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    Christmas Gift Ideas

    26th November 2013

    Support an independent designer and spread the cake-y love this Christmas by getting your friends or family a fun Christmas present from Cakes with Faces! To help with your Christmas shopping, I’ve gathered together some Christmas gift ideas for vegetarians, fans of Japan, cakes, toast or anyone who likes cute and colourful things. Everything’s delivered to your door super-fast, so

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    MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2013 Photos

    26th November 2013

    Thank you to everyone who came along to MCM Birmingham Comic Con at the NEC! The show was bigger than last time, with a hall for Memorabilia joined to a hall for Comic Con (also a considerably large area that the floorplan said was the UK Garrison changing area!). Birmingham is a local con for me, so it was great

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    Spotty Cake Fun

    19th November 2013

    It’s fun to make repeating patterns and play around with different colours in Illustrator. I was messing around with some cute cake characters and made this fun and colourful spotty cake pattern. The dots match the icing, in yummy pastel ice cream flavours (including chocolate!). I think it’d look great on loads of stuffs, like pencil cases, gifts or stationery

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    MCM Birmingham Comic Con Floorplan

    18th November 2013

    You can come and see me this weekend at MCM Birmingham Comic Con at the NEC! It’s on all day Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. The comicon is twinned with Memorabilia, and tickets give you access to both shows. The comic con part of the show is a smaller version of the London comic con, with stalls, anime and manga,

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    Colourful T-Shirts for Men

    13th November 2013

    Colourful T-Shirts for Men I think it’s sad that when you go into clothes shops the mens clothes are always so boring. So many mens t-shirts are unexciting dark colours, so I’ve made it part of Cakes with Faces’ mission to provide men with fun and colourful t-shirts! When I first started out, I ordered designs in either ladies or

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    T-Shirt Spotted on TV!

    9th November 2013

    Our Never-ending Supply of Cakes t-shirt is famous! It was spotted on TV on BBC 2, worn by someone in the audience of Don’t Panic: The Truth About World Population with Professor Hans Rosling. It was so exciting to see one of my designs on screen, in the wild, and I was so pleased that someone had decided to wear

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    MCM London Comic Con October 2013

    2nd November 2013

    Thank you to everyone who came along to MCM Expo London Comic Con. It’s such a busy show, and this time took up both sides of ExCel for the first time! Here’s how the stall looked – with three new t-shirt designs it was tricky to fit everything on! I think I’ll have to start booking a bigger stall… On

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    Kawaii Lolita Alice in Wonderland

    1st November 2013

    Lolita Alice in Wonderland I always love seeing lolita fashion when I go to cons (especially at Hyper Japan!) and waste probably too much time looking at pretty dresses online and in the Gothic Lolita Bible. So it’s about time I drew one myself – here’s my cute lolita inspired by Alice in Wonderland. And a tea dress goes well

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    Photoshop Fun: Yui from K-On!

    21st October 2013

    K-On is my favourite anime – I have to stop myself buying all the K-On figures I see (although I did treat myself to the K-On London movie figure set when I was in Tokyo). My “Windmill” Yui’s wearing a white High School Tea-time t-shirt, so I thought it would be fun to Photoshop it into a Cakes with Faces

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    MCM London Comic Con Floorplan – October 2013

    13th October 2013

    It’s not long now till MCM Expo London Comic Con, which is on for 3 days 25-27 October at ExCel. It keeps getting bigger every time, and this October, for the first time, will be taking up halls on both sides of ExCel. I’ll be in the hall that it’s usually in, and the other side will be for queuing,

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    Marshmalloween: Marshmallow Halloween!

    13th October 2013

    Marshmalloween It’s not too early for Halloween drawings is it? I used to be a lot more into Halloween than I am these days, but it’s still fun to draw some cute Halloween marshmallows! Happy Marshmalloween everybody! More Cute Artwork /

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    New T-Shirts: Cakezilla, Flying Saucer Attack and I Love Cakes

    9th October 2013

    Three brand new t-shirt designs for Autumn 2013 have hit the online shop! I’m really happy with how they’ve have come out – I hope you like them (you should do, because they feature dinosaurs, flying saucers and cakes!). All of them are available as mens t-shirts and ladies slim fit tees. And they’re all lovely water-based screenprints, which means

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    Making a Bag – Arts and Crafts

    29th September 2013

    Making a Bag Recently I got some fabric printed with my own designs, to make a bag and a dress or skirt. Having sewn nothing but t-shirt labels for the past year or so, I decided to start with the bag! In the past I’ve made a couple of dresses, cushions, curtains, a tiny bag, and I’ve perfected anime girl

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  • Welcome to My New Website!

    20th September 2013

    The Cakes with Faces website’s had a redesign – welcome to the new improved version, I hope you like it! What’s new? Background: We’ve said goodbye to the old sprinkles background. This was original Cakes with Faces style, from 2009/2010 when I first started my website as a collection of my drawings. You can still see the original pattern on some

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    New Drawing: Dinosaurs on Wheels

    20th September 2013

    Recently I’ve been ordering some new t-shirt designs (which will be here soon in 2-3 weeks, eep!). While I was working out one of the designs I was thinking about the theme “If dinosaurs didn’t die out”, and drew this skateboarding dinosaur, with the caption Dinosaurs on Wheels. Sadly it didn’t make it as one of the final t-shirt designs,

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    New Drawing: Flying Saucer Attack!

    16th August 2013

    Friday art night is all about drawing just for fun, and this week I drew Flying Saucer Attack, inspired by the awesome song by The Rezillos – if you don’t know it you can watch it at the bottom of this page. UPDATE: This design’s now available as a t-shirt. Flying saucers and aliens are always fun to draw, and

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    Tokyo Trip Report 2013

    12th August 2013

    Tokyo Trip Report I went on an awesome trip to Tokyo, and as so many of you are also Japan-fans I wanted to share my Tokyo trip report with you! I hope it’ll be useful for anyone planning a trip or looking for things to do in Tokyo. UPDATE: Watch lots of videos about Tokyo on my YouTube channel! This

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    Commission: Soapasaurus

    5th August 2013

    I’m a big fan of Japan, so I was really pleased recently when Soapasaurus commissioned me to design cute characters for the packaging of a set of 3 Japan-themed soaps.

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    Sun vs Ice Cream – New Drawing

    2nd August 2013

    Sun Versus Ice Cream With the hot summer temperatures recently I thought I’d use my Friday Art Night to draw a lovely summery drawing – with some yummy melty ice cream! (Make mine a Magnum white…) Share if you like it! / Twitter: @cakeswithfaces    

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    Hyper Japan Photos – July 2013

    1st August 2013

    Last weekend was my favourite show Hyper Japan, at it’s biggest venue yet: Earls Court 2. It’s a show about everything cute and cool from Japan, with food stalls, fashion, anime, kawaii bits and pieces, cars, martial arts and a particularly excellent stage programme this time, with artists from Japan. The Cakes with Faces stall was in the fashion section,

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