Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A Final Goodbye To The Olympics


I would say the biggest blogging trend currently would be tumblr. Its a medium where anyone can blog and no original content is required to be successful and can therefore be more appealing to the masses. Tumblr for most people is "re-blogging" vintage looking photos taken by hipsters who now probably regret ever editing that photo because now of course its too "mainstream". And now that everyone can reblog these photos the next logical step is making a device available for the masses to take their own vintage photos a la instagram.

I've got to say I am a fan of the effects that instagram makes but I wasn't too convinced for a blog. I mean who wants their food to look old?! But after baking these toffee and olympic inspired cupcakes, when my friend took these photos on her iphone I postponed taking my own photos with my dslr and then when she posted them on facebook I decided against it all together. I thought the effect seemed perfect for saying goodbye to the Olympics (which are now in the past)!

See ya in Sochi!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

London 2012 Cookies

So the Olympics have finally started and despite Canada still not winning a gold medal yet I couldn't help celebrating the silver medal by the men's eight with my rower friend. And by celebrate I of course mean bake! 

These were definitely not my best cookies by any stretch of the imagination and the lines ended up being quite messy. I really need to work on flooding outside sharp corners but I've never made cookies with shapes as geometric as this, just nice, smooth, round corners so it was also a learning experience. But am I happy with them? Yes! There is just so much excitement in these Olympics that not even an ugly cookie could get me down!