What joy beholds me when I combine bake with sew, with the promise of photography and eating to follow. In a flurry of creative flow I made this vegan chocolate cake and love heart bunting to celebrate Tom's dad's birthday on Valentine's Day. I baked the cake a bit long - still getting used to the efficiency of a real oven - but the luscious chocolate frosting (silken tofu & melted dark vegan chocolate) was the perfect foil. Served with fresh macerated strawberries and strawberry and banana sorbet. Is this love?
Styling an event gets me really excited, a chance to delve into the useful box and make frivolous single-use items. Pure creative play time. I printed up menus for the birthday bruschetteria, and cut out hearts from a potato to print the table runner. A few flowers snipped from the garden, tea light candles in jars, a canopy of leafy wisteria and a balmy late summer evening. All you need is love...and cake and bunting.