This painting is 7' x 5'. It was part of my MFA thesis show in CA. It was one of the first pieces that I did that was "vintage." I was accused of my paintings looking old in a critique. It wasn't on purpose and it didn't make me mad.... so I embraced it. I visited the Brand bookstore in Burbank, which is one of the largest used bookstores ever. They have a huge food section. This image is from an English cookbook from the 1970s. The book has birthday cakes with kids' names on them except instead of Susie and John (like in the US)- the english cakes say Nigel and Emma. It is somewhat similar to Lemon LeMonde.... I just realized that.