Saturday, 9 February 2013

Fairy cakes

 APR Challenge

This weeks Artists playroom challenge is 'whats in your pantry or cupboard'. I pondered a while over this.... I'm a bit of a health food fanatic, so my cupboards contain dried chickpeas, butter beans and other such treats, not particularly exciting to draw or paint!.. However...




One of my cupboards is a little more colourful, it houses the cake decorating goodies! I love decorating cakes, I used to do it fairly regularly for friends birthdays, now not so much as I really don't have time, but I do love all the bright hundred and thousands, sugar strands and candy balls despite my health food puritanical ways.. I must admit though I enjoy looking at them more than eating them, I think all those E numbers would send me haywire :)

work in progress watercolour, paper and gesso

12 comments:

  1. Visiting from the APR - lots of lovely colours here and not an E-number in sight ;0) Mo

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  2. Hehehe, I totally agree about loving cake decorating supplies. I have hundreds of powdered concentrate colors for icing etc and I just love rifling through them, all that fun colour, from bisque to aubergine, lol. Thanks for reminding me, great piece, it shows your joy of color.

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    1. Thanks, there is something exciting about food colours, I think it is because the tubes are so vivid, 'joy of colour' is a great phrase.

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  3. I admire your self-control. No way could I keep a cabinet full of yummies and ignore them! They sure look good in the painting. :-)

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  4. I love the fun imagery and colors in your collage. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, I enjoyed this challenge far more than I expected, I'ts great that the APR gets the ball rolling on lots of new ideas.

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  5. I always admire your layering techniques, something I just can't get the hang of. The pantry pic is great. I like the collage elements and think the collage cake cases are inspired. Really lovely interpretation of the challenge.
    Am blank at the moment for this next one, as a person who does not like chocolate. Something will come, I hope.

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  6. What a beautiful collage/painted piece for the APR challenge, Morag! How interesting that you love to decorate cakes. It's not my forte at all but I did bake the top tier fruit-cake for my daughter's wedding. I decorated it quite simply which was what she wanted, thankfully. I was a bundle of nerves but it turned out lovely. After the big event, I felt quite proud of myself. :)

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    1. Thank you Serena, I'm very impressed that you made a wedding cake! I've only made one wedding cake and like you was very nervous at the pressure. You should be proud, making something so special for someone so dear is a lovely thing. :)

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  7. I love your colours and I'm a sweet person, so the cupcakes really drew me in. Such a fun piece and so yummy.
    Von.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments :)

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  8. This is really cool! I love the drawing and all the different elements and textures! I sure would enjoy one of your luscious desserts!

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