Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Bake your cake & hang the tin on the wall!

Oma, my German grandmother, is a fantastic baker. Over the years she has baked many delicious treats and her most special recipe is her German Apple Cake. This recipe is top secret and has only ever been shared with my papa. He took on the mantle many years ago and has developed it to be the most incredible apple cake you could ever eat. I'm not personally a fan of anything with cooked apples in but this cake really is something.

Today I'm not going to share with you the recipe for this infamous cake, because if I did, I'd have to shoot you (!) but I want to show you an idea I came across in a German magazine a while ago. Living at Home (www.livingathome.de) magazine is a beautiful magazine, like no other in the UK, which is crammed full of inspirational and unique ideas for your home. Each issue surprises me with new ideas about how to decorate your house, ways to use old objects in a new way, recipes...the list goes on.

The stylist of this photo shoot (Katja Graumann) has thought of an innovative way to use old flan tins. Ok, so not all of us will have many of these, nor will everyone think that this look is for them, but for me, I think it is brilliant. Why? Becuase years ago my Oma gave me a load of her old flan tins and I've never known what to do with them. I love baking that's true, but more of your sponge cakes, individual cupcakes, traybakes and the like. So Oma this goes to you and when I create my next wall-piece your flan tins will be in pride of place!



  1. I look forward to seeing your version of the flan tin wall display!! Very cool x

  2. I love this idea, so quirky and fun! I need to find some old flan tins to try this at home. x

  3. How do u hang them in the wall?

    1. They are pretty light generally so a picture pin would suit.