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Friday 11 May 2012

The Boy Who Bakes

Andrew enjoys baking and my Mum gave him a cookery book for his recent birthday, called The Boy Who Bakes by Edd Kimber. My sister was looking through it with him and said she liked the Apple Pie Cake, so he agreed to make it for her birthday just two weeks later. He made the cake in advance but had to make the filling and topping at the last minute. The cake looked great when complete and we set of to her birthday lunch. After a few sudden stops in the car the cake started to look rather sorry for itself! He almost had to rebuild it at Sylvia's house. However it tasted lovely. I thought it deserved a layout of it's own.

I saw a great layout by Kelly Goree a while ago called 'Life is a Beach', created for Basic Grey's new PB&J papers. I have used her layout as a basis for this one of Andrew and his cake.

I used the Basic Grey Periphery collection - papers and letter stickers.

I trimmed the Syrah paper panels with a Martha Stewart border punch. The Big 3 3/4" letters spelling 'BAKES' were cut using my Cricut and the 'Sure Cuts A Lot' programme, the font is Cafe Rojo. I have added some stickles in dots to these letters.

For the geometric design at the bottom, I played around with different sizes until I worked out what would make up the block to fit along the bottom of the layout. The circles are 2 1/2" and the squares inside them are 1 3/4". I inked the circles added the squares to the centre of the back of each one and folded the sides in. so the pattern on the front shows around the square.these were then stuck onto a base piece of paper  cut to 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" before being mounted onto the layout. If making these shapes with double sided papers, you would not need to cut the squares.

The journaling was written on strips of patterned paper and added over the circles/squares.

This was a good fun layout to create, thanks for looking.

Lynn x


  1. I absolutely love this page its fab I love the colours and the lettering its so masculine but beautiful at the same time. Great job

  2. Lynn I love this layout and I love the fact that Andrew can bake. You have trained him well!

  3. Great page, great cake, great subject :)

  4. Fab page! Love it. Wish my boy cooked like that!!


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