Inspired by | Festive Food

Inspired by: a monthly challenge by Riikka Kovasin and Marsha Valk

Oh, how time flies when you’re having fun! It’s the 10th of December… so it’s time for another Inspired by!

Inspired by is a monthly challenge. My friend Riikka and I decide on a theme (and that theme can be anything from a film, a book, a painting, to an item, colour scheme or material) and then we create something with that theme or thing in mind.

We keep what we’re making a secret until reveal day on the 10th, when we show you and each other our creations.

The theme for this month is ‘festive food’. We’ve never done anything food related before and in my head I was going to bake something for Sinterklaas, because in the Netherlands we tend to save anything Christmas related until after December 5th.

And that got me thinking about festive food dishes to serve festive foods in. I don’t have Sinterklaas bowls, plates or mugs and I decorated a Christmas cookie plate several years ago for a trade show:

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Festive Food

I don’t have it any more, I left it at my aunt’s house last year (and I think this grainy breakfast-in-bed-iPhone-photo is the only proof of its existence!).

So maybe it was time to decorate a new plate? I had meant to do so for quite some time. I even had plates and porcelain markers ready to make it happen!

December 5th approached and I still hadn’t baked anything… So the Sinterklaas plates became Christmas plates instead:

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Festive Food

I tried incorporating colour like on my previous cookie plate, but I was working from memory and in my mind the stars needed to be yellow…

I thought I couldn’t get it to look right because I was using a different brand of markers (these by Baker Ross). But now that I’ve seen a photo, it makes sense: on the original I probably used a gold marker instead of a yellow one!

Anyway: the black marker was perfect, so I stuck with black (and white) this time.

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Festive Food

I hope there is time for some Christmas baking this year, because I can’t wait to use my new plates!!!

Don’t forget to visit Riikka at Paperiliitin! I wonder if she did make time to bake?!

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  1. Oh my gosh! I adore these! You need to put up an Etsy shop and make this from order! So fantastic and cool! Love your take on the theme!

    And what’s funny, we chose to go with “festive food” so it wouldn’t necessarily be Christmas and still we both went in the end with Christmas!

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