And who is Robert Adam? I hear you ask. You’ve heard about my architecture degree, probably more than you’d like to on a baking blog, well I made these cookies for my turn in our weekly studio baking challenge thing. Every week, someone else makes a cake or other baked goods. At the beginning of the year the tutors challenged us to make them related to our studio topic, which is Classicism. We’ve had a couple of column inspired cakes and some other just plain old good cakes. For my project, I’ve been taking inspiration from Robert Adam’s interiors. Again, who is this guy?! He’s a Scottish neoclassical architect from the 1700’s who designed a lot of classical buildings and interiors. Put simply, I like his style.
These rooms are pretty grand, a bit over the top, very Robert Adam. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to be designing rooms that actually look like this, it’s just a good source of inspiration for our site in Edinburgh. In reality, I think it might look a bit more like this.
“I thought you said you were an architecture student not an interior designer?!” Yeh we’re coming on to the rest of the building, we just started out with the inside. Anyway, this does all come back to cake I promise you. I wanted to make these cookies which are tried and tested absolutely awesome and slightly christmassy and I thought I’d push my cookie decorating skills and make them look like one of these interiors….. Here’s what I ended up with! Super simple cookies with royal icing in pastel blue and white “plaster”, went down a treat with the rest of my architecty chums. They’d be great as a present and you can be really personal with your decorating. Even if you have no interest in architecture, I think they still look pretty classy!
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