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Since you’ve been gone – celebratory cakes and cool clocks

Well it isn’t really you…it has been me that’s been away from blogging.

I provided a whole load of baking goodies for afternoon tea at a lovely wedding in Kent. Totally brilliant day, a laid-back, creative, joyful wedding that completely came out of the bride and grooms personality and their care for their family and friends. It was awesome to be part of it! People were also really lovely about the baking…the only complaint was that there wasn’t more!

Stages of the mini raspberry and white chocolate cheesecakes….

The spread included: raspberry and white chocolate mini cheesecakes; chai latte cupcakes with cinnamon vanilla icing; lemon meringue bites; chocolate beetroot cupcakes with cardamom icing; vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing and strawberry topping and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing.  I spend about 2 1/2 days taking up space someone else’s kitchen (the bride’s family were so lovely at looking after me!) and made about 200 items. Totally worth it…especially for getting to throw some crazy shapes on the dance floor with old friends that night!

Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to take pictures as people were hungry! The weather was really intense in the run up to the wedding (like seeing the storms across the bay) but thankfully it was a beautiful day.

I also had a wee jaunt in London and managed to get slightly obsessed with time and clocks…

The last one is the prototype of the Clock of the Long Now and I’m completely taken with it. The idea is that it ticks once a year, and provides a way of thinking about time from a long-term perspective. One of the founding board members, Stewart Brand, said this about the clock: “Such a clock, if sufficiently impressive and well-engineered, would embody deep time for people. It should be charismatic to visit, interesting to think about, and famous enough to become iconic in the public discourse. Ideally, it would do for thinking about time what the photographs of Earth from space have done for thinking about the environment. Such icons reframe the way people think.” Source. I couldn’t agree more. Here’s the parts of the dial, I think it is a beautiful piece of design.



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