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 


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

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

  3. Love these..so fun!


  4. oh, these are darling! so cute!

  5. those cupcakes are darling! really cute.


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

    Lolly Jane

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

    amber @ barbwired

  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!


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

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


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

    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

  12. These are so cute - perfect for spring!

  13. These cupcakes are so cute- love them!


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