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Merlin Papercuts by thesearejessicakes
Merlin Papercuts
I made these to go on my birthday cake (i'm 21 wtf!!) + then put them in a 9" frame once the cake was cut. The cake itself was a vegan coffee rainbow cake, and it was fab. (Photos of cake in tumblr link below) 

My fondness for Merlin/Gwen kind of slipped through in this, as did my love for the Pendragon siblings being all sibling-ly. :3 

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Brighton Beach Huts by thesearejessicakes
Brighton Beach Huts
This was the last proper cake I made, back in September, for one of my best friend's 21st birthday. The fact that it's already April (and that MY 21st is just round the corner) is a bit terrifying. She was living in Brighton at the time and her mum drove this cake all the way down there from Manchester. I messed up the maths/forgot that 3D things have that third measurement, and this ended up being huge. (16" long, 6" tall, 5" deep.)
Mushu + Bartok 18th birthday cake by thesearejessicakes
Mushu + Bartok 18th birthday cake
Apparently I never shared this here??? Made for my cousin's 18th in August. Top tier was hazelnut + chocolate ganache; middle tier was a dummy; bottom tier was chocolate + chocolate ganache. Cake toppers were papercuts. All was vegan. 
I'm tired. 

Once Molly's birthday cake is out of the way, I'm packing all my decorating tools away into boxes, and they're going in the attic. The things that will still be used to bake for the sake of baking (cookie cutters, piping nozzles, dyes, etcetc..) will find a new home in my cupboard under the breakfast bar, but everything else has to be put away. 

The way everyone has come to expect cake in the way they expect birthday cards, with very little appreciation and gratitude for the sheer amount of time and effort that went into creating it, has become exhausting. I have other dreams that I want to follow and other journeys I want to go on, but the magnitude of expectation that is currently crushing me means I cannot. So I am going to change that, because fuck them all. My health and my happiness is more important than my family getting free cake. 

In other news, I'm on medication to cope with my depression and anxiety. It seems to be helping a bit. I'm meeting a counsellor tomorrow, too. I'm also preparing to redecorate my bedroom, which is exciting. Doing something that is truly for me feels good.

So... yeah. 

Two cakes left. I can do this. 
  • Mood: Shitty


Jess Nixon
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Hi there. I'm Jess, a self-taught baker. Sometimes I make things out of bits of paper, too.

{This is a new account; I've been around on dA for 3 1/2 years on my old account}

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AngelHuskune Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! c:
thesearejessicakes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! <3 
redsailor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the fav! Your papercutting art and cakes are fab.
thesearejessicakes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! <3

(I have a few ideas for Merlin-themed papercuts, which I'm excited to get working on. :3 )
GwendolynWolters Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   General Artist
Thanx or the :+fav: :D you have a nice gallery! :)
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