long. 
Which bring us to…

Gother Than Thou
The patronising attitude of looking down on others as not being “goth-enough”.

Goth Card
A fictional club-membership card used as a joke. ie: “you’re listening to Taylor Swift? That’s it, hand in your Goth Card, you’re out”.

An unattainably high level of gothness. One must eat only black food in measures of 666 grams, bleed black, piss black, and probably be dead.

Goth Points
Something that doesn’t exist, used humourously ie: Carl McCoy asked for a photo with me, goth points off the charts right now!”

Someone who has figuratively “handed in their goth card” and has taken on a normal lifestyle and fashion sense. 

Goth in a Box
Someone who has undergone an overnight transformation by buying all their clothes and accessories from a mainstream alternative store like Hot Topic. Instant fashion from a box, without any originally or personality woven in.

Someone who is obviously a Goth but furiously denies it, ie: “I may be driving a hearse in a black frockcoat while smoking a clove and worshipping Peter Murphy’s cheekbones, but I’m not a Goth.”

No one likes dropping the G-Bomb all the time, a less embarrassing way of saying "gothic". 
Also "goffix" or "goffs".

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Chinese Dinner Date + OOTD

Now that I've decided to make more regular vlogs, here's what I got up to last weekend. In my little Outfit of the Day segment, I was wearing...

Here's our dinner date video...

The music you can hear at the start and end is My Guest by Paralysed Age, one of my favourite bands! Thanks for joining me, see you again soon! x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Goth Ice Cream

Those of us who don black, outré outfits every day, will already understand the struggles of surviving Summer. However, Nick Morgenstern of Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream shop has made it possible to get more enjoyment out of Summer while still committing to a spooky lifestyle.

One can now enjoy solid black ice-cream, the trendy treat that's overtaking rainbow bagels and lattes on the coolness scale everywhere. The ice-cream contains no food dyes, nor is it coloured with squid ink or sesame as many other black foods are.

A photo posted by Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream (@morgensternsnyc) on

The unusual ingredient is coconut ash. Morgenstern told Mic that "it's simply the charred and processed remains of a coconut shell", and combined with coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut flakes, the result is a rich coconut flavoured ice-cream with a jet-black colour.

One ought to be warned however, the ice-cream will temporarily stain one's lips and mouth black. Which is fine (and even convenient) for those of us who prefer a dark lip. Coconut ash is a form of activated charcoal, and while it is widely believed to hold detoxifying properties, others have doubts over its effect on the body. So perhaps this inky treat is best enjoyed in moderation.

Morgenstern's shop also sells other unconventional flavours such as Banana Curry, Cardamom, and Egg. The store is located in New York, but the popularity of the black ice-cream is seeing similar products pop up elsewhere in the world.

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