Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fun With Green Velvet Cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes

Someone commissioned me to make about 80 Red Velvet Cupcakes where the colors of the party were green and brown.  I tried using green food coloring instead of red and it worked pretty well.  A small yet elegant decorative piece was added on top of each cupcake.  

Green Velvet Cupcakes 2

I used fondant for the decoration but it wasn't a good idea.  I had kept some left overs at home and even in the fridge the decorations absorbed all of the moisture from the cream cheese and melted all over the tops of the cupcakes.  Maybe I'll try gum paste next time.

Green Velvet Cupcakes 3

I took these photos in an awful rush in the morning and I have to say.. they turned out very well!  Natural lighting is always indeed the best when it comes to food photography.  It was taken with my brand new Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens.  I still have to get used to it but it's definitely a change from my nifty fifty that I've had for over a year now.