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. :'(