My husband (Jacob) and I are really happy to be on Rose’s Discussion Forum. We have been posting regularly on the Show and Tell Forum.
We are both around 70 years old and live in a small town near the Arctic in Finland. He is an Indian and I am a Finn, and we are known as the Findians. We have been married almost 47 years.
I am an artist and one of my greatest thrills has been to design cakes, not the traditional top hat or rectangular cakes, but cakes with shape and form which thrill the intended victim. For almost 40 years I have made all sorts of cakes and have been winning many competitions!
They can be categorised into the following categories: Ginger Bread Creations, Pond and Mountain Cakes, Mosaic Cakes, Birthday and Wedding Cakes and my Artistic Creations.
Our book “Edible Art” was released a few weeks ago as an eBook and also as a Paperback.
But we are not happy with the Paperback but really thrilled with the eBook. It is so wonderful to read it on an iPad where you can flick through the pages just like a regular book.
The photographs were handled by a friend of ours who is a professional and he has done an excellent job on all the pictures he handled. The textt in English was done by Jacob.
We are re-planning the paperback as the present one is rather cramped and needs to be given more body and space to really get the best out of the pictures and text.
The hard cover Coffee Table Book is now under preparation as that is the one which will go to libraries and teaching institutions. Unfortunately this will be too expensive for general public release.
The Finnish eBook is being handled by a professional publisher and marketing constant and will feature a video about me and my life story.
I love making cakes. Our grandchildren who live in England come to Oulu for their holidays and I love teaching them my techniques. They have made some delightful cakes.
Thank you for giving us this forum to share our experiences.
I welcome criticism as that helps me design better cakes.
I do run a blog called “Art By Annkki” at http://artbyannikki.blogspot.com where besides my cakes, my paintngs, interior and exterior decor, my gardens and snow creations are also featured. Welcome.
Annikki Matthan (and Jacob)
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