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Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Me: Clare, mother of two, passionate baker, self taught photographer,music, sci-fi and video game fan.
My gallery: Full of food photography, recipes and a few polymer clay creations.
My mission: To inspire, make you hungry and get you excited about baking and food photography.
My Quirks: Despite my love for baking, i have a major food phobia! Everything i eat and drink freaks me out, even just one bite! so, i bake to see the happiness my food gives to others, that happiness makes me happy. I also have a rather unique laugh.
My Personality: Shy, quiet, determined, perfectionist, creative, over active imagination, worrier, anxious and a bit of an oddity.

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The Christmas holidays are over and the kids are back at school.  This would normally mean getting back to baking but instead it means getting back to decorating our new house. 
The whole house which we moved into a month ago needs a complete make over, head to toe.  We started the first rooms last week, the living and dining room.  Gone with the 20 year old discoloured wallpaper that was peeling off the walls and on with the paint.  We have chosen a colour called Muddy Puddle for the main colour, trust me it is a lot better than it sounds! A light browny/malty chocolatey colour that compliments the feature colour we are using either side of the chimneys called Teal Tension which is a very dark and rich teal. We probably have a couple more weeks left until it is all painted as not only did the walls need a lot of work (it was bare concrete and plaster under the wallpaper so never painted before so needed a lot of smoothing down and filler) but all the skirting boards, coving and ceilings need painting.  We are decorating the living and dining room together as they are joined by an archway and currently look silly being decorated differently so we feel they need to flow.

I really fancy doing a bit of baking next week.  Last week I made my first ever coffee cake (I don't like drinking coffee) so I really want to bake something else I have never baked before but I really can't think of any.  If anyone has any ideas, they have to be quick, simple and use mostly basic ingredients mind please do let me know. What do you like to bake after a long stay away from the kitchen?
  • Listening to: Slipknot
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica
  • Playing: Minecraft


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BB04843 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
You are FANTASTIC at your job :D
claremanson Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is ever so kind of you to say :) Thank you very much, have an awesome day.
BB04843 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
You too :D
papandreou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
:-) GalleryCake :-)
claremanson Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: :cake:
papandreou Featured By Owner 2 days ago
:-) ThankLittleMissss ;-)
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Hi! - nice to meet You!
I have 3 kids but they are quite big already,and I'm 10 years older...
I will check some more stuff on Your profile,I just get inspired for baking again,cause of the recipe I just gave You,but it is not so quickly done,takes some time to get it baked well,so I would understand if You not interested also because of alcohol in it...well I'm not a drinker,but cake is fantastic -(hehe just like with the coffe),but anyway let me know if You like it...

Grt from Holland -(I'm actually from Poland,but I live here with a dutch man)
claremanson Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice to meet you too :)

I love it when I get inspiration to bake, I get so happy to make something tasty and beautiful whether it is something new, something fine tuned or a variation on a recipe to completely change it's taste and look. it's a huge passion of mine.  I would love to see what you come up with next.
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Next time I will try insteas of alcohol,karamel and raisins put melted black chocolade and maby add some nuts... I will se if that work out.
I'm just very happy and proud about that cake,cause I got just ingredients and rest I figured out by my self from previous experiences...some time ago I did lot more baking even bread,but for last few years I did almost not any,but this one I did 3 times already and it went good everytime...
I find many recipes not enough explained that's why I wrote this one that detaled...
I stil need to learn make creems for in the cakes that's why I was interested in this coffe cake,but not especially for coffe taste,I don't drink coffe my self...
Thank You for Your respond!
Grt. Daga
claremanson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've never got into bread making, all the waiting for it to rise before it can even be cooked has never appealed to me with having young kids about, I much prefer quick and easy recipes or recipes I can start one day and finish the next.  Some weeks I feel very uninspired to bake, then others like now I end up baking five different things in two weeks.

The only other recipe I use liquids for is a chocolate cake that uses milk and hot water… but here is all the recipes I have on here… they are really easy, basic recipes mostly so easy for people adapt the flavours and ingredients to taste.

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