Friday, August 3, 2012

Family Reunion Baking

Happy Friday!  We'll be meeting up with some of our extended family members this weekend and I have been doing some baking.  One on the things that I made was rhubarb crisp.  The photo at the top of this post is the rhubarb mixed with sugar, lemon zest, Cointreau (orange liqueur) and cornstarch.  The colors are so pretty and I liked the texture as I mixed it up so I pulled out the camera to take a few photos.  These will be great for digital backgrounds (I am still working on that recipe project!).

I like to take photos of recipes in progress and I am always thinking about images that will work as a page background.  It only takes a few seconds to snap a couple of photos and then you will have lots of creative possibilities. 

I also made some of our favorite black bottom cupcakes - chocolate cake with a cream cheese and chocolate chip mixture dropped in the center and baked.  I have posted this recipe a couple of years ago HERE and I even did some recipe cards that you can see HERE.  The Rhubarb Crisp recipe is from the Silver Palate Good Times cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks.

Provo Craft is continuing to give free access to a set of Cricut Craftroom Exclusive shapes each week.  This week it is the October and November Classroom images.  When you log in to your Cricut Craftroom account, select "my cartridges" on the drop down menu and you will see that the digital cartridge is listed.

This is one of the larger sets of images available as a Craft Room Exclusive so you'll be busy cutting out as many things as you can for Fall!  If you were a Cricut Circle member until the end of July, you will notice that you have access to ALL of the Cricut Craft Room Exclusives.  This will last through the month of August so you should check them out and decide if you need some of the cuts.  If you have a Gypsy, the rights to the cartridges will be added to it when you sync the Gypsy (and I imagine they will stay until you sync the Gypsy again...).  I used one of the sets today to finish off my big project.

I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  We have our fingers crossed that there won't be rain for the picnic...

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1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of using the photos for background. The cupcakes look wonderful and I've saved that. Thanks for the daily inspiration and such detailed instructions.


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