This cake was a challenge and a half!
Customer spec :- dairy free and egg free Marvel cake for an adult.
Me:- EERRRRMMM... Well let's give it a go (cue nervous laughter)
As it turns out the interwebb is full of brilliant help and guidance when it come to all things cake. Especially in a world where our endless intolerances mean we naturally head towards the "free from" isle at the supermarket.
There is a huge variety of substitutes for dairy and egg, which I had never even thought of, including avocado and chickpea water!? I opted for an oil based chocolate cake with added coconut milk, vinegar and bicarb (it screams tropical red velvet doesn't it?) Layered with dairy free chocolate ganache and covered with diary free buttercream (another major challenge as it doesn't harden like standard buttercream), this cake turned out perfect!
Moist, soft, fluffy and delicious.
#dairyfree #eggfree #marvel #chocolatecake #ganache #instafood #instacake #instalove #bakersofinstagram #smallbusiness #supportsmall #mumboss #labouroflove #leicester #coffeecrumbs
An elegant piece incorporating a small wardrobe section and chest of six generous drawers.
Bedroom or dressing room? Also ideal for a nursery bedroom I think; plenty of storage, perfect for all the bits and bobs a bubba needs, and shorter wardrobe for hanging.
Its genuine age, decorative wooden detail and original hardware, all add to its charm.
I painted it in the gorgeous colours 'Sterling' (a light soft grey) and 'Azure' (a strong vivid aqua blue) by Fusion Mineral Paint.
W: 152.5cm (60")
D: 53.5cm (21")
H:138cm (54.5") Price: £495
Collection is from Wanstead, London E11.
Delivery can be arranged by courier (please contact us with your postcode for a delivery price). #wardrobe #chestofdrawers #nursery #bedroom #originalhardware #storage #forsale #buymenow #upcycle #furniture #labouroflove #worthit #wabisabi #fusionmineralpaint #vintageatticsevenoaks
This project is very special to me. It was a major labour of love. When I initially met with the clients of this midtown condo building they asked if I could source “a few pieces of furniture” to spruce up the siting area of the lobby entrance. The space was quite run down and lacked any interest or personality. As I built a rapport with the clients and presented to them my ideas of how I could transform each area, they gradually allowed me to go further and further with the project. In the end I was given the green light to completely transform the spaces. From wall and ceiling treatments, lighting, furniture, artwork, metal screens, redesigning the reception desk, the list goes on and on...the transformation was a huge success and I couldn’t be more proud of the end results!❤️💯🔥 #labouroflove #condoliving #hollywoodintoronto #lobbylounge #lobbydesign #redesign #metalwork #details #interiordesign #decor #custom #liveableluxury #interiordesigner #jenniferbacksteininteriors
Passion and creativity at work!!🤩🤩
That’s all one needs to be in ones happy place!
SECOND Art recipe BOOK RELEASE IS READY ( with the full moon) ~ INTUITIVE EATING ~ few books left to purchase via link in bio.
has few copies beautiful sitting on the shelfs
BYRON BAY @shackpalacerituals
has few copies in their magical shop ~ “The Secret Kitchen Book is a passion art project designed to inspire us to shift from rule based eating to intuitive eating, following the senses of sight, touch, smell and feel. Years of ancient wisdom, folk remedies and naturopathic insights are weaved into a collection of recipes, film photographs and poetry to share a memory of the fields of wildflowers where I grew up.
I hope to inspire people to live the cycles of nature, tune into their intrinsic knowledge and live authentically” ~ with love Jana (BHSc Naturopath)
Suatu kebanggaan tersendiri terlibat dalam pembuatan buku Sukacita dalam Berkarya - 160 Tahun Biara dan Sekolah Santa Ursula Jalan Pos Jakarta. Kisah biara&sekolah serta org2 yg terlibat di dalamnya sendiri sudah sangat menarik, jadi nggak begitu sulit saat harus menuliskannya kembali. Ketika membaca ulang, tetiba ikut terharu. Gila ni sekolah tua bisa bertahan 160 tahun! Bisnes aja kadang di generasi kedua dan ketiga udah kolaps. Banyak pelajaran penting dan inspiratif dari biara dan sekolah lawas ini. Buku nggak hanya bisa dinikmati oleh Sanurians, tapi juga utk umum. Yes, you should have it! #sanurian #santaUrsulaJalanPos #santaUrsulaJakarta #labouroflove
Our essential oil elixirs are now available in @ushopcm
, a cool, avant-garde hole-in-wall (literally) space that brings together a beautiful mix of creations from thai designers & beyond.
What’s even cooler is their unique eye for design & wellness. Every little detail is well-thought and carefully curated just for U.
Come and check out interesting art prints, marbled ceramics, bohemian-luxe dresses, and our essential oil elixirs ;) 🌿
Swing by this treasure cove of unique finds and magical designs! 🌙⭐️🧜♀️
#cnx #retail #hipster #designers #apothecary #labouroflove
Sourdough attempt #2
of 2019. Haven’t sliced into it yet, I’ll let you know how it tastes. This is using my own sourdough starter. Fermenting is a labour of love, always thinking about the little colonies and their health. Now if I could just get my gut bacteria back under control -hurry up kombucha! #sourdough #vegan #kombucha #fermenting #labouroflove
🌻🌙I love dreamcatchers.
And I enjoy sharing positivity with others especially if it includes inspiration and creativity. I make them because I enjoy to and it's a part of my self care. I find the process of moving in a circular motion when I'm making one is very relaxing . I also love the tradition and meaning behind the dreamcatcher. The design of a dreamcatcher is visually soothing which is the reason why I have them in just about every room in my home. (I already have a wall picked out for this unfinished one.)😁💜
Acrylic paint organiser 🎨
Some pretty big decisions and changes coming up this year as regards to the old crack willow trees that handrail the stream running along the edge of the field. These gnarled old trees have been on the land for as long as any of us can remember; I have many fond memories of building dens and tree houses amongst their branches as a kid.
Unfortunately the trees have become far too dangerous to enable the next generation to play and explore amongst them.
This is because they are infected with bracket fungus and that has resulted in the trees becoming rotten, very unstable and they regularly lose massive branches in stormy weather.
As you can imagine this creates me and my father huge amounts of labour intensive work to clear debris from the stream and the wider parts of the field; all which becomes impossible to shoehorn into leave periods, especially now that dad has become ill.
Last year we lost three fruit trees when one of the branches of the larger willows fell on top of them completely destroying the crop of plums and apples.
My main concern is that they present an unacceptable risk to my three sons who are keen to help as much as they can with taking care of this family project.
To that end I have decided to get some professionals to come in and fell all of the dangerous trees.
Although they look beautiful in the summer, the danger that they present means that they simply have to go.
The intention is to create log piles for animals and then spread the chippings around the banks of the stream in an attempt to keep the brambles, docks and nettles under control. I then want to plant trees that will adequately fill the massive holes that remain from the missing willows. I’m hoping to plant some massive Grand firs and Norwegian spruce to create year round cover for birds and animals, not to mention a bit of winter colour.
Although it will take a number of years for the new trees to mature, I am hopeful that if I live to see grandchildren they too can one day enjoy maintaining this little green oasis..”A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit”
#legacy #conservationarea #planttrees #landmanagment
At The Little Square Gallery, we pride ourselves in offering the best customer service experience. From a bespoke creative picture styling service to personal delivery tracking to ensure each commission safely arrives with our customers, every stage of the order process is handled with the utmost care.
This ‘gallery art print’ was designed for one of our lovely returning customers @thegingercoll.
After showing her four design and typography options for presenting her treasured photograph, we then giclée printed, framed, wrapped and packaged the commission (as shown in this product shot taken just before despatch). Rather unfortunately the commission got held up a couple of days by the courier, but following a little investigation we ensured it arrived in time for the day it was to be gifted...
“It’s arrived! Looks so great. Can’t thank you enough for staying on top of it, this is why shopping small is the way forward - hate to think what would have happened had that have been a high street company!!”
Mrs E, Kintbury - UK
#shopindependent #thelittlesquaregallery #bespokecommissions #treasuredpictures #labouroflove #littlesquarelove