Phinolla's comments: Artist Max Gasparini Italian painter 1970...... I really like that he has used blue has his primary colour to paint the skin tone. I also like that the facial features are the only areas in the portraits that are 3D while the other are are flat and blurred.
Burano lace - When we go to Italy I am going to make a fool of myself visiting Burano. My jaw will just stay permanently on the floor. The amount of skill, time, effort that goes in to a piece like this just amazes me. I am in awe of these women.
Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream and Peppermint Italian Meringue Buttercream
A rich and moist chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and a silky peppermint Italian meringue buttercream surrounded by an adorable chocolate town. Recipe courtesy of Amanda Powell from A Cookie Named Desire.