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Fannish Cooking is anything edible made with a fannish theme, be it cake or biscuits or sushi. Cakes with fannish toppings or shapes are perhaps the most common expression, but there is almost no limit to fannish creativity.
Animexx has its own category for fannish cooking as a subcategory of fanart. deviantART similarly has a category for culinary arts nested under artisan crafts, which includes a subcategory for carved Halloween pumpkins. Commonly featured are cut cookies, iced cupcakes, sculpted fondant, bento art, and many birthday or wedding cakes. Some artists post photos of the finished product, while others include process photos with or without instructions for replication.
The popular blog Cake Wrecks not only regularly features cakes with fannish themes (add example), but also inspires fans to copy the featured wrecks and sometimes combine them in hilarious ways. (add examples)
One fan described the cake she made to celebrate K/S Day: "Made an 18 inch sheet cake. Figured that'd be long enough. Frosted it with light gold frosting. Decorated it with long, thick swirly penises; one pink with one ridge about 13 inches, another about 15 inches, light green with two ridges. Was thinking Gayle F here. Shaped some plump frosting balls to match, slapped them on at bases of penises, figured that would do as I am a frosting maniac. 
Cakes with fannish themes are sometimes sometimes made for conventions:
Cake for BayCon 2009's dead dog party
Cake for the Weekend in Sherwood con
Cakes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of vidding, at Vividcon 2005
cake at KiScon 2011
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Fannish Recipes and Cookbooks
- See Cookbooks
- Plomeek Soup recipes used to abound in zine days.
- In March 2011, inspired by an episode of the Pesterchum Radio, fans started to create and collect Homestuck-inspired recipes on the forum. An Eat Mesa Tumblr was created, and in December 2011 a .pdf version of all the recipes collected so far, the The Eat Mesa - An MSPA Fan Cookbook was made available.
In 2009, as part of their fifth anniversary celebrations, the members of the maryrenaultfics LiveJournal community were challenged to a "Bake-Off (and Pot-Luck Supper)". Participants posted pictures of their creations, which included cakes, pie, and main or side dishes. Many were, in some way, Renault-themed or included Renault associations in their introduction.