Monday, 14 March 2011

Art Nouveau Cake

 I've haven't lured you in with the false promise of cake I assure you,  but first a catch up.
Things are going very slowly with my new blog look, too many children and cakes getting in the way, but it is coming on slowly and steadily, and, hopefully, soon the all new Amelie's House will be unveiled.
But for now a couple of projects I finished a while ago and haven't got round to showing you.
Remember the cardigan? Well here it is.

Especially for Pipany who requested a photo (some time ago).  I love it as it is so big and comfy.  Mr Lemon Drizzle has been complaining that I haven't taken it off since I finished it! (And I haven't, can you blame me?)  It has taken two years though, so I am going to think long and hard before I start knitting again!

This is a banner I made for my church.  The lighting was terrible so I apologise for the picture.  It is about spring and based on a textile pattern called 'The Tree of Life'.  It is hanging in the church now but I am not very happy with it and every week think about taking it down and doing some more work on it.

Talking of church, I was sitting behind a very contented baby on Sunday.  So instead of listening to the sermon I decided to sketch the little boy.  All I had in my bag were one of the kidlets note books and a Biro.

I love sketching though and should really do more, just another thing to get round to.  
As the sermon ended the little chap woke up and treated the congregation to the sound and smell of a most enormous poo.  He then looked around with a very satisfied expression on his face! Priceless, best moment for weeks!

Anyway thank you for your patience, and, as promised a cake!  

This is a 70th birthday cake for a lady who like art Nouveau.   A really enjoyable confection to work on.

Finally if you are a baker near London get involved with the Cakes For Japan appeal, more information here.


  1. Wonderfully painted she must have been very pleased, not sure if the story above led into it :-) but it made me smile.

  2. Hi - I've just stumbled across your blog and have to say that I am completely blown away by your talent!! Wow! Have a great week and thanks for sharing your creations xx

  3. How beautiful is that!!! You did an amazing job of capturing the art nouveau style!! Absolutely love it :)
    thanks for sharing :)

  4. Wow! It's really beautiful. You're an artist. Amazing job. Congratulations.

  5. Oh I wish I could sketch like you! To be able to capture things like that is so special. Thanks for the picture of the cardigan - it looks like a great big cuddle! x

  6. A woman of many talents! Everything is gorgeous! I wouldn't take that sweater off either:)

  7. Oh goodness! That sketch is beautiful have you taken the time to draw your own girls.

  8. this blog is amazing!! how can i just found out about you now..
    everything is so beautiful and you are really talented. stunning!

  9. oooo Beautiful cake, lovely chunky cardigan and what a brilliant sketch.


  10. the flowers looks like Mackintosh ones...beautiful!

  11. OMG That sweater! Yes take it off so I can put it on for 2 yrs too! lol Gorgeous color :)

    I am an art nouveau lover my self. Beautiful craftsmanship on that cake. It seems almost painful to eat it.. (unless a lot of sugar present hehe)