Baking unicorns

I spent a morning taking a little video of a Unicorn cake getting baked last week for Instagram. Like most things in life what should have been fairly quick ended up taking a lot longer than I estimated. I forgot to use the rule of Pi, "however long you think a task will take to do, multiply it by Pi". 

It was the first time I have used time lapse on the iPhone so it was a little experimental, but it was fun, and there was cake at the end of it. Tasty, tasty cake. I also make a guest appearance in some of the scenes ;-) 

The cake was made by Clare from Florence and George. I edited the video together and composed the music on the video as I ran into copyright issues when I tried to use Hyuna's Bubble Pop song (remember that rule of Pi?). Anyway, see the video below or on my Instagram page.

For tasty cake or proper afternoon tea see Florence and George.


Tea Cups and Rainbow Cake

"Large streams from little fountains flow, Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" - 14th Century Proverb.

@florenceandgeorge (Instagram) is starting an afternoon tea and cake service and asked me if I would take some photographs for her website, and if I would help with the testing of the products! How could I say no? I am known for having more of a savoury tooth than a sweet tooth, but I never pass the chance up to take some pictures and learn some new techniques in the process. I thought I would upload my favorites from the first shoot onto the website.  I have put a gallery up here.

I am always inspired by people who 'break out' to do something they love instead of something that just pays the bills. I need to think carefully about this idea over the next few months. My mind wrestles a lot, of late, about this year I have taken out of my career to dip back into academic learning. I was hoping the time would also give me a chance to see what was really important in my life and what I really wanted out of it. I am yet to draw any conclusions which I find frustrating. I am usually more decisive.

Of course, it's a first world problem wondering what to do with life while in many regions of the world, at best, you either work or go hungry. I am thankful that those are not the choices that I have to make. But everyone, whether in a privileged position or not, have to make choices. I am no exception to this rule.