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« on: May 04, 2008 01:19:33 PM »

...I make cake.

...I photograph cake.

...soon, I eat cake.

but for now...  Cheesy



Inspired by SesSpringett's first cupcakes (which are beautiful, by the way - as are your photographs of them!) & using this kids' recipe:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/easypeasycupcakes_74799.shtml

...I got overly excited about baking.  Roll Eyes
(this recipe was incredibly easy, too... want to make more for lunches etc.)



I made one batch according to the recipe, the rest I added a great deal of cocoa powder - I'm not ashamed!

Then, I improvised on the decorating bit - slapped on some vegan (!!) buttercream icing that I made, and sprinkled Green & Black's hot chocolate powder over the top.



Mmmm. I got mocked for photographing all of this, by the way. & here's a glimpse of the vegan chocolate cake(s) I made immediately afterwards. this took me a ridiculously short amount of time to do, & I'm absurdly happy about it.





Questions, comments & general enthusiasm for photographing baked goods would be greatly appreciated!

Hope you like the look of 'em! & be sure to let me know if you try out that recipe I linked to, it's so quick to do.

speak to you soon.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 01:34:17 PM »

Nice job.

My art director husband (who works with food photographers among others) was looking over my shoulder and told me to tell you have your photographs have great depth of field, are well composed and have a very nice use of color.  Smiley

So there you go. Hope that helps quell some of the mockery.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008 01:39:15 PM »

I use that recipe too! *squee* I don't know why I find that so exciting. They look good Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 01:42:19 PM »

okay, ummm...yum.

i must make these.

all silliness aside, your photos are great and how do you make your icing?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 01:49:51 PM »

youve got great photography skills! Good camera girlie!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 02:27:00 PM »

woah Cheesy cheers folks!!

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My art director husband (who works with food photographers among others) was looking over my shoulder and told me to tell you have your photographs have great depth of field, are well composed and have a very nice use of color.

hahah, I'm well chuffed. thankyou! basically I'm a photographer anyway but this is one of the first times I've played about with food. I definitely put that teapot there for artistic merit Wink

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I use that recipe too! *squee* I don't know why I find that so exciting. They look good Smiley

mann yeah that is exciting, what an easy recipe!! my word. but it may have started something that I can't possibly hope to control.  Lips sealed

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okay, ummm...yum.

i must make these.

all silliness aside, your photos are great and how do you make your icing?

Smiley thankyou! definitely show them off if you do make some.

for the icing, I used the instructions off the back of an icing sugar box... essentially it was 175g of icing sugar, 75g of butter (which I replaced with soya margerine, I thought it'd be weird but I was eating the icing out of the bowl  Roll Eyes), some vanilla essence (depends on your taste I guess, they said a few drops, mine has more than a few drops...) and then you stir in warm water in small amounts, until it's sort of smooth and fluffy. you could use milk or soya milk instead of water but I've never tried.

I think it'd probably set if I put it in the fridge, I'll let you know, I had loads left over!

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youve got great photography skills! Good camera girlie!

Cheesy cheers!


thanks folks! I really appreciate it!
I've also just sampled one of the cocoa/iced cupcakes... very fine. very fine indeed. the buttercream has set just a little bit on top but is still very smooth & creamy.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 03:58:42 PM »

My mouth is watering as I type.  They look sooooo good!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008 04:05:09 PM »

hey thanks for the deets on the icing!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 06:19:56 PM »

Love the pictures, they look fantastic!
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