May 05, 2016

The girl who likes to bake

I grew up with cakes that were bought in a bakery or a supermarket. Given the fact that neither my mother nor my grandmothers ever baked, it’s pretty amazing that I became such an avid baker. This is a good thing because the cakes and pastries we get to buy here in Albania are usually super sweet and not really after our taste. I still have some baking recipes I cut out of German women’s magazines several years ago but most of the recipes I use, come from American or German food blogs or other food related websites. My favorites to bake and eat are all kinds of apple cakes, cheesecakes, muffins, brownies and cookies. Our local friends enjoy these kind of desserts as well and some suggested that I open up a pastry shop. I’m pretty sure that this would take the fun out of it for me but a new friend of mine stepped in. Please meet the passionate pastry chef Miss Abby Sugarbaker. :)

Found Object Sculpture: Pastry Chef Abby Sugarbaker by Vintage with Laces



Found Object Sculpture: Pastry Chef Abby Sugarbaker by Vintage with Laces

  Abby’s head is a glazed speckled egg I found among my Easter decorations. All other body parts are flea market finds I had for years. I don’t know why I bought the tiny beater at that time but it sure came in handy and Abby wouldn't want to miss it. :)


Found Object Sculpture: Pastry Chef Abby Sugarbaker by Vintage with Laces

It was fun for me to sew a baker's hat and an apron for her.

Found Object Sculpture: Pastry Chef Abby Sugarbaker by Vintage with Laces

These are some of today's sweet treets. I constructed the easel chalkboard out of craft sticks and a piece of heavy cardboard.

Do you like to bake? What is your favorite kind of cake, pie or cookie?

Abby will offer her sweet treats at these great parties:
Vintage Charm at Thrifty Rebel Vintage
A Morning Cup of Joe at The Cottage Market
Sweet Inspiration Link Party at The Boondocks Blog
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures
A New Life at Rostrose