'As soon as I'm in the kitchen I start whistling'
The website of Chris Karman, researcher at Imares on Texel, is called www.nietzomaareentaart.nl [notjustanyoldcake]. No kidding. Chris Karman is not just a cake maker, he is a real patissier and his cakes are small works of art. Take this Princess cake. You just wouldn't know it was a cake. It's the product of a day of baking, icing and decorating. 'It's the creativity, the search for perfection. A great distraction after the day job.'