Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes + A Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

by alexandra

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So today, we have two orders of business.

One involves ice cream. And cupcakes, fudge sauce, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and… sprinkles. You know it’s gonna be good.

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes |

The other involves a GIVEAWAY!! Also a good thing, for sure.

So, first things first – Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes. I’m not actually sure that I’ve ever had a proper ice cream sundae before, so you could say I made these in an attempt to remedy that problem, but with a cupcake twist. In truth, my idea started out as cupcakes that look like sundaes, but don’t actually have any ice cream. But then I remembered last summer’s Ice Cream Cupcake Peanut Butter Cups, and I realized that – hello?! – why would I skip the ice cream? So I didn’t, and I ended up with these beauties: chocolate cupcake layer on the bottom, followed by Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, whipped cream, chocolate fudge sauce, homemade maraschino cherries (which is why they’re not a very fake color of red) and sppprrinkllles. Because a sundae without sprinkles is just… not as fun.  I made these for Best Friends for Frosting (which just relaunched their gorgeous new site!), so you can find the recipe there!

Second order of business: the giveaway!Tasty Food Photography eBook Cover(Photo via Pinch of Yum)

Today I’m giving away a free copy of Tasty Food Photography, an e-book written by the very talented Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. I’ve admired Lindsay’s photography ever since I discovered her blog, and the newly updated version of her ebook is an awesome resource for anyone trying to improve their food photography (which I know I’m ALWAYS trying to do)! The book covers all sorts of essential photography knowledge and techniques starting with the technical stuff (as in what the heck is Aperture, Shutterspeed, and ISO?!) and moving on to lighting, composition, set-up, props, editing and more. What I personally love about the book, though, is that it’s not just an impersonal, boring photography book. You learn crazy little things like tricks for photographing soup and keeping your food looking fresh.  You also get the inside scoop on how to juggle the work of food photography with everything else in your busy life. AND, there are videos; told you this wasn’t just another eBook!

Tasty Food Photgraphy eBook Giveaway 1

(Photo via Pinch of Yum)

I’ve discovered firsthand that if you want to learn food photography or improve what you already know, the best thing you can do is get your hands on some good reading and practice, practice, practice.

So… what are you waiting for? As I’m sure your ready to enter for a chance to win, let’s get to the details. The giveaway is open until midnight Friday, July 19th, and you can earn up to 8 entries using the Rafflecopter form below. Also, if you really want to own the book regardless of whether you get it for free or not, you can purchase a copy using the promo code newversion25 to get 25% off the price of the ebook (code is valid until July 31st). If you buy the book and happen to win the giveaway, Lindsay will give you a full refund, so it’s all good!

Good luck! Wish you all could win. ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tasty Food Photography eBook

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Pinch of Yum. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. There are affiliate links in this post. 

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Elaine @ hungrybrownie July 12, 2013

Two of my favorite desserts – ice cream and cupcake! You got me drooling now :) I bought the ebook and loved every single page. Very helpful and informative for beginners as well as for someone looking to improve their food photography.
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alexandra July 13, 2013

Totally agree! I think anything new you can learn helps you improve your photography, even if it’s just little things.
And thanks Elaine!

Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 12, 2013

Cute cupcakes, I love the cherries on top!

Katie July 13, 2013

I would love to learn more about “posing” food for photos. I do dozens of product photos a week for my ebay biz and they’re all done on a boring white background so it would be nice to play with something a little more creative. :)

Fran B July 13, 2013

How to pose pictures so that People will want to buy them.

Aimee @ like mother like daughter July 14, 2013

Food styling!
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Erika July 15, 2013

Ahhh SO GORGEOUS as usual!!! I’ve been craving ice cream way more than usual lately, so I was thrilled to see these show up in my inbox. These are so perfect for summer–I want to throw a party just so I can make these!! :)
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alexandra July 16, 2013

Haha thank you so much Erika!! Definitely throw a party because having these all to yourself could spell trouble… ;)

Erika July 15, 2013

Also, I want to learn more about photo composition!

The Girl in the Orange July 15, 2013

I would love to learn more about the technical color/light stuff: exposure, white balance, etc. Yeah, I’m pretty technically inept right now.
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Ruth July 15, 2013

I would love to win a copy of this ebook as I could do with some help to make my cakes look good :-)

Love your blog & photos just started following you recently on Instagram.

alexandra July 16, 2013

Thanks Ruth!

Marsha Hanzel July 15, 2013

I want to learn to create the most appetizing pictures possible of the food in front of me.

zosia July 15, 2013

What’s do I want to learn most about food photography?

To have beautiful photos to share with my family…we never spend the holidays together, because we live too far apart. This was I can send nice photos ;)

Lynda Del July 15, 2013

I’d love to learn how to take appealing pictures of food items.

Stacie July 16, 2013

How to get the perfect lighting so food looks appealing
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Lesti July 16, 2013

how to show food in a way, that it would look perfect and irresistable :)

Allie July 16, 2013

I would like to learn how to take the best photos

em July 16, 2013

this is such a great giveaway! there is so much to learn in food photography, this looks like a great start :)
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Serena Powell July 17, 2013

I want to learn more about lighting

Sarah Ashley July 17, 2013

I’m looking forward to checking out this book regardless of winning the giveaway or not. I’ve taken several photography classes and have lot of experience, but I’ve recently been discovering that photographing food is just different!
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Stacey July 17, 2013

Lighting and food styling.

Alice Kolonis July 18, 2013

I would love to learn lighting and picture composition. I enjoying baking and cooking but the pics don’t always look as good as my dish turns out.

Elle Belle July 18, 2013

Omg these would be perfect for national ice cream day on Sunday :)

Elle Belle July 18, 2013

I’d love to learn more about lighting and composition!

Lisa July 18, 2013

I would love to win this book because whenever I try to take a photo of my food it comes out horrible… or at least not as tasty as it looks in reality.

Katie @ Produce on Parade July 18, 2013

I’d love to win a copy of this book. Everyone can always improve themselves! :)

Mihaela D. July 18, 2013

I would love to learn how to take appealing photos of products and food items

candace July 19, 2013

I realllly need to learn about lighting!

carmencita August 31, 2013

I love your food items here in….the foods and the cakes were so deliciously photographed…love it much.

alexandra August 31, 2013

Thanks so much!

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