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Vanilla cupcakes and spiced lemonade – December Food Challenge

The Inspired Plate last theme for this year is Celebrate! It’s the very last day of the year and I am celebrating the end of 2012 and a wonderful year with the lovely ladies of The Inspired Plate by sharing with you images of summery treats that I enjoy – vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing and lemonade :D

December food challenge Celebrate - Sabatomic Photography

That lemonade quote “Did you wash those lemons” is courtesy of my little brother. The black specks are from the vanilla and cardamom in the spiced lemonade recipe. My family give me the kind of grilling that keeps me well grounded ;)

Spiced lemonade

In terms of the lemonade, it wasn’t too bad but Tom thought the last lemonade recipe we made tasted better. We still drank it all (with the help of my family). Was a good way to use up the massive surplus of lemons we have from our tree in the backyard!

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing

The cupcake recipe I chose had almond meal in it, which helped add an interesting texture to the cupcake. I decided to go with buttercream because I wanted to practise my piping skills! It was a good decision because the cupcakes came out of the oven with crazy uneven tops and the buttercream hides it all :D

Spiced lemonade

Photography – Sabrina Wong
Helper #1 – Tom (Thanks for helping me make the lemonade and stuck around to lend a hand with the shoot. Made my day a lot easier!)
Helper #2 – My bro (Thanks for holding the backdrops up!)

Did you want to see the recipes? I got them from Spiced Lemonade | Vanilla cupcakes  | Buttercream icing

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P.S.: Make sure you head over to the next food photography circle blog, it’s sure to be amazing! See Laurie Vengoechea | Southern California Food Photographer

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  • January 1, 2013 - 3:28 am

    Kim - Liv Life - Oh my goodness!!! Sab… simply fabulous shots! While I don’t have much to complain about weather-wise, your shots are a breath of warm fresh air. They belong on the cover of Delicious (isn’t that an Australian magazine?) Magazine!! Hope you are enjoying a fabulous New Year wherever you are. So happy you are a part of our group.

  • January 1, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Life Images by Jill - fabulous food photography! I am a would-be food photographer in Bunbury and I just found your site. It is great to link up with other foodies in WA, so I have added you to my blog list.
    cheers and have a great 2013.

  • January 2, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Tammy Bilodeau - How lovely are these Sab! A nice twist on the usual “Winter” fare we are accustomed to up here in the great white north. Great lighting and perfect props. So very cute

  • January 2, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Sab - Thank you Tammy! I am missing winter right now, it’s been around 104F in Perth lately and it’s not pleasant at all :( I guess one upside is that there’s lots of light? :)

  • January 2, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Sab - Hi Jill! Thanks for dropping by, it’s nice to meet another WA food photographer, most of my food photography friends are from the US :) Will add your blog to my reader too!

  • January 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Sab - Thank you so much Kim!! I do love Delicious Magazine and have so much love for the light, airy images of Donna Hay as well. I’m glad to be in the group! I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us, it’s so nice to be part of a group with people like yourself who are so friendly and also talented :)

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