Wednesday August 24, 2011
Ukiyoe (images of the floating world)
Floats, made of nothing more than sugar and bubbles and cream, embody frivolity. Excess. Indulgence. Playfulness. Or so I told Sarah when she asked me to describe what I thought about floats, not as someone who makes desserts, but as someone who eats them.
I didn’t have any expectations for how she’d capture those concepts, but I didn’t expect that, in the end of it, I’d be wiping off psychotically red lipstick and mopping up a few liters of cream soda. BraveTart indeed.
I’ve never participated in a “Wordless Wednesday” before, but when Sarah finally sent me her photos, I felt like anything I could possibly say would just be redundant.
Make your own Strawberries ‘n Cream float:
11 comments and counting
Aug 24, 2011 · 11:20 AM
Am I the only one that thinks that last float picture looks sexy? Cause I do!
· Nelly Rodriguez · www.cookingwithbooks.blogspot.com
Aug 24, 2011 · 12:35 PM
I’m with Nelly. The whole set of photos are so sexy, so subtly inappropriate. All that creamy foam and red lips. Yum.
/not a creeper, I promise.
· Emily · www.nomnivorous.com
Aug 24, 2011 · 8:37 PM
I normally stay clear of making any comments on Brave Tart. Stella is a genius when it comes to writing, and well, I’ll just sit back and take some photos instead. However, when I read what Nelly and Emily had written, I knew I had to say something! Stella and I had a BLAST indulging in these floats!! Red lipstick, intoxicating blue eyes, and a float that had curves like a Greek sculpture! When I took these photographs, I couldn’t help but feel kind of “dirty!” I love that you ladies feel the same!! Happy Baking!!
· sarah jane · www.SANOLAphotography.com
Aug 24, 2011 · 10:11 PM
SJ is now shooting “food porn”. Love it!!
· Janice · adventureveryday.blogspot.com
Aug 24, 2011 · 10:33 PM
Love the photos, as always. Who knew floats could be so sexy?
· Katherine Martinelli · www.katherinemartinelli.com
Aug 24, 2011 · 10:41 PM
Glad to see the photos are going over so well Looks great!
· Kaitlin · whisk-kid.blogspot.com
Aug 25, 2011 · 10:40 AM
@Nelly, you’re totally right. Sex. Y.
@Emily, I nominate (nomnominate?) your comment for best ever. “so sexy, so subtly inappropriate” lol! I think so too. XD
@sarah jane, yay! You’ve come out of the shadows. I had such a hard time choosing which of your photos to use. So many good ones!!
@Janice, ha! Yes, indeed.
@Katherine, Sarah Jane knew. I certainly didn’t. When I got these photos back from her I was like, “woah momma!”
@Kaitlin, thanks for your encouragement a while back. I was a chicken.
@Deadly, uh, yes, moving right along…
Aug 28, 2011 · 2:23 PM
I always thought food can be better than sex..and much less bother hahaha – besides, who has had their heart broken by a nice hazelnut meringue EVER ? So I am going for the full YES for this post. More, more, more !
· Modern Counntry Lady · moderncountrylady.blogspot.com/
Aug 30, 2011 · 1:23 AM
Oh my. I have be SO obsessed with floats this summer, you have no idea! The cravings hit a few times a week, and I just can’t help myself. These photos are FANTASTIC. They definitely capture magic of the ice cream float in all its glory
· christine [the sugar apothecary] · thesugarapothecary.blogspot.com/
Aug 30, 2011 · 7:49 PM
@MCL, hahaha, so true. I’ve never had my heart broken by dessert!
@christine, I am so glad I’m not the only one on a float binge lately. They are way too much fun. I’m posting one more before the summer’s over…