Macro Flowers (you know me!)

I managed to find some intriguing flowers while we were spottingย koalas in Kennet River. I had my new 30mm macro lens on so it seemed like fate! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! x desleyjane

Setting Cupcakes on Fire

Note that Julie tells this story very well here. It’s hilarious. Look at this beautiful cupcake. I can’t help it if they call it Bombe Alaska, and make me immediately think of fire! We tried vodka, not our most brilliant idea, but we had heaps of laughs (again check out Julz’ post, she has video!)….

More Pink Gerberas

Julie found these beautiful soft pink gerberas and I couldn’t resist getting up close and personal with them. And then I raided Julie’s props cupboard and found these little candies! Finally, it was my mum’s birthday on the weekend, so I used one of my favourite gerbera images to make this card for her: Wishing…

The Sweet Life – 7

Back to Julie‘s Studio we go and the site of the recent Cupcake Smash (Smoosh). Here are these beautiful cupcakes, strategically placed to hide the squished bits. And a couple of pretty little scenes: Here’s to enjoying the sweet life! x desleyjane

Five Minutes with Succulents and Felt

I have become quite addicted to Etsy, mainly to feed my planner habit (see Instagram @desleyjane_plans). I am always on the lookout for props for my flatlay shots that I do for product photography. I like things like marble, succulents (Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery), gold, pink, and anything fun and colourful. So…

The Sweet Life – 6

This was my absolute favourite macaron – it looks amazing and it was delicious. The flavour was just as vibrant as the colour. I could not help myself and had to take a lot of pictures of this one – it’s cherry coconut and it was divine, just divine, and I’m not that fond of…

Five Minutes with Raspberries

Welcome back to #regularrandom where we spend just 5 minutes with an object or scene, photographing it from different angles, with different light, figuring out which settings and frames of reference will give you the best results. We’re taking a very short break from cakes this week (I’ve posted a lot of cupcake and macaron…

The Sweet Life – 5

Ok, back to macarons, this is the second last one. I’m saving my favourite til last! This is a peanut butter and jelly macaron, with a peanut butter cream filling and a little centre of raspberry jam. OMG so good. And so pretty! I hope you’re savouring the sweet life! x desleyjane

The Sweet Life – 3

I hope you aren’t getting tired of my macarons! I’ve posted Espresso and Nutella Rocher previously. Today, it’s the Strawberries and Cream macaron and it did not disappoint. I must have been hungry since there are only three photos of this one – oops! Have a sweet day! x desleyjane

Five Minutes with Ms Robot #regularrandom

I recently posted Five Minutes @ Hellenic Republic which was a nice little challenge from one of my photography groups. After chatting with Robyn from Captivate Me, weย decided to make it a weekly event and I ask you to join in the challenge. Robyn came up with the clever hashtag “regularrandom” so we will use…

The Sweet Life – 2

I previously posted some Macaron Macro here – they were macros of the Espresso Macaron from this collection of little beauties. The second one that I tasted was the Nutella Rocher – oh yes, you read that correctly. A hazlenutty crisp pastry, which a nutella filling and a hazelnut in the centre. So good. Actually,…

The Sweet Life – 1

I was invited to The Portarlington Mussel (not Muscle) Festival last weekend. It was a lovely day – basically a market with a lot of vendors selling all sorts of things, including mussels, fresh from the boat. They were delicious! However, what I was fascinated with was the huge array of Macarons (not to be…