Happy Birthday Cupcake Time!
Two years ago if someone had come up to me and asked me for baking tips I would have scoffed in their face and started laughing openly. But two years ago if someone had asked me for photography tips I would have launched into a very long and boring conversation to promote my amateurish attempts :p
One day though I was surfing the ‘net (bored at work, you understand) and came across a whole new world of exciting photography online. Can you guess what I saw? It was food photography (or food porn as it is less modestly known as), specifically at this site. Yes. Really. I only started baking because I wanted to take photos. I couldn’t believe this whole unexplored vista of gorgeous contours and colors was within my grasp for so many years and yet I never took advantage of it. The beauty of a plate of gorgeously presented food presents a wonderful opportunity to be captured forever on camera.
Most stories begin at the beginning, but in my case the beginning is too far behind me (and looks far too amateurish to me) to return to at this point. So I’m going to begin at the end — the end at this point in time you understand, which is really just a beginning to something new!
So, a couple of weeks ago my older sister turned 28. And she had a simple request — for a homemade (cup)cake birthday cake. With 3-4 different kinds of cupcakes and with her name written: “Happy Birthday Pr****”. I loved the idea! A real baking adventure and inevitably gorgeous pictures to be taken at the end.
So I set to work with a vengeance and narrowed down to four different kinds (links will become active once I post the respective entries):-
- Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
- Tiramisu Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
The whole family got involved in the project and we bought some gorgeous supplies including a cake stand and flowers and came out with a wonderful result. Not bad for this baking novice 😉 Stay tuned for updates!
Oh and by the way, before I forget, just to introduce myself, I’m Sue, the baking novice with a terrible sweet tooth, over here at Tummy Rolls 😉