Offbeat Homies Weekend Challenge: nerdy cupcakes or unicorn heads!?

By on May 24th

We're heading into a three-day holiday weekend here in the States, and I figured that after the success of Megan's hilarious cooking challenge, it would be fun to try a little READER challenge, wherein we challenge Homies to take on a DIY project of our choosing, and then we can all compare results.

How to accept the Offbeat Homies Weekend Challenge:

  1. Pick from one of our two DIY projects
  2. Complete the project this weekend (meaning by the end of the day on Monday May 28, since it's a holiday)
  3. Submit your photos to us via Flickr or email.

So, what are you doing this weekend: Cupcakes or a unicorn head?

HOMIE CHALLENGE OPTION #1: Make nerdy cupcakes with sanding sugar.

Let's make some dragon cupcakes!

Other ways to shake it

Ok, so Liz just told you how to make rainbow sanding sugar just this morning. For this weekend's challenge, I'd love to see how Homies can apply that sanding sugar to some super nerdy cupcakes. TARDIS blue? Jar Jar Pinx? Captain Hammer Cakes? WE WANT TO SEE. You can make the cupcakes from a mix, but we want to see your rainbow sugar on top in your nerdiest stylings.

HOMIE CHALLENGE OPTION #2: Make a paper maché unicorn head

Source: lilblueboo.com via Ariel on Pinterest


Follow Lil Blue Boo's tutorial on how to make this sweet-ass unicorn head for your wall. It doesn't have to be a unicorn, even. We just want to see you make some paper mache taxidermy.


Remember, it's not about how AWESOME your project turns out. Think of poor Megan and her cooking challenge: the best videos she made were the ones where she was fucking struggling. At the Offbeat Empire, your DIY disasters aren't failures — they're entertainment! We love vomit-ball cake pops! There's a whole category on Offbeat Mama for Stephanie's ugly DIY. The joy is in trying and sharing, not in making something pretty and perfect that you can sell on Etsy. (Although sure: that'd be a nice result too.)

So let's do this:

  1. Pick from one of our two DIY projects (and post a comment here!)
  2. Complete the project this weekend (meaning by the end of the day on Monday May 28, since it's a holiday)
  3. Submit your photos to us via Flickr or email by Tuesday May 29th.

So which are you: Team Cupcake or Team Unicorn?!