Friday, March 12, 2010


One of my co-workers is celebrating her birthday this weekend, so the department thought it would be fun to have a little party in the afternoon. I made cupcakes!

I made cute cupcakes with dark-chocolate cake (scratch) and Swiss-meringue buttercream. YUM! I love SMB, but it's a pain to make! I had a separation issue. It was like the butter decided to melt, after being in a cold room? I didn't quite understand that one, but sometimes, things just don't go as planned.

My biggest gripe is the photograpy. How do you make your images look good? I have a FujiFilm Finepix s700 camera, and I've got to tell ya, I've had nothing but trouble with it. Most of my pictures come out with a yellow tinge, or the flash makes everything white. I've tried everything! It is so frustrating that of the 50 or so pictures I take, two or three are good to use.

How do you take your photos? I would love to have someone give me some tips. I think it's just the lighting in my place, I hate the yellow lights in my dingy apartment. :'(
Any thoughts?


cookies and cups said...

Your cupcakes are great!
I can say it's trial and error with the camera...but a few tips I have learned along the way (and am still learning every day) is to use the digital macro setting on your camera. It's usually represented by a little flower. Also, natural light, or a light box. Don't ever use your flash, it will ruin the pictures. Try both of those and I can guarantee you will be happier :)
Hope that helps!
Also, if you don't already, edit your photos in a photoshop can fix many lighting issues there.

Doubledouble said...

I know firsthand that these "cuppies" were delicious!