The baking side of this post has relocated to the Daily Quirk. When the very talented Meghan asked me to write about some Halloween themed cookies I was more than happy to oblige.
These are not only my favourite sugar biscuit recipe from the lovely Sweetapolita it also includes my prefered way of icing them. I’ve had a few tries at outlining and flooding icing, but I have never been successful, I just can’t get my icing consistencies right. Cutting out rolled icing is far less time consuming and just as effective in my books!
Read my post here to find out more.
Later this week it will be exactly 4 years since I graduated, and it’s hard not to get a little emotional each year when it rolls round. Memories take on a rose tinted hue, eating pizza in the studio (because we were spending 13 hours in the studio getting ready for our final deadline), breakfasts at our favourite cafe (trying to keep the cheap booze induced hangovers at bay) and making friends I will keep forever (because I was seperated from my housemate on the studio plans).
The one thing I miss most from my days at University is spending time chilling out in Amy’s studio space, watching her methodical (and usually mesmerizing) techniques and drinking my body weight in tea. I wish our meetings were more frequent, I miss seeing her everyday.
Amy is one of the most talented artists that I know, and even more importantly one of the most driven. While most of us have our full time jobs and art takes a side seat (though I keep trying to convince people that my photography here is a continuation of my practice) Amy works tirelessly, with new fabulous creations popping up on her FB page more frequently than I can believe is possible.
To top all this off she kindly offered to create a custom portrait of me for BAKE, work on my logo, and create a BAKE badge. I am so happy with the results, there’s just one problem… they’re all so beautiful I don’t know which one to choose!
Although I didn’t pay for this service, all my opinions are my own. For any enquiries for Amy’s design work please contact her here.