21 May 2008

p.s i love cakes


I did this illustration in homage to my dad, who makes all of our families birthday cakes. He has experimented through the years with different cakes, but his piece de resistance is his sponge cake made with fresh cream and, my favourite, passionfruit icing. The taste testing is always a tense moment as you're only as good as your last cake! He probably cooks at least 12-14 cakes a year, what a little trooper!

9 comments:

pippijoe said...

What a gorgeous illustration! What a lucky Dad!

kitty stitch said...

really lovely illustration! especially the colour so simple and cool.

Chrissie said...

Hi Diana, Have been thinking about crafters markets in Newcastle, and though I haven't been for ages, there was some nice stuff at the Farmers markets at the showground, have you thought about there? Chrissie

diana said...

Hi Chrissie, I've been to the farmer's market, but it's quite pricey for a stall and I've found people only go there for fruit and veg. Thanks for the suggestion though!

mizu designs said...

what an amazing guy! i'm always impressed by people who can bake. and your illustrations are just beautiful!

Amy C said...

this is lovely, the colors and the story behind it are wonderful.

Lara said...

Fantastic illustration - I love it! And awesome blog too. *adds to feeds* :)

Lara said...

oh no - for some reason I can't see your pictures in my blog feed. How weird!

Dada's place said...

This illustration is beautiful! I like colours and the atmosphere. Very nice.