First one in a long time. This is a little spot I found by the truckee river

First one in a long time. This is a little spot I found by the truckee river

 
First photo I have posted in decades. Oh my goodness right?! So I have recently gotten into baking more and more and the more I do it the more I want to try new things and modify old methods. This is the first 3 tiered cake I have made by myself. (Without mamas help)…

I did lots of research on types of cakes and flours and special tips and tricks for getting your cake to look fabulous. I’m all about presentation so not only does it HAVE to taste good, but it must look like it belongs in a bakery. (At least somewhat). Much like photography, baking is an art that you must try an fail and try again to get what you want. I started this at 11 pm and finished at 4 am!!!! Yup, my roommates actually got up to get ready to go to work as I was headed to bed. So anyways, lets get to the technicals of the cake.

This is a 3 tiered dark and semi sweet chocolate flavored cake with a hint of espresso. The layers are filled with a raspberry compote and the cake is topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache. The frosting is an Italian version of raspberry vanilla buttercream. This buttercream is tastier in my opinion than the American buttercream, but the method took much more time. I was afraid I was going to over boil the sugar, but it came out perfect!!! Whew!!! All in all I think I did good. What do you guys think?

First photo I have posted in decades. Oh my goodness right?! So I have recently gotten into baking more and more and the more I do it the more I want to try new things and modify old methods. This is the first 3 tiered cake I have made by myself. (Without mamas help)…

I did lots of research on types of cakes and flours and special tips and tricks for getting your cake to look fabulous. I’m all about presentation so not only does it HAVE to taste good, but it must look like it belongs in a bakery. (At least somewhat). Much like photography, baking is an art that you must try an fail and try again to get what you want. I started this at 11 pm and finished at 4 am!!!! Yup, my roommates actually got up to get ready to go to work as I was headed to bed. So anyways, lets get to the technicals of the cake.

This is a 3 tiered dark and semi sweet chocolate flavored cake with a hint of espresso. The layers are filled with a raspberry compote and the cake is topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache. The frosting is an Italian version of raspberry vanilla buttercream. This buttercream is tastier in my opinion than the American buttercream, but the method took much more time. I was afraid I was going to over boil the sugar, but it came out perfect!!! Whew!!! All in all I think I did good. What do you guys think?

 
You brighten up my day every time you like a post of mine And I'm just saying, you're freaking awesome. Xoxoxox

EeeeK!!! :) I tumblr love you! YOU are just as awesome and beautiful and full of more awesomeness squared <3

 
This is me&#8230; It wasn&#8217;t taken by me, credit to John Carter here, but I decided to try out a shoot with him and I just got this sent to me. It&#8217;s a preview from the shoot and I think I really like it :)

This is me… It wasn’t taken by me, credit to John Carter here, but I decided to try out a shoot with him and I just got this sent to me. It’s a preview from the shoot and I think I really like it :)

 
The adorable Wilkerson-Neckels Family candid moment during their shoot.

The adorable Wilkerson-Neckels Family candid moment during their shoot.

 
This is not taken with my Nikon, but I have an obsession with old cameras. Here is the newest working member to my camera family :)

This is not taken with my Nikon, but I have an obsession with old cameras. Here is the newest working member to my camera family :)

 
 
The Jess Lighting Mini shoot. I took about 3 shots of this pose and it turned out this one was my favorite. But somehow her pup Wookie snuck into the back. Thank goodness for photoshop :) it&#8217;s a learning process but I&#8217;m excited for more learning curves to come

The Jess Lighting Mini shoot. I took about 3 shots of this pose and it turned out this one was my favorite. But somehow her pup Wookie snuck into the back. Thank goodness for photoshop :) it’s a learning process but I’m excited for more learning curves to come

 
Haven&#8217;t posted in awhile. School has been kicking my butt, but yesterday I had the pleasure of working with Jessikah on a mini shoot. This was one of my favorites. Today I have a family portrait to shoot, so wish me luck!

Haven’t posted in awhile. School has been kicking my butt, but yesterday I had the pleasure of working with Jessikah on a mini shoot. This was one of my favorites. Today I have a family portrait to shoot, so wish me luck!

 
This isn&#8217;t taken with my dslr, but I was enjoying some patio dining and the rays looked amazing as the sun went down&#8230; So I whipped out my iPhone and took this shot :)

This isn’t taken with my dslr, but I was enjoying some patio dining and the rays looked amazing as the sun went down… So I whipped out my iPhone and took this shot :)

 

Me

Ok, so my photography blog of the week was found by looking through a few new blogs I started to follow. I chose THIS one because of the emotion conveyed when I looked through each of these photos. The one you see above is the street photographer himself. I love looking through photographs that people take of strangers just going through their day to day life and a part of me wishes I had the guts to do the same exact thing. (It’s harder than you expect) …. I guess it goes with the whole idea that I am self conscience of what I am doing and wondering if people think I am weird, but heck! I am just as much of a stranger to them as they are to me, soooo…. why not right? Anyways, please take a look at this guys photographs. They truly are inspirational :)


Knutsen Photography

 
If these old building could talk&#8230; I would probably be up all night listening to its stories

If these old building could talk… I would probably be up all night listening to its stories

 
It&#8217;s moments like these when I wish I had a macro lens

It’s moments like these when I wish I had a macro lens

 
 
Clouds are beautiful

Clouds are beautiful