Friday, 16 March 2012

Edible Walls...

I didn't realise how much I actually like cake, until last weekend, while out with the family for a birthday lunch, and we were talking about an impending holiday. The holiday includes a trip to Valletta in Malta, at which point I excitedly exclaimed I would be visiting the cake shop there! 

The cake shop that I mention, I last visited on a trip to Malta approximately 23 years ago (crikey that makes me feel old!) Yet the memory of said cake shop is as fresh in my mind today as it was back in 1989.

As I sat there in the restaurant, with the rest of the family, reminiscing about this cake shop - in the far left corner of the square courtyard in Valletta, with it's pink and white floor tiles and huge glass cases full cakes (I even remember being mildly disappointed that I'd gone with the vanilla slice rather than the victoria sponge), my brother pointed out that I clearly had a bit of an obsession with cakes! "I thought I liked cakes, but, seriously, I have no recollection of the cake shop - your obsessed" were his words.

Clearly I have cakes on the brain (and probably in my subconscious mind too). This cake obsession also reared its (not-so-ugly) head when designing some patterns for a Surface Pattern course I'm working on. Courtesy of and

I entered the competition for Ideal Home Show to design some wallpaper, and, amazingly, was shortlisted for the final 5!!! Guess what the pattern involved.......Cakes.....

Needless to say "chuffed" is an understatement. But, if it wasn't for Rachael & Beth I never would have become so involved in pattern design, and I most certainly wouldn't have entered the Ideal Home Show Wallpaper Design Competition. 

The winner for the competition of Wallpaper Designer 2012 is announced on 26th March. Whether I win or not, to be shortlisted is a fantastic achievement, so celebratory cake is definitely the order of the day! Now comes the hard part - victoria sponge or lemon drizzle?


  1. Congratulations Nikki! Save s piece of that celebration cake for sweet tooth me please!

  2. Thanks :)
    A piece of Virtual Cake is on it's way over to you :-)

  3. Fingers crossed for the 26th, it is a fab design!