Candle Cupcake

Recently, a friend had a birthday and I baked a simple batch of chocolate cupcakes for her. Because it was such a plain project I thought I’d try to photograph it a little differently and decided to style it sitting on a SOMA cube motif. I like how the  shadows turned out.


There’s my set up – light coming from the right from my apartment window, black board at the back. Taken with a 60mm 2.8f lens.



DIY Pretty Matchboxes

My bedroom is tiny and therefore I’ve kept it very minimalist – so minimalist that everything in it ranges from white to black and some silver trimmings.

I love lighting a candle at night and because my matchbox does not match the rest of my room I always keep it out of sight in one of my drawers. However, I decided to pretty it up with some paper craft work.

ResultsFor this DIY you will need:

A matchbox
A glues stick
Card stock of your choice (I chose black)
Coloured pen of choice (optional)



1. Measure the box and cut out 2 pieces of card stock in the shape of the matchbox (one for the front and one for the back)
2. Glue the pieces onto the box with a glue stick.
3. Decorate as desired.