Category Archives: Dessert

Did Someone Say CUPCAKES?

Those who know me understand and accept my addiction to those delicious little treats and the local cupcakeries that feed that habit.  Most know that when they ask me where to go, the #1 place on my list is Dippidee in Lehi.  I mean, talk about heaven on a plate!

This is still one of my favorite images, taken last year, of their red velvet cake.

I don’t get out there as often as I like, in fact, I think I need to make a special trip and pick up some goodies I can hide from the kids in the back of the fridge.

The problem is that I have found that photographing cupcakes is FUN!  I can’t get enough.  My head is filled with ideas.  Well, I couldn’t wait anymore.  I decided I needed to learn how to make pretty cupcakes.   So I researched online, I bought books and I bent the ear of my friend, who made these:

Well, I finally got up the courage to make my first batch ever of home made butter cream frosting.  To be honest, it wasn’t good.  In my butter cream, add a little more emphasis on the BUTTER than the cream, and you might understood what it tasted like.  It did, however, make for a pretty decoration.

Here is my first self frosted cupcake.

So not bad right?  Yeah, it looks so much better than it tasted!  LOL!

Well, I am getting better.   Though I have yet to make a cake from scratch, (I totally cheat and use box mixes) my frostings are improving, in taste anyway.    Here are a couple from some semi successful attempts.

Lemon cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting:

Lemon cake with lemon butter cream and coconut:

Vanilla cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting and pretty pearls:

I know, these will never be as good as the sweet creations at my favorite haunt, but for pictures, thankfully, they don’t actually have to taste good, just look like it.

And my new motto:

Candy and Cutie

I was totally just messing around this morning and my two year old could not resist coming to check out what mommy was doing with the candy on the table and not high out of reach where he shouldn’t be able to get it but still does because he is the most stealthy little creature on the planet and “child proof” is not in his dictionary.

So here is a fav of the candy jars.

And here is my HUGE two year old… okay, not two yet, but he will be in two days and since he is as big as a 3 year old it doesn’t much matter anyway does it.  But really, could he be cuter with that California blond curly hair?  Nope.  And I am chomping at the bit to find out who taught my kids to say “cheese”!  They shall have a good talking to I tell you what!

More Beautiful Cupcakes

So I am pretty sure I have the sweetest job, and in more ways than one.   Here are more of these beautiful cupcakes.  I can’t believe the detail this woman puts into every little cupcake.  These were for a little girls birthday party.  Can you imagine something like this at your child’s baptism or wedding?!   Her website will be up soon and I will send you all her way as soon as it is.


Do you remember those beautiful cupcake pictures I did a little while ago?  The ones with the beautiful fondant work?  Yes, those ones!  Well, the talented woman who created those works of art made a collection for my daughters birthday party today.  I had let her know it was a horse theme and I had hoped for maybe a silhouette of a horse head or something.  I was blown away by the beautiful cakes she brought to the party.  The kids were more than impressed but that didn’t stop them from devouring them after we sang Happy Birthday.

Here are some pictures I took of them before these works of art were all eaten up!

Here is a close up of three of the four featured cupcakes.  I love the detail she put into the horse’s mane.  I really didn’t expect all that we got.  She went above and beyond.

Here are the silver horseshoes and flowers, AND check out the one with the lasso on the bottom!

And the whole collection on display:

Thank you so much Nicole for putting so much work into making these cakes so memorable for my daughter and for me.

Beautiful Cupcakes!

Last week I got the chance to shoot some portfolio shots for a new cupcake maker in town. She is just getting started building her site so I will send you a link as soon as I have one.

These cupcakes are not only delicious but beautiful works of art. Each one had detailed works down to the tiny flowers on the vines and it was a lot of fun for me to do these images to show off her elegant work.

Taking Stock: Tea Party!

I had so much fun taking my neighbors daughter into the field to have a little tea party and play dress up. My daughter even volunteered to come with us and join in the fun. The mini cupcakes and that awesome teapot were provided by Dippidee. Not only do they have delicious deserts, but some really fun dishes to go along with them.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Fourth Birthday to the place that proves I DO work for cupcakes!

I am still working on the latest set of images of some of the most delicious treats I have ever had, but I couldn’t end the day without posting one and thanking Dippidee for making my life sweeter. 🙂

Stop in today for a sweet surprise!