Spice Cake With Brown Butter Frosting

Image of spice cake on a wood and marble cake stand. One slice of cake being taken. Scene surrounded by orange linens, plates and forks.

If you’re in the mood for a fall dessert, look no further: this spice cake with brown butter frosting is perfect for the crisp season. I don’t bake cakes often but when I do, I bake a huge one. The “go big or go home” philosophy applies to this spice cake topped with brown butter […]

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“No” Is Not Failure

overhead image of creamy summer berry popsicles over ice, surrounded with strawberries and blueberries.

Here’s a little industry secret: “no” is not failure. We’ve all been there. You pitch your services to a potential client and they say “no, we aren’t looking for any new partnerships at the moment”. Or you send along a project quote and they respond with a “sorry, it’s out of our budget”. It would […]

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No bake lemon cheesecakes in a plate, garnished with lemon wedges and graham crumbs

Are you craving cheesecake but don’t want to use the oven in the summer heat? This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe is for you. Listen, we all love a good cheesecake but who wants to bake one in the sweltering heat? Not I, amigos. This is why I made these no-bake lemon cheesecakes for dessert instead. […]

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Spicy Mango Margarita

This spicy mango margarita screams summer vacation! I was so excited to partner with ANBL to bring you this awesome summer-inspired cocktail. It’s mixed with Patrón Citrónge Mango Liqueur which is made with natural mango essence. This smooth liqueur by Patron adds the perfect exotic twist to my favourite cocktail. Patrón Citrónge Mango Liqueur is […]

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Why Undercharging Can Lead to Burnout

Undercharging in your food photography business can only go on for so long. Here’s the thing: constantly undercharging for your services can (and likely will) lead to burnout. Why? The answer is in the numbers. I’m sure you’ve heard fellow food photographers say that undercharging hurts the industry. We’ve preached again and again about not […]

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Brown Butter S’mores Cookies

Brown Butter S'mores Cookies by Cashmere & Cocktails

If you’re looking for the perfect play on the traditional campfire treat, consider it found. These brown butter s’mores cookies are THE ONLY sweet recipe you’ll need this summer. S’mores + cookies = love in my opinion so it only seemed natural to marry the two and create these Brown Butter S’mores Cookies. This match […]

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How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Spoon of chocolate ganache and jar by Cashmere & Cocktails

Want to know how to make your own rich and creamy chocolate ganache? This post is for you. Chocolate ganache can be used in all kinds of delicious ways. I’ve used it as a topping, a filling, a frosting and even as a killer hot chocolate base (it’s mind blowing, no joke). Contrary to what […]

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The Importance of a Licensing Agreement

Article about the importance of a licensing agreement by Cashmere & Cocktails

Did you know that commercial rights are required before a brand can use your images? If your images are used with the purpose of generating a revenue for a brand/business (via social media posts, product packaging, commercial blog, ads, email market, etc.), commercial rights must be granted by you to them. This is where a […]

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Top 3 Things to Establish Before Taking on Clients

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Here’s the thing: I made a lot of mistakes when I first started taking on clients. Like, A LOT. Looking back, there’s a long list of coulda/woulda/shouldas that I should have established before taking on food photography clients that honestly make me cringe now. While I can’t go back and undo the mistakes that I’ve […]

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars with Sprinkles by Cashmere & Cocktails

Sugar cookie bars are what I consider the perfect party square. These sugar cookie bars are soft, sweet with just a hint of tangy thanks to the addition of cream cheese. No lie, the frosting is creamy buttery perfection. This recipe tastes just as good as the classic sugar cookie but without the fuss of […]

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