Cupcakes-The party essential

I offered to bring dessert to a party this weekend. I knew I didn’t have a lot of time to bake, so I put the cupcakes together on Monday, and then froze them until Friday night when I decorated them for a Saturday party.

I cheated. I used store bought cake-mix and icing. I also had a spastic moment, and set my oven to the wrong temperature. I caught it after a couple of minutes, but my cupcakes had already risen too quickly. I turned down the oven, and prayed they would taste okay. Turns out, making them rise too fast made for a fudgier (yes, that’s a word) cupcake. I’m no scientist, so I don’t know why exactly, but they tasted great, and everyone was raving about them.

I pulled out some piping tools and tried to get fancy with the decorating. When I started to run low on icing, I switched to sprinkles.

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P.s. I also have an AMAZING new Nikon D7100. I’m in Heaven. It was an incredibly generous gift that I am beyond thankful for!!

Chocolate & Sea Salt

Chocolate & Sea Salt

Cookie Pile

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Playing with Depth of Field

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Images & Type

I took these photos of some cookies I baked the other day. You can find the recipe on my other blog, here.

I’m happy with the first photo, the lighting is good. The other two are a little too grainy for my liking. I think my ISO was a little too high…But I like the Depth of field.

I like that I can find flaws in my pictures, because then I can find ways to improve them. I’ll be more aware of my settings the next time.

I want to experiment with more food styling for my next project. Check out this amazing Pinterest board of food styling. I had to follow it as soon as I found it.