This has to be my first “Martha Stewart” type project since I have been home full time. Carter had a great time with it, so that is all that matters!

      Photo Details:
      Exposure time 1/10 sec, Aperture f/2.8 ISO 400, Focal Length 35 mm, Lens Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L, Tripod

      Why This Photo:
      While the quality and actual composition of this photo aren’t amazing by any means, I hate admitting this was the first time I have pulled out my tripod and looked up how to do a timer shot! Scary, yes, I know, but this was a perfect opportunity for me to do different things that I wouldn’t normally do.

      Challenges/Lessons Learned:
      Getting a shot at an angle where you couldn’t see the camera’s direct reflection was challenging (or me in it for that matter). Exposure was the other tough part – I was relying on the lighting within the oven (which wasn’t great) and then shooting through a window that wasn’t crystal clear … it all presented some challenges. Overall I am happy with how the cupcakes turned out – the photos and the taste.

      Here are the final decorated cupcakes, below that is my son Carter eating the frosting that he was using to decorate a handful and then his final decorated cupcakes. Notice how mine have lovely little hearts lightly placed on top. Well the holes in Carters are where he drove the hearts to the inside of the cupcake. Uhhhh, yeah.



      Cute! I am pretty sure 2chilibreadbowl would like them…but not the ones with the big puncture wounds. ;)

      Happy Valentine’s Day!