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.

strawberries and cream float overload

strawberries and cream soda float

red straw red lips pink float

foamy fizzy creamy pale pink strawberry float

strawberry ice cream with vanilla cream soda overflowing

Make your own Berries ‘n Cream float:

French Berry Ice Cream
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

posted byStellaand filed under:  Fruit  Ice Cream  Sarah Jane   Vanilla

14 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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

Aug 24, 2011 · 10:11 PM

SJ is now shooting “food porn”. Love it!!

 · Janice ·

Aug 24, 2011 · 10:33 PM

Love the photos, as always. Who knew floats could be so sexy?

 · Katherine Martinelli ·

Aug 24, 2011 · 10:41 PM

Glad to see the photos are going over so well Looks great!

 · Kaitlin ·

Aug 24, 2011 · 10:44 PM

What’s a deadly to say! moving right along …the floats look post Sarah’s pix are great.

 · Deadly · 

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 ·

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] ·

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…


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