This book is dedicated to Sheila Lawrence, who would have loved the sheer bonkersness of it.
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a ) make art with it b) lick the bowl
Great British Bake Off Fantasy Showstopper Challenge
Grainne’s Angel Cake of the North
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PANTONE PANETTONE 2oz STRONG WHITE FLOUR
A PINCH OF SALT
2oz CASTER SUGAR
2 SACHETS INSTANT YEAST
5fl oz WARM MILK
5 FREE-RANGE EGGS
9oz UNSALTED BUTTER
4oz DRIED CHERRIES
4oz DRIED SULTANAS
4oz DRIED CURRANTS
3oz BLANCHED ALMONDS
Logo design for Cloud Nine Cakes A one-person cake business specialising in “beautiful bespoke cakes for special occasions.”
Initial Client Questionnaire What does the name Cloud Nine Cakes mean to you? I think it has positive, dreamlike connotations. I think it suggests celebration.
What individual words/ phrases sum up Cloud Nine Cakes for you? Creative, artistic, bespoke, special, tasty, specialist.
Are there any existing logos/ identities that you really like/dislike? I like stylish vintage imagery but nothing too twee or fussy - not too Cath Kidston, and not too ‘high street’ vintage. I quite like when bits of logos can be taken apart and used in different ways.
Are there any colours you particularly like/dislike? I like most colours. At the moment I’m liking green and pink, blue and yellow, very pale grey and yellow. I don’t so much like strong yellows, oranges and browns together.
Do you have a preference for a logo with just type, or type and graphics? For this I think it has to be type and graphics, so it’s clear what it is.
Do you prefer fairly literal graphics or something more abstract? I like both, but for this I think it needs to be fairly literal so that it appeals to clients/ potential clients with different tastes - something stylish and unique.
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101 uses for hundreds and thousands
Beans for hamster bean bags Comedy dandruff Exfoliator Lickable sheet music Really small Christmas tree decorations Chain for a tiny bath plug Innards of a rain stick Trail for a treasure hunt Decorations for plant pots Alternative to sugar on top of porridge (different colour for every day of the week) Bath bombs for woodlice Self-defence resource - throw in someone’s face if they’re trying to attack you Coating for the inside of your shoes to massage your feet as you walk Tactile embossing for greetings cards 3D eye make up Walk on them with bare feet - a Father Ted style punishment for Catholics with sensitive soles/souls Work experience time killer - sort into colours Contents of a ball pool Record breaker - how many can you fit into your mouth without swallowing them or spitting them out Use to make mosaics Make a decorative door wreath for a party Birdseed for birds with a sweet beak Colourful gravel for driveways (in a rain-free climate) Wall art in 3D frames Budget wedding favours Float on water instead of sticks to play Pooh Sticks Miniature reproductions of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings Fairy dust Packaging for delicate items in boxes Sand pictures Emergency filling for small boys’ trousers - they always need something in their trouser pockets I’m a Celebrity Bush Tucker Trial - transfer 101 individually from one pot to another using tweezers, while balancing a crocodile on your head (while its balancing a possum on its head) Fancy ice cubes Sprinkle on dog shit so people don’t tread in it Snow domes Throw into plane engines at the plane engine factory to test them Spying accessory a la ‘KnowHow Book of Spycraft’ - sprinkle them by a doorway and if they’re spread out and crushed when you get back, someone has been there... Ballbearings for toy bikes Items of jewellery - encased in resin Hang from the ceiling on threads in a multi-sensory room Missiles in a low aggression war To make a souvenir face or hand print Colour blindness test Alternative to breadcrumbs for a sweet scotch egg False acrylic nails (Small) edible rosary beads Kaleidoscope Replacement eyes for tiny Kermits
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Colourful mulch on top of houseplant soil Cat litter Egg timer sand Use as an abrasive agent for stubborn stains in the bath Make blinds from them by sandwiching them between see-through sheets of plastic Stick on plasticine models to ‘clothe’ them Edible staccati Use in summer when you get the urge to do a snow angel Medicine balls and dumbbells for ants Throw a handful at anyone who interrupts you at work with a ridiculous question/request Portable punctuation, for when you spot grammatical errors on shop signs and posters. - just lick and stick! Stick on fly killer strips to make them look less gruesome when there are actual dead flies stuck to them Pebble dash on a doll’s house Replacement eyebrows, for if you accidentally singe them in a bunsen burner Fundraising gimmick - sit in a bath full of hundreds and thousands for a day Use as decorations on stale bagels to turn them into attractive wreaths Booby trap for the kitchen cupboard where the treats are kept Flick off the end of a ruler at someone you don’t like Confetti 3D colouring in Sprinkle on a wooden board for rain sound effects for low-budget films Bullet points Comedy red nose for a house fly Grips on the bottom of your shoes Sprinkle as you walk into the woods so you can find your way back My Little Pony horse feed Emergency brail dots Use as inspiration for a new typeface called, imaginatively, Hundreds and Thousands Mix into emulsion and paint onto walls for an alternative to artex or woodchip wallpaper Glue onto card to make nail files for elephants Miniature stress relief balls Set them out in a line on the ground for your pet ladybird to exercise round Face decorations to hide spots Push one round your desk with a pencil, if you’re super bored Surprise filling in party balloons Sprinkle some on the carpet to test your hoover after removing a blockage Grips on the bottom of your shoes Use as a moisture absorber in damp rooms Packing for a lucky dip Place in water and wash off the colour to see what they look like nude Use to make a decorative rug Representations of molecules in tiny scientific models Glue red ones together to sculpt your own Angel of the North Stick some down the back of someone’s t-shirt, just for a laugh An alternative to grit in icy weather Spots for bow ties Throw a handful in the air and see how many you can catch in your mouth Half fill jam jars with them to make shakers for emergency clapping when faced with a rubbish audience Use for a conference ice-breaker - task is to discuss why someone has just handed you a load of hundreds and thousands Don’t use as tennis balls - that would just be silly Buy as birthday presents, and give them to people along with this list Use as a concept for a spread in a book for a college project - 101 uses for hundreds and thousands Cake decorating (but only if you’ve run out of other ideas).
Grainne Slavin 2013