Archive for the ‘cup cakes and fairy cakes’ Category

Star Republic shoot

April 19, 2009

a behind the scenes video made entirely from stills (stop frame animation) made at our most recent star republic photo shoot in Bristol.

(contains some partial nudity)

created by Daniel Wellby

Photographer: Paul Blundell
Art Direction/Production: Lornsadaisy (lorna gatherer ford)
Make up artist: Jay ‘pinxie’ Turnbull 
Styling: Lornsadaisy and Pinxie
Models: Sarah Longbottom and Yasmin Quinn-Wilson
Photographic Assistants: Alex Sibley and Daniel Wellby
Runners: David Muskett and Pablo Chaundy Brain
Clothing supplied by Katie Kins Boutique 

Special Thanks to Roger, Will, Yohanna and Iris the dog.


I will update this post with some other great photoshoot videos when I find them!

And also add the actual photos fromn the shoot when they have finished being retouched 🙂

To book a place at our next portfolio / portrait photoshoot in Bristol or enquire about a shoot in another part of the UK, please get in contact! We have dates coming up in Brighton, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Essex.

ruben’s strawberry cheesecake

February 23, 2009


ruben's cheesecake


• 150g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
• 250g digestive biscuits, crushed
• 115g caster sugar
• 3 tablespoons cornflour
• 900g full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
• 2 large free-range or organic eggs
• 115ml double cream
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• zest of 1 lemon
• zest of 1 orange

for topping
• lot’s of strawberry jam
• glitter writing icing to decorate
optional: some candles, sugar writing

also optional, cleudo played by the fire in the living room with the whiskey….



Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4, and grease and line the bottom and sides of a cake tin (spring form is usually best). Mix the biscuits and butter in a bowl, press into the base of the prepared tin and cook for around 10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Turn the oven up to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Combine the sugar and cornflour in a bowl, then add the cream cheese and beat, ideally with an electric whisk, until creamy. Add the eggs and beat well. Gradually add the cream, beating until smooth, then beat in the vanilla extract and lemon and orange zest.

Scrape the mixture on to the biscuit base, and gently shake it to level out the surface. Put the cheesecake in the centre of the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and the filling has set around the edges. (A piece of foil over the top will stop it browning too much.) Let it cool at room temperature and serve after 2 or 3 hours, or, for a slightly firmer texture, put it in the fridge until it’s nice and cold.

Before serving, I added a generous amount of smooth strawberry jam to decorate and some letter writing icing to say happy birthday to Ruben!

some more cheescake recipes:

chocolate cherry cupcakes

January 13, 2009

the results from yesterday

chocolate cherry cupcakes
chocolate cherry cupcakes
chocolate hedgehog
chocolate hedgehog
and they did
and they did

chocolate cupcakes

January 11, 2009

In view of the funny horrible day i’ve had i am researching the best chocolate cupcake recipe….
when times get really tough there is something cathartic about cooking or cleaning i think! So these may end up tasting a tiny bit tearful but cupcakes and chocolate are definitely good for the soul!

Anyways, I’ve googled “chocolate cupcakes nigella” and got this recipe;
Nigella’s chocolate fudge cupcakes…with Williams Sonoma’s chocolate buttercream

Also remembered this recipe from flicking through the book at a friends;
Chocolate cherry cupcakes

wow, just found these too; mexican hot chocolate cupcakes

these ones aren’t chocolate but are a definate must bake; margarita cupcakes

happy new year

January 8, 2009

Break and Cake Shoot

November 19, 2008

a behind the scenes video of a photoshoot made by David Mortley Green – made by stitching stills production shots of the shoot together to create a stop motion/stop frame animation

A stop motion animation made from behind the scenes pics of a test shoot for the ideas bakery/pout! productions.

We took lot’s of pics of the shoot and stitched them together – the photography in this is by the talented David Mortley Green. Here are the credits;
Photographer: Paul Blundell
Art Director/Production: Lornsadaisy
Stylist: Dionne Thomas aka Puckoo
Make up: Pinxie (Jay Turnbull) & Sam Walker
Assistants: David Mortley Green and Alex Ford
MODELS: Hayley Karen Greenwood, Hollie Robertson, Ian Powis, John O’Grady, Sonia Mekni, Victoria Joy Wade, Tomi Armani, Carly Allen, Marek Minarik, Edwina Hardy, Lornsadaisy