"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Posts tagged “cupcakes

What We Share

An enjoyment of baked goods. I didn’t eat any of these but I am sure we would have had fun together if we did.

flower cakes

Cake flowers from NYC shot last Spring

The enjoyment of flowers (although you’re a good gardener, I like to look at them)

flowers for marlene

Real flowers and bird eggs 

We are fortunate to share the love of grandchildren.  That’s the best thing to share.  Shared love and laughter. 

Have a wonderful birthday, Marlene! 

Happy Birthday Marlene.

(And you share a birthdate with my mother Marian VanSickle Hendricks born 1912)


Helping Pap Celebrate His Birthday

Anna, Maura, Michael and Jack helped Pap celebrate his birthday Saturday evening. (Donald is Erika’s dad)

Happy Birthday Pap

Try to not shoot into the light source.  Used the Canon 5D with the 50mm L series lens with available light

 

I photographed the three grandkids in the garage on the way to church.  Jack was under the weather and stayed home with Pap.

 

Grandchildren

Anna Maura and Michael in the garage.  You know how I love to photograph them in the ambient light.

 

 

Jack Thumbs Up

Not to leave anyone out- Jack giving the thumbs up after a good report at Children’s Hospital.  Photographed by his dad earlier in the afternoon.

 

 

Birthday party

Posing for their other grandmother, Marlene.


Bakery Window Reflections in NYC

from last summer when I visited my sister

Which would you choose?
bakery window

 

 

 

cupcakes

 

 

 

 

bruno


New York City Sweet Tooth

French Tourists

French Tourists Outside The Magnolia Bakery

IMG_5571

I really wanted to photograph the line outside the bakery.   When we went there on Saturday evening there were customers but no line.

My sister loves me a lot. She walked with me up Bleecker Street after our outing to Brooklyn.

I was able to photograph the line.

IMG_6049

Tourists from Japan on Sunday Afternoon – they found the reference in a guide book

Line at Magnolia Bakery

Here is the line at the Magnolia Bakery.  Often photographed and talked about.   My sister found a site online with 282 photographs of Magnolia Bakery products. Guess I was a little late with my desire to take this photo.  But I did it anyway.

Earlier in the day we walked through Chinatown on Mott Street

IMG_5855

IMG_5853

IMG_5852

IMG_5996

IMG_5649

Mary and I ate these delicious Hot Cross Buns from Rocco’s Pasticceria after we rode Jane’s Carousel  (part of tomorrow’s post)

IMG_5998

IMG_5935

IMG_5983

IMG_5982

Rabbits at Bruno Bakery

IMG_5979

IMG_5954

Anna Banana Cupcake

Cupcakes in the Angelique Cafe Food Cart

Doo Wop Group Select Blendz

Select Blendz-  Doo Wop Group in front of Amy’s Bread on Bleecker St.


Another Cupcake Heard From

No falling sprinkles today but one good cupcake leads to another.  My sister said cupcakes aren’t her favorite as the frosting is disproportionate to the amount of cake involved but many people are crazy for cupcakes.  I have seen a line around the corner on Bleecker Street at the Magnolia Bakery, many times.

A couple of weeks ago on a Monday, I went to a friend’s house and these chocolate cupcakes were the dessert.  Here is the recipe for Chocolate Heaven with Chocolate Buttercream.

I’m on a team for the Biggest Loser at work and we weigh in every Monday morning.  Good thing I had the rest of the week to try to make up for the indulgence.

I looked through the cookbook where J got the recipe from and everything sounded enticing.  Old fashioned baking with plenty of real ingredients. From Savannah Georgia, the  Back in the Day Bakery  is the name of the cookbook.  J had heard the owners, Cheryl and Griffith Day,  featured on the radio show Splendid Table.    Their specialty?  Vintage Desserts!

Chocolate Cupcake


Jim, the Baker at Slippery Rock

Field trip today with high school students, exploring  Slippery Rock Univeresity. The weather was almost like early Spring if you can believe it.

At lunch the kids were thrilled with the fare in the Boozel Dining Hall. Especially the desserts. Jim  the baker was gracious and allowed me to photograph him and his cupcakes but I was shooting into the window light so he allowed me to take another.  His coworker said he is already famous.  He told me he comes from England, or at least his forbears did.  It was crowded and loud and we had to catch the bus back to school. I wish I had gotten more info, how he became a baker and how long he has worked at the university. Thanks Jim!

What a great day the students had, touring and visiting the library and  a dorm room and trying out the climbing rock wall and pool, eating in the dining hall.

First photo taken with the iPhone.

And the middle portrait shot with Canon 5D with a 24-70mm L lens, available light,no flash ISO 400  f /4  shutter 100 

Final cupcakes photo with the Canon 5D as well. When you compare the first and third cupcakes you know you need your camera at all times.

Jim the baker with cupcakes

Jim the baker

cupcakes


Look What Jackie Baked for Mikey’s First Bday

My friend Amy ( mother of Mikey) brought in the leftover cupcakes her friend Jackie made for Mikey’s first birthday. Here they are on the counter at school for everyone to share

20120222-000358.jpg


My Friend Ellen Bakes

Usually cheesecakes but lots of other great stuff, too. And she made a tray of these chocolate cupcakes with tiny chocolate chips and cream cheese for the school meeting this afternoon.  So moist and flavorful.  Thanks Ellen.  She said take some home and I did! Three for the little cupcake stands my friend Joanne gave me.  One for Ray who came to fix the window and doors and one for Roberta who waited for him to come and for Steve who brought the lettuce home to go with the quesadillas.  I had already eaten mine at school but wished I had been piggy and brought another one home.   Thursday evening impromptu “dinner party”  with dessert by Ellen. click to see Ellen’s fridge

 

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips and cream cheese

Do you remember Ellen's refrigerator with the cream cheese and beer from July 18th posting?

 


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,063 other followers