Springtime Cupcakes, Flowers and Gratuitous Photographs!

Hi Everyone

Some gratuitous photos today - but how can you go wrong with some Springtime Cupcakes and Cosmo Cricket!!

I have really been trying to improve on my photography and having seen a few manufacturers request submissions with projects photographed on a white background - I decided to give it a go.



I have made the cupcake toppers and flowers using the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection. These flowers are super simple to make - why not check out the tutorial on how to make them here!


You can see my tutorial on how to make the embossed icing on top of the cupcakes here.


I really think these photos are WAY over-edited but I couldn't figure out how to balance everything right - so now I not ONLY need to work on my photography - but I need to learn more about editing too!

I have taken all of these outside but the light this time of year (approaching winter) is SO different to how it was all summer - so now I need to learn about lighting conditions too!


These pictures show the same flowers against different backgrounds - it's amazing how different they look depending on what is behind them

Same with the cupcakes.  So much to learn and so little time!

Anyway - we have heaps of birthdays coming up in our family - so there might be more cupcakes to come. Check out this post here for a template for the cupcakes plus some ideas for a boys birthday party.


Would love to hear your feedback on the photos PLUS any easy to understand hints on improving my pictures 

16 comments:

  1. Your photos are awesome as are your cupcakes. I'm thinking I might give it a try for my son's birthday.

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  2. i am loving the toppers! and i am with you on the difficulty photographing projects! ugh!

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  3. Love these..so fun!

    kiki
    www.kikicreates.blogspot.com

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  4. oh, these are darling! so cute!

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  5. those cupcakes are darling! really cute.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  6. SO cute!! I love the little bug toppers! Would love for you to link this up :)


    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  7. These are simply too cute! I think your photography looks great!

    amber @ barbwired

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  8. What pretty toppers. I think they look fabulous and so do your pictures. You have a talent there. :)

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  9. Saw your cupcake toppers at Paper Issues. They and the flowers are wonderful!

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  10. These are so cute! I featured them on my blog!

    http://whimsicaltwist.blogspot.com/2011/07/life-is-sweet-yes-it-is.html

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  11. I saw these at paper issues and had to stop by. I just love them!



    --Cheryl--
    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

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  12. These are so cute - perfect for spring!

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  13. These cupcakes are so cute- love them!

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