The most interesting day of the week for me is always Sunday. That is my first day-off from my normal day-job, which means the first proper working day as an illustrator and surface pattern designer. So if I am able to, I like to start it early, do a bit of work and then follow the rest of my plans – which is usually more work or meeting my Sister.
I thought I’d make a series about how my Sundays look like, and the reasons for that:
* I have a really bad memory, so I’d like to have sg like a diary, but I cannot do that on paper, because I’d love to insert photos, but my printer is broken..
* Also I’d like to share useful things with you, like how to make yourself happy with a tiny thing (e.g. the joy of making a cup of coffee), places to visit (mostly in London, because I live here), what books or blogs to read etc.
It’s Monday, but I didn’t have energy to write my Sunday post yesterday. Because yesterday (and actually the previous few days already) was all about the secret mini birthday party for my Sister 🙂 We’ve never organised a party before (well, I say party, but it actually was an afternoon tea for 5 🙂 ), and I do not usually bake either, but of course I had this crazy idea of a Harry Potter cake (because we’re huge fans..) of 3 different parts….. So my Mum helped. First I had to learn how to bake a nice sponge, and then we had to design 3 manageable layers to bake for me. So a few weeks ago when I was at home we tested it, we baked the whole massive cake 🙂
I didn’t want to use fondant for the cake, but I also had to try how I can colour fondant for Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, so I did and then I put it on the testcake – to not waste anything 🙂
Inside… And the fillings:
Bottom cake – cottage cheese and peach and apricot jam
Purple bit – blackberry with double cream and yoghurt
Smallest cake – trifle cream
And this is the cake I baked on my own.. The bottom one became Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Monster book of Monsters is my favourite 🙂 And the Advanced Potion cover is a biscuit what I learned to make at my previous job, but because I do not work there any more, my kind friend made it for me 🙂
In the background: homemade Ferrero-s – they were supposed to be golden snitches, but it didn’t work as you can see on the picture below 🙂 (also that golden paste tastes so bad, I didn’t want to ruin the bonbons 🙂 )
This is my Sister’s hand – I don’t think I would ever use a sparkly nail-varnish 🙂
the beans whilst drying – peanuts, cranberries and things like that, covered in marzipan I coloured with food colouring
That’s all my Sunday with all the sweets, I hope you found it interesting even though it has not much to do with illustration 🙂