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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
Only ONE WEEK left to enter! With only three entries so far, there is a very high chance of winning!

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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Claremanson's Baking Contest

Only 9 days left to enter! With only three entries so far, there is a very high chance of winning!


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

My first YouTube video! 

10 deviants said…
3 deviants said If you are a youtuber, why not send me a link :)
2 deviants said Got any tips for a beginner?


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MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your cakes are just...... WOW:D (Big Grin) 
plus the way you decorate them is incredible!
you mentioned a food phobia, what is it about?
-if you don't mind me just very curious
your deviations are lovely!
claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)

My food phobia I've had since 8 years old (I'm now 30!) I'm basically terrified of food making me ill. I am gluten intolerant, have IBS and suffer from an anxiety disorder, all of which gives me stomach and digestive issues.  All that means trying new food or eating too much of one type of food at a time freaks me out so most of the time when it comes to meal times, I fear it and rarely enjoy it.  I'm only really happy with food when I'm watching my family love what I have made for them.
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Great Gallery Madam!
Also Congratz on your 11th year too! :la: :heart:
claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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!
Savaliste Featured By Owner 4 days ago
how awesome.. I wore a metallica t-shirt to my wedding :la: lol
claremanson Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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 ^^'
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