Just over 30 years ago, I went to Art College. I’m sure I have mentioned this before in previous posts. But for those of you who didn’t know, I spent two years fine tuning my artistic skill to no avail. During this time I met some big personalities who have gone on to fabulous things in product design, theatre and fine art. I’m in touch with a few people, thanks to social media.
I met up with one of my classmates from that time, fine artist Justin Bradshaw, who is now based in the centre of the universe for all things art, fashion and design; Italy. We hadn’t seen each other since college we still recognised each other (and apparently, I haven’t aged). Over a full English breakfast and copious cups of coffee, we put the world to right.
We spoke about how the world of art has transformed, digital technology, being true to your work, inspiration and creativity. It was a refreshing day for me. It’s good for me to step out of the Delights Kitchen, every once in a while. We even took in two local exhibitions near the University of Arts.
He paints – people, places, expressions and possessions. I create cakes…that sometimes happen to be works of art. I created this cupcake in honour of Justin. A chocolate cupcake piped with chocolate buttercream, topped with a framed mini masterpiece. I was chuffed when he said it looked like a combination of a Jackson Pollock and a Monet.
Posted in art, Art inspired cupcakes, Artist
Tagged art and design, art college, art exhibition, artist, cake, creativity, cupcakes, Italy, work of art
My two worlds collided last week. When I’m not baking and creating cakes, you might hear my voice reading out some statistics and report findings on DiverCity Podcast, a podcast discussing the topic of Diversity & Inclusion within financial services.
On 1 October, it was a year since the launch of the podcast. The team celebrated with over 100 guests at a discussion panel and anniversary event.
Now when there’s a birthday, there’s got to be a cake, right? And guess who was asked to create the cake?
Posted in Cake, Cake business, Celebration cake, Corporate Cakes
Tagged Branding, Corporate Cakes, D&I, DiverCity Podcast, diversity, financial services, inclusion, Logo, podcast, The City
It’s time to celebrate! You can’t have a party without popcorn, right…
Trader Joe’s have recently launched Trader Joe’s Birthday Cake Popcorn. Described as a party in a bag, it’s here to make your day-to-day life, just a bit more fun, festive and equally delicious. This party classic has been juzzed up with a covering of sweet vanilla glaze and finished off with colourful confetti sprinkles.
What’s even greater about this ‘birthday cake flavoured’ treat is that it is made without using any artificial flavours or synthetic colour s, unlike some other ‘birthday cake treats’. Instead, the delicious flavour and colours come from vanilla extract and natural flavours. The sprinkles are coloured with black carrot juice concentrate, cumin and red radish powder.
Now, just when I am about to get super-excited and squeal with delight, I realise that this product is not yet available in the UK (if you know otherwise, hit me up)…It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.
Posted in 1st birthday cake, 30th Birthday, 40th birthday, 50th birthday, 60th Birthday, Birthday, Birthday Cake, Birthday party, Cake, Celebrate, Celebration, Celebration cake
Tagged birthday, birthday cake, children's party, delicious, eat, party, party food, popcorn, sprinkles, sweet, sweet treat, Trader Joe's, vanilla