Baking with Bianca

Hello everyone!

I hope that everyone has/had a great Monday! I worked my 16 hour shift last night into this morning. Monday’s are a day of pure laziness and catching up on sleep. However, today I tried so hard to not be lazy! I only slept for about 4 hours but I was able to bake a cake for my puppy and cook dinner with my boyfriend!

How many of you are dog lovers?!

A little back story on me and my love for dogs. When I was younger probably about 2 years old, my aunt who used to babysit me would tell me that a big dog would come and bite me if I got too far away from her while playing outside. Needless to say, I grew up with a fear of dogs. It was the worst; not wanting to go to friends houses because they own dogs, having them put their dogs away while I was over, and literally climbing trees with no intention of getting down until the dog was gone and all because I was just petrified of dogs. Now fast forward, at 25 years old, I love dogs!

Anyways, while I was baking Enzo’s cake (his birthday is tomorrow) I wanted to take photos with my Samsung Galaxy S7. I feel that I don’t use the camera to it’s full potential which is one of the reasons why I bought this phone. The phones camera has a feature called pro, which gives you the functions like a DSLR camera. You can choose the aperture, ISO and so forth. While preparing the cake I decided to play around with the settings and these are how the photos came out!

Let me know what you think of the quality! I personally love the photos and I am thoroughly pleased with my phones camera!

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When I first took this picture I thought to myself… well I hope I don’t fail this! I am not a baker – my best friend is the baker, I am the photographer πŸ˜‰

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I was proud of myself for preheating the oven before I started preparing the cake mix. Typically when I make brownies or something I forget to PREheat the oven. Haha.

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I didn’t use a spoon to mix it…. I don’t actually know why I have a spoon there – lack of sleep probably.

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It was really hard taken this picture being as my right hand is my dominate hand!

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Of course, I couldn’t start baking without my DD!

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….time to mix the frosting!!

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Here’s the test, does the toothpick come out clean…. YES! First time testing it and it came out clean! I was so proud of myself, whenever I make brownies the first test always leaves brownie residue on the toothpick.

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Now, we wait…. for it to cool down and apply the frosting! Check back in the next post to see the final result πŸ˜‰

Overall, I am proud of the way that the cake came out.. I almost wish I could eat it! And I am proud of myself for taking the time to use my camera on my phone to it’s full potential! It gives me a good feeling to know that if I don’t have my DSLR around I can just snap a picture with my phone and it’ll look good!

sincerelyb

6 Comments

  1. Dalindcy Koolhoven
    January 9, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Oooooh you caught me off guard at the end there! Haha now I gotta follow you so I don’t miss the next post. πŸ˜‰

  2. January 9, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I am a fellow dog lover! The cake idea is genius, thanks for sharing.

    • January 10, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks! I bought the mix off Amazon!! It was super cheap and made in the USA.

  3. January 10, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I’m an avid baker, and a sometime photographer (it’s super hard to take photos of yourself doing things!). I’m looking forward to seeing what else you’ve got going on πŸ™‚ This makes me think I’ll have to post my famous chocolate chip cookie recipe on my website…

    • January 10, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Yes, you should!! I would love to try it out! πŸ™‚

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