An Instagram Masterclass sounded like something I would definitely be interested in attending, I never thought I would be the person giving the masterclass! The Oracle in Reading are currently in the midst of their food festival and I was asked if I would give an Instagram Masterclass as part of the festival. I’ve been using Instagram for years and have changed the way I use it; with updates, style of photos, filters and editing and when I started thinking about what to say I realised I had a few handy hints and tips to pass on to my fellow diners, and now to you.
The event is being held in Kingly Court (off Carnaby Street in London) and the last day you can gorge yourself on all manner of sweet treats is 12th October. It is quite a thing to be seen, it’s hard to believe that almost everything is edible. I hope my pictures can get across how realistic some of the bakes were.
Above (clockwise from the top) is the edible meadow; covered in brightly coloured macarons and biscuits. The unicorn was fantastic and it seemed such a shame to cut into it (although it was made of rainbow cake so well worth a slice) and The Tattooed Bakers told me it took around 120 hours to put together. I can’t imagine where I would even start.
I loved the ridiculously realistic looking slug on top of the rather magical looking mushrooms. Even though I know it’s not actually a slug, I wasn’t tempted to try it! The meringue wigwam was so bright and colourful and the pistachio meringue I tried was delicious.