Happy New Year! Can I still say that? Probably a bit late, but since it's my first blog of 2021 I think I will.
After having a wee break from social media, I returned in January with a new focus for my Fun A Day project - vegan baking! It wasn't what I'd originally planned, but after David was given some cake decorating tools for Christmas we were looking for an excuse to practice some techniques. Neither of us had tried any 'proper' cake decorating before, though I am guilty of sitting watching videos of cookies being iced - it's so relaxing! David seemed to think that his landscaping skills would be transferrable and has since referred to crumb coating as cake rendering.
What I loved about this project was that it really gave me a reason to make time to try out recipes I'd had saved for ages, and I'd get to work on my project with David. There was the added challenge of adapting some recipes to be vegan but we had a lot of success, and it was nice timing with Veganuary which also runs for the duration of January.
I think my favourite part was having pretty cakes and bakes to photograph, I was able to set up some cute scenes and try out some fun styling. If anyone would like to commission some recipe book photography I'd be delighted to help!
Also, a really lovely bonus was that we were able to box up bakes for friends and neighbours, inspire others to bake and even post some treats for family birthdays!
I've made a highlight on my Instagram if you'd like to see some behind the scenes and more of the project - here.
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