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Friday 7 August 2015

Day 219 of 365 Day Challenge

I've been trying to find texture sheets or cutters for my new pursuit of mixed media and decided that my best bet was the cake icing industry. Well online I found a cake shop in Yau Ma Tei called I Love Cakes so off I went on yet another art supply mission. The cake shop was rather disappointing but the shops around it weren't! The shop next door was excellent and the one up the road even better. All the shops on both sides of this section of the road were cooking utensil shops and I spent a fortune and could easily have spent more. They don't have the high tech stuff you can get in this industry like extremely fine and delicate lace moulds but they had a massive selection of cutters and some plainer but great silicone moulds. Also, they are much cheaper than you would pay at serious cake shops in the UK.

The congregation of similar very specialised shops is typical of Hong Kong. Great when you find them but a real mission. Still trying to find acid free tissue paper...

Anyhow, one of the shops where I parted with much well earned cash (no cards accepted of course), had this wonderful cat perched on a counter. Ha, love it!

Apps: Hipstamatic and Snapseed


  1. Hi Anne, so glad you agree with me about the wretched cookie notices - they are becoming a real and constant irritation. I remember ages ago trying to complain to Google about something else but there is no way of contacting them and getting a real person so it was a total waste of time.

    I love this picture - what a beautiful cat! It sounds as if you've had fun exploring the highways and byways of Hong Kong to find the specialist shops. I agree about cake stuff being good for mixed media - I've quite often been in our specialist cake decorating shop for bits and pieces and they are much cheaper than the equivalents from the art/craft suppliers. I'm a great one for thinking outside the box as far as sourcing materials is concerned and have also got stuff much more cheaply from decocrating shops and the building trade! I use Polyfilla instead of moulding paste and have a large pot of it (the smallest they did!) which will probably last longer than me, lol!

    Hope all is well with you.

  2. Polyfilla. What a great idea!