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Steampunk Inspired Food for The Girl With the Iron Touch

Symptoms: steampunk withdrawal, Cure: Steampunk inspired food.

A few years ago, you couldn’t turn around without a hitting a new YA steampunk novel off a shelf. Now, books being published in that subgenre have slowed down, but my appetite for pocketwatches and Victorian style surroundings has not.

Hence, steampunk-inspired food that will not only fill your stomach but your HEART…that looks like an actual human heart and not romantic-y rounded version. It’s very stemapunk.

Steampunk-Inspired Food for The Girl with the Iron Touch

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Pages & Pairings is a Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that matches up our favorite book and stories with tasty food and drinks. Reading should be a full sensory experience!

In these posts I’ll include links to the recipes so you can make these tasty treats yourself.

Eat, read and be merry!


Ingredients for Steampunk Inspired Food:

If you haven’t read the amazing Steampunk Chronicles series by Kady Cross, you’re missing out.

Fortunately, you can remedy this problem by picking up her latest book in the series – The Girl with the Iron Touch – and making one of these easy Steampunk-ish recipes!

The Girl with the Iron Touch’s menu includes:

Tentacle Pot Pies

I think it’s due to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but you can’t Google “steampunk” without seeing your fair share of octopuses. These ADORABLE Tentacle Pot Pies from on Babble combine all the delicious golden flakiness of chicken pot pie with the creative juices (<--food joke!) of steampunk geniuses.

PLUS – in the opening scene of The Girl with the Iron Touch, there’s TOTALLY an epic battle between Emily and a pissed off giant squid. After the scene fades out, feel free to poke your pot pie meanly with your spoon.


Cog Cookie Cutter

What I love about this super cute cog cookie cutter from Etsy is that you can use whatever cookie batter you like most and get amazing results every time. I especially love cookies half dipped in chocolate – they are especially good for dunking.

Plus, I’m pretty sure that at every proper afternoon tea there has to be some sort of cookie or biscuit for the event to be legit. And jam and/or clotted cream.


Tootsie Roll Steampunk Cupcakes

Because it’s crazy to have just ONE dessert, here’s another option for those of you who are serious or aspiring bakers – Tootsie Roll Steampunk Cupcakes from Bakingdom. It is essentially a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting with a swag Steampunk tootsie hat on top. Kind of a big deal.

So freaking adorable I can’t stand it.

What theme specific food have you made for a party (or just for fun)? Would you or have you made steampunk inspired food??

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.