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Friends in Heeten

I was asked to join a big group of friends in Heeten. Eh. That’s near Deventer. And yes, I got lost on the way there. And on the way back.

Nevertheless it was GREAT. The ladies were staying in a little bungalow on a farm. Cows, horses, chickens, little bunnies. EVERYTHING.

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The Pendulum’s Motion

A bit back the guys from Pendulum’s Motion asked me to make their promo pics. Hurrah! Somehow I had just thought of a cool location a week before. So this totally had to happen.

In case you’re wondering, it’s in Hoek van Holland, near and on the pier.

These guys were real troopers. As soon as we arrived not only did it start to rain, like crazy. Hail soon followed. By then we were halfway on the pier and decided to go on. Luckily! Cause I really love the shoot.

As you can see we were soon rewarded with bits of blue sky. Don’t be fooled. I was being sandblasted hah.


These were a lot of fun to hang out with. I love it when people just show up and ‘be’.

And they did! One of my favorites.

Truth be told. They all ran off like little girls after the wave hit them ;) (OH sorry that was not ok for the rock n roll image :P).

A good thing we have this shot. For their badassery image.

Reflections. Gotta love them.

The guys are currently using this one for their shows :)!

I feel you’re not believing me on the bad weather part..

I love this. It could be anywhere. The waves. Love it.

Thanks for asking me gentlemen! And for being such heroes and not giving up on the shoot! We were definitely rewarded!

Backstreet Boys in Ahoy

OH BOY!
I got to photograph the Backstreet Boys! That is just so, full circle. Those guys are the first concert I ever went to! I think I was 12, together with my best friend Malou. Apparently we giggled about it for days. My dad had bought us tickets (isn’t he the best?).

Either way, when I learned they were touring (as a 5 piece) I just HAD TO GO. Luckily Shantih from Greenhouse Talent also thought I should go so there I was. 12 year old me would probably be screaming and crying hah.

SO, Backstreet’s back ALRIGHT.

What I actually really love about big shows like these, is the stage. I mean really, it’s like a theater. Solid lightplan and all. BAM. Oh and also LOOK AT THE BACKSTREET BOYS (and of course I’m listening to their songs as I’m typing this blog).

Nick Carter ladies and gentlemen. Nick Carter.

Brian and AJ with their quite cool socks. Have to give them props on the socks.

There was a lot of AJ in the show. I can’t remember if it was always like that. But he has a beard now. And tons of tattoos. I think he’s hipster AJ now (fine by me!). Also he has leopard print nailpolish. Not visible in this shot. I’m so sorry. He has some cool colored dots on his right hand though.

I love that just decided to still rock all the dance moves. I used to have their routines memorized ;)

He secretly wants to be in a rockband. I’m sure of it. I googled them and  Nick is now very much inked up as well.

My all time favorite: BRIAN (ok and Kevin is in the shot too). He brought his son to do the support act (see down below).

More Brian. Because I can. And a bit for Wendy. Who is my fellow Brian fan.

See! Rockband aspirations! Kevin was playing keys. I spotted some more guitars on the side of the stage so I’m sure there was more guitarplaying further along in the show.

I managed to get a little Howie in there as well. Needless to say I had a blast. Ahoy was filled to the brim and girls were screaming their lungs out. It was great. I felt giddy all over again hah.

This little guy is Brians son. I had no idea. But the fans told us his name is Baylee. There were fans holding signs with ‘you rock Baylee’. That might have been a hint to us as well ;)

And there was an a-capella support act called The Exchange.

OH MAN THIS WAS GREAT. NUFF SAID. THANKS GREENHOUSE!

Kunstbende: Zuidplein

Since I made a gazillion photos for Kunstbende i wont post them all. I decided a favorites post would be handy! If not for you, at least I’m happy about it ;)

Somehow I ended up converting the first Image to black and white. And loving it. So my favorites are all black and white!

The first two are both from the metal band that opened that day. They were like “WHATEVER have some METAL for BREAKFAST”. Loved it!

It was lunch time. Really. But still. Rocking it.

This lady had a female drummer with her. Thus. Favorite.

Anouk got second place in the dance category. She was so expressive. Even when you can’t see her face.

How can mister Oscar NOT be in my favorites? This fine gentleman was a great host as usual1

This girl WON the dance category! And I’m in love with this shot of Joyeuse!

The main man! Tim Prins. He tried to teach me to juggle. It failed (as I predicted).

This girl was in the ‘Young Stage’ act. I’m cluesless on who she is but I loved the performance!

And finally the winners for the music category! Atlax & The Fox. These guys were great and I love their songs!

I hope you’re anjoying this black and white phase ;) I don’t think I’m done with it yet!

Brandweerkalender Roparun

You might know about the Roparun. It’s a team-run from Paris to Rotterdam, raising money for cancer treatment. A cause that really hits home with us.

We (being my father and me) were asked to make a calendar for one of the Roparun Teams (Safety4U). Obviously we said yes. Esther, member of Safety4U got together 12 guys for me who were about to start their modelling careers ;)

You can buy the calender here: http://debrandweerkalender.nl/

ALL money goes directly to the Roparun cause.

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These two (Maurice and Dennis) are the cover of the calendar. But before I just post the entire thing, here are some cool behind the scenes shots amazing Jasper Plukhooij made (click here for more of his stuff). (yeah I realize there will be a ton of photos in this post, as per usual).

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This super mysterious guy is Anton. We shot two days and he assisted us the first one. Once he got the hang of what was in my head (props for him on that one) he was A HERO.

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This is Rudy! Without him and his awesome colleagues nothing would have happened. As you can imagine I don’t have stuff to put on fire at hand. But the guys at Falck (click! So fun!) do. And we were allowed to use their amazing location (and had them help us out ALL DAY for TWO days and not be annoyed by us and wow. just wow).

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Just a little teaser ;) When I asked Anton or Rudy: what’s possible? They kept answering with ‘everything’. THEY WERE NOT KIDDING. NO KIDDING, TOOK PLACE.

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I’m sorry for the lack of order. There is none. This is me awkwardly high fiving Dave who just finished his photo! The guys all rocked!

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As the fire was very loud (fire is not quiet: lesson learned) I quickly came up with a set of gestures to guide the men through. I so rock at hints.

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“I can make snow”. He said. It was SO TRUE.

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My dad being at work like the total awesome badass he is! (yeah he has a fireman outfit, being one himself).

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Lovely Manon was with us doing her makeup magic!

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I love this shot. That’s why you’re looking at it. and yeah helmets were obligatory. I lost mine a gazillion times.

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Manon at work! I didn’t see her much sadly as we worked in shifts. I’d be picking locations or making photos and she’d be prepping the next ‘victim’.

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OH YEAH.

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Also everyone was taller than me. By far. There’s tons of pictures of that ;)

Ok! Trying to keep it short cause 12 more shots need to be in this post! Of the actual guys! Here we go!

In respective order of the calendar!

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This is Dave! Safe to say they all did a fabulous job. So I won’t say it with every photo ;) This one was made by my dad!

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So. Things got hot ;) This is Dennis! Do you see what I mean with ‘anything is possible’. Why not set a train on fire? Good times.

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Stefan was actually the first photo we took. So he had to bear through us getting everything just right. He didn’t seem to mind at all and we ended up with this awesome portrait!

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Eric! Another shot by my dad. So we figured, we might need a firetruck at some point. And Rudy just drove one into the scene. BAM. Truck. No problemo.

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Koos! Do we need to mention how LUCKY we were with the weather?

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This tough looking guy is Emerson. He plays rugby. I’d be TERRIFIED. He is super friendly though so no worries ;) Also this pic is made by my dad!

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Wilfred! I know you can SEE the fire, but we realllyy felt it. Specially the guys with no coats. So props to them for bearing with it :)

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This was by far the warmest picture (I can’t keep saying hot, you’ll stop believing me). I asked Anton to ‘light everything’. And boy did he. I was a good 7 meters away. It was burning my face. Edwin is still alive by the way..

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I didn’t want to use FIRE for everything. Thus you can see Jan surrounded by smoke. I say this as if it were very easy. It wasn’t. There were many times in which we had no sight of Jan AT ALL. He just kept doing his awesome thing anyway!

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Yeahhh water! Which leads to even more fire actually. Maurice was in the middle of all this. You can recognize the cover location here :)

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By my awesome dad as well! This was a hard one as the stuff that’s burning is wood. And is not very predictable. Also we all smelled like a BBQ after this one. Luigi rocked it nevertheless.!

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Last but certainly not least! Roger in the snow! OH no. Not snow. It’s foam actually. Cause Anton said he could make snow. And he totally could!

I couldn’t be happier with the results. I think all the guys did awesome. And so did our team! If you’re wondering who did the amazing layout  and graphic design that would be Jornt van Dijk.

Thank you. Everyone. I already thanked you all in person or other ways. So. Again, but online ;)There’s still calenders available. Again you can buy them here: http://debrandweerkalender.nl/

Or stalk me about one, I have some at hand as well :)

* No firemen were hurt (much) in the making of this calendar.

Girls! This time: Rachael & Lara

Yay!

I had to buy this white backdrop for a job and then it was just HANGING there. You know. Tempting me. So. I buckled (this went rather smootly, no bruises) and decided to have fun and drink tea. Oh and make some photos.

Also I decided on the spot I wanted MOAR so this week I’m shooting two more ladies. But I want to do even more. Guys are ok too! It helps if you have some modelling experience and are not terrified of me with a camera (I can be scary ROAR). Cause then it’s not longer fun and tea ;)

EITHER WAY: PICTURES

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Meet Rachael :) I’ve worked with her once before, and it was nice to have some more time to play around. In love with this portrait. Most of you have seen it on fb already!

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Should I warn for nudity..? Ehrm. SKIN ALERT.
She had a brand new tat that needed to be on a photo, so here we are :) I love how amazingly versatile she is. She can just pop 30 different things a minute at you.

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Also she had a brand new hairdo! Love it! Oh and versatile ;)

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And love this shot too! I’m very much into black and white for this ‘series’ so far. Not sure where it’s going yet but lets call it a series :)

And meet Lara! She is a talented singer/musician/songwriter and happens to be a model too (yay!). You can find her on facebook here (click).

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Lara posted this on fb and called it ‘royal’. I totally agree!

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She is so cute! Really though.

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I love this edgy feel. It’s really where I want to go with this. I think ;) And also tea. Ofc.

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And love this too! It’s so great to just bounce between you and the person in front of your camera. And when that works, great things happens. Or at least that’s how I feel =)

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Not just cute, fierce too! Booyah!

I had a blast shooting these two ladies!

So again! Three more ladies coming up of which two in the coming week. If you have any ideas on this whole thing or want in: let me know. I’m afraid I can’t say yes to everything/everyone cause well. That just doesn’t work. There’s a certain picture in my head which I can’t really define yet. But that doesn’t mean I’m not open for suggestions or input! Lets go!

Drenthe -> Odoorn with <3

I know. We just got back from Brugge really. But I saw this travelbird offer and just booked it. We had never booked anything there before so it was a bit of a gamble. But it turned out quite great =)

Also the superb guys from Calumet moved heaven and earth for me to get my new lens.. a f1.4 50mm (it’s the Nikon g version for  the geeks :P). I know. THAT LENS. I’ll make a different post about how I like it later on. I only took photos of boyfriend, trees and food so far ;) So eh, prepare for that ;)

As said! I present you: boyfriend in trafficlight glow.

We got in a trafficjam only for a little bit. Which was good the drive to Odoorn was at least 2.5 hours!

We had fries. At Burger King. They were kinda gross. We should know better. Oh well.

We were really there for the Starbucks! I LOVE THEIR CHAAI TEA LATTE. Any advide on how to make this at home is SO SO SO WELCOME. They don’t sell it for home usage. MIMIMI.

Also mobile office.

Hotelroom! Not yet a gigantic explosion of my stuff.

Beds were A OK! Love the phone too hah.

Breakfast! Not as epic as in Brugge. But that was the champion of breakfasts. This one was quite good =)

Outdoorsing time! This means BF has to try and get me to come outside. Outside is cold. I don’t fare well in it. Yes I know. #Winteriscoming

I was really obsessed with these though! Hunebedden! I’ve been wanting to see these all my life. Not kidding.

They’ve been around for over 5000 years. So amazing. There was a total peace surrounding them somehow.

Also: amazing nature. I want to live there. Only move everyone I love along.

The trees in the distance surrounded another hunebed. Boyfriend was examining acorns :)

Keep in mind this pic. You’ll need it later for comparison.

Also keep in mind this pic. You’ll need it later for comparison.

There’s apparently 52 of them. We saw three.

HELLO. PHOTOS ALL THE TIME.

OK I CAN DO THAT TOO. Man do I look tired. Advice for recurring cray cray dreams: GO

We were in ‘Poolshoogte’. We drove to it kinda by accident. ITS AMAZING. In the middle of trees and greatness. On the menu they say ‘we’re a bit slow’. How awesome. And they feed you enough cheese to last a lifetime.

Boyfriend had eggs, more appropriately portioned ;)

There’s a tower you can climb. Boyfriend being all sporty sprinted up. I was like: EH. WHAT. He laughed at me ;)

I did follow though. It was gorgeous!

LOOK. How not Dutch is that?

Random pic of his legs. Sorry. The new lens makes want to click everything :)

RLY? More photos? This is his ‘Megin wow, staahp’ face.

So I took this architectural thing instead. You all know my love for architectural things right? Oh. Nope.

GO HERE. Only weird thing is no dogs allowed. And they put a doggy bowl with water near the door. Confused.

As seen before I was super tired. I parked myself ON the ‘heater’ (also known as ‘object that sounds like a murder scene’) and didn’t leave it for the next three hours. BF managed to sneak up on me and take this pic. Stealthyness: check

Trooper! Math! He has exams coming up.

OH MAN THIS BOOK. Read it. It’s not an ‘all the answers’ kinda of thing. But she does make sense.

Ok not three hours. I crawled into the bed and fell asleep. At 4 in the afternoon. Yup. Woke up to this happy face =) (yes I slept with my camera).

Apparently I booked a dinner (wow did you forget about food Megin? YEAH I KNOWWW). We were seated next to two older ladies. They were HILARIOUS. It started snowing and they were like the seagulls from Finding Nemo: SNOW SNOW SNOW (or the crows from Game of Thrones wichever reference suits you better). They were very cute though and asked us lots of things :)

BUT. It DID snow! I put on everything I packed. Im not kidding. I only skipped the dinner dress (which I always pack and then never wear).

Woow. It was  SO quiet. And so pretty.

LOOK AT THE PRETTY.

So we came back to all we had seen before. Cause I obviously needed to remake these pictures.

Hello :) Again. SO quiet here. It was great.

HI!

And of then I threw stuff around. Completely out of character. Cold stuff + touching. But wow. Again. Snow in the middle of nowhere. Wow :)

Boyfriend is practicing with my camera. I think he is doing great!

I needed to touch the stones of the Hunebedden. Somehow sometimes it’s like you haven’t been somewhere when you don’t touch something.

:) Adventure time. Ok short adventure we were so underdressed.

More revisiting.

Again. So impressed. Try to visit them outside season. I think it’s best when no one else is around.

Hello good sir! We’re in Zwolle!

These ppl were so cute! Discussing on crossing the road when the trafficlights were out. He did, she didn’t ;)

Zwolle on a sunday! Must go back there when the stores are actually open.

Thanks to reading Miss Lipgloss (cause I use makeup.. eh..) 
We ended up in Brasserie Jansen. OH BOY were we happy. Also they have an elvis toasty on the menu. ALL the awards.

Boyfriend had bread with goatcheese and been salad with baked potatoes. YUM.

Potato.

I had food too bu I forgot to export it. Apparently this house was more important. I LOVE Zwolle though. Really want to go back!

Hello gorgeous :)

So this happened. Again. On the way back. More of that Chai Tea Latte. GIMME!

We had a very nice weekend and it was great to be ‘away’ again. The snow was such a gift. We’re going to try travelbird again. We’re not over the moon yet, but it definitely didn’t suck either.

Brugge <3

For my birthday the lovely boyfriend gave me a trip to Brugge (with him as company/chauffeur/carrier-of-my-stuff/other). And it was great!

Yay! Selfie time! As #selfie was the word of 2013 we’ll now go for ‘zelfportret’.. Anyway. Boyfriend was a super gent and carried my camera around for me so I could go GIMME GIMME every time I saw something. Or wanted a zelfportret ;)

In the ‘new’ family car hih ;)

Our hotel was a little outside Brugge (or a lot as we got lost hah). As you can see we scored blue skies on the first day!

He only had one bag. I manage to overpack anytime, anyplace.. So this is my bag ;) Also the hotelroom! It was very nice and roomy and we could run around it! The bathroom was very pretty too. We liked the tiling (is that a weird thing to like..?)

We decided to head into Brugge straight away to find something to eat. We walked out of the parking and found this trail of hearts leading us into the center. How cool :)

So this is the first building we saw. Also, tons of ppl on segways. Not sure how that works. They looked very happy about it ;)

I need to buy books. Always. Everywhere. I’m still getting through the J.K. Rowling one as we speak. It’s somehow kinda hard to get through but I want to finish it..

Breakfast in the hotel was AMAZING. Really. EAT ALL THE FOODS. I combined chocolaty goodness with eh, mushrooms. Cause I can.

Second day in Brugge. Apparently it was ‘solden’ and the little city was PACKED with people. Police to guide all this madness and all.. So enjoy this tranquil photo of water instead ;)

Yay zelfportret ;) My mother would love these kind of stores and somehow that makes me go into them as well. It was supersmall and ther owner was somewhere else and just left it open as is. So amazing :)

Wow. Just. The entire city feels like it just TOO pretty. Everything. So. Much. PRETTY!

Also all the store fronts were so great! It was superbusy in each and every one of them so we didn’t go into this particular one but I snapped a lot of photos anyway =)

There was a beautiful church we visited which had this wall with plaques on it. Right across the Maria Altar. I’ve never seen that in any church before and think it’s very special. It’s people thanking them for their prayers I think!

These sheep. all the cute.

so this was just a ‘side’ street. You know. NOthing big or fancy in it. And it looks LIKE THIS.

We found a little store called ‘cat and dog shop’ and it sells clothing for dogs. Oddly they didn’t have anything in Carlos size ;)

Hungry campers we were and we wanted a real belgian waffle. Our hope were high cause look at this amazing hot chocolate set..!

The waffle arrived, with hot chocolate sauce.. and it was horrid. Im afraid I don’t remember the name of this restaurant but NEVER get your waffle anywhere else than a waffle stand. We could throw this through a window and then build a house with it..

We’re very talented at finding starbucks anywhere. We just followed the trail of hipster girls (really we actually did that) and coffee presented itself to us.

YAY coffee! And my love <3

After the very busy solden days i Brugge we decided to expore elsewhere. We had dinner in Knokke last evening and decided to want to see the beach with daylight.

We drove to Oostende which was great! And SO COLD!

Pretty sand is pretty!

Cold boyfriend is cold hih.

I’m such a badass and not cold at all. Clearly.

Also we present worlds ugliest flat at the beach. WHUT it up with this? How amazing to live in it though. If you drop something out of it it might just be ok landing in the sand and all..

Boyfriend <3

We had a great time and love the city and the beach! We didn’t love the solden so much and if you ever go to Brugge make sure it’s not the first weekend of solden.. also make sure you have cash on you cause paying with pin is a whole different ballgame in Belgium.

Thank you so much boyfriend for this awesome gift :) I love you! :)

Awesome things Marieke makes!

As you all know Marieke makes awesome things. As you might not know she brings them over to me a lot so I can make photos of those awesome things! Also I get to eat them 9 out of 10 times. SCORE. Applying for my job is not an option, I’m keeping it :P I figured a blogpost about all these yummie things was in order :)

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These are from her most recent batch. If I got it right these are champagne vanilla cupcakes with cream inside. I ATE THEM. Tummy says yay.

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We are nothing if not productive and try to combine several ideas. Here you see a red velvet cake with eh, cream. Sorry. I’m clueless Marieke. I do know the jars! There’s cupake and cocos flavored stuff in it! YUM!

Cupcakes in jars! So handy. They come with little wooden spoons!

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These lovely guys are the cakepops Marieke made for the Big Yes Flashmob (click to see it!). There were chocolate and vanille. And I don’t need to say they were tasty as tasty comes right?

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I think we shot these for Valentines day! But I’m not even sure anymore.. I’m 80% sure though. Cause look cute hearts and pinkness!

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Probably THE all time favorite. Of who? Well everyone I show it to cause I run around doing that. Really. I do. HOW COOL is this wedding cake?

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We have a thing for pink. Yes. Also these cupcaketoppers are a downright hit on pinterest. Though you should know ;)

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Also. Cookies. Yes. NOMnomNOM.

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Also. This cake. THIS AMAZING CAKE. She made this for my aunt and uncle and the little dachshund is the spitting image of their little Thatcher!

It’s a GIRL. Yeah! I love how she can make something really clean and still cute!

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Imagine this. You’re getting married. And you want a cake. Well. If you get Marieke to make you one (which you should duh) this is what happens! You get a table filled with all kinds of goodies to try.

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Those things on the right? APPLE PIE ON A STICK. Enough said.

I kept myself to the rule of ‘one photo per baking session’ so it’s not a gazillion photos ;) I hope you enjoyed Marieke’s mad skills! Yay! You can check out more of her cool things right here (click!)!