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Clare Ingram
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 and recipes.
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.

I support handmade sellers Stamp by claremansonEtsy stamp by reavelPowered By Canon - Stamp by Habjan ++ Eating Disorders - Stamp by dimruthien Marilyn Manson stamp by sequelle Slipknot Logo by freakenstein1313 OH NOES by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me .:Stamp: :Metallica:. by TehOnism James Hetfield Frantic Stamp by Exidor02 :icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

Claremanson's Baking Contest

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 7:09 AM
Thanks to the generosity of some lovely Deviants over the past couple of years since my last contest, I have saved up enough points to hold another baking contest!
I didn't mean to leave it so long between contests but moving house twice last year and now updating our new house means I have had very limited time here on DA of late.

To bake ANY of my recipes, sweet or savory! I have recipes for cookies, cakes, truffles, meringues, cheesecake and more!
There will be three winners.  Overall best bake, most creative entry and best photography.

Example bakes!
 Neapolitan Cake (+Recipe) by claremanson
Blueberry Cupcakes (+recipe) by claremanson Chocolate Truffles (+Recipe) by claremanson
Raspberry Cupcakes (+recipe) by claremanson Pistachio and dark chocolate shortbread (+recipe) by claremanson
1. You must use one of my recipes (this excludes recipes I posted photos of from recipe books) for the base of your creation however, you can change up the flavour to suite your taste.
Recipes can be found >>>>> HERE <<<<< in my recipe folder.

Most of my bakes I submit to DA are made from the basic recipes of those listed in the folder above so, for more inspiration on how you can mix up some of the flavours of the recipes, visit my food photography folder here

2. All entries must have been baked between the start and ends dates of the contest.

3. All entries must link back to this journal entry in your submissions description (the more people that enter the merrier!)

4.  When submitting please give a brief description of what you have made, how you made it, what flavours you used etc as it is not always obvious from a photo and also if you had any help.

5.  Once you submit your entry, let me know via this journal or by inbox message. I will acknowledge I have received your entry once I favourited it in THIS FOLDER Do not worry if I do not acknowledge your entry straight away, my children will be home on their summer holidays for the most part so I will not be on daily. 

6. Once entry per person.

Tuesday JUNE 30th 2015 - Sunday 6th SEPTEMBER



If you have any further questions about the contest or a recipe give me a shout.  If it is a question that you would like answering more quickly it's best to ask over on my Facebook page as I always have my phone on me.

Happy baking!


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I would also love to save up points to hold more contests.

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Check out my Facebook page for even more photos including W.I.PS, teasers and extra food photo's not on DA.

When baking for a special occasion, do you practice? 

67 deviants said No but I should!
28 deviants said I don't need to practice, I am awesome!
20 deviants said I don't bake it, I eat it!
18 deviants said A combination of 1 and 2
17 deviants said Yes, though I only pracice the elements that I feel need practicing i.e piping, taste, colour etc
8 deviants said Yes, I make a practice bake that looks exactly the same as how I want the finished product to look
6 deviants said Other


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Ken-Griffith Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your photography and your recipes!! And I also love Metallica!!
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :) Got to love Metallica! I walked down the isle at my wedding to them!
Ken-Griffith Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Really!? That is so awesome!!
ChoIzanami Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Hello clare,

thanks so much for all the recipes and the inspiration. I'm not a good baker, I guess, but I really enjoy it and your tips help me a lot to improve. My sisters birthday cake was inspired by your Chocolat-Strawberry-Mix-Cake and she really liked it. (I did a dark and a vanilla cake and put rasberry marmelade between them, because my sister loves rasberries.) My sister also likes your photos, because she's a hobby photographer herself.
Thanks again for all the hung... the delicious ideas ^^'
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello there!

I'm am so pleased you have found my baking bits and pieces useful.  I started baking and food photography four years ago, I taught (and am still teaching!) myself to get better and experiment with new ideas. If I knew half the tips and tricks I know now, back then, it would have made learning a heck of a lot easier so I try and help out others, especially beginners and those who lack confidence whenever I can.
That cake sounds awesome! I love it when instead of people just making something the same as what I have made, they make their own, I love to see what people come up with and your creation is something I'd love to eat!
You and you sister have a wonderful day.
NienorGreenfield Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello ! 

I watch you since a while now, and I'm still mesmerized by your pictures :D Everything looks so delicious and makes me hungry *Q* I wish I could cook like this and make so wonderful photos. I'm going to eat my screen haha :D
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, it always means a lot to me knowing someone out there enjoys what I love to do for fun.
Have a wonderful day
TheAncientMasteress Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your Orea pizza slice brought me here but I can't find the recipe anywhere. >_< Your recipes look so delish and I have 3 kids I think I could try them with. :bouncehi: 
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there, I didn't write a recipe for the Oreo Pizza, I only tend to make recipes for food I have made from scratch. All I used was a ready made pizza base, cooked, added melted chocolate, Oreo's and grated some white chocolate on top to make it look like cheese so it was more pizza like.  Since making that a few years ago there are now so many different varieties of sweet pizzas around the internet using chocolates or sweets as toppings so if you need any extra inspiration you should google it :)
You really have a talent for decorating food!I look and look and look....and cant stop looking!
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