Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A sad story about cake and a camera

I have two friends. They are twins. They turned 25 last Friday.

So, last night, a few of us went out for dinner to celebrate. Then, we came back to my place to eat cake and play the Twilight board game (which, if you are wondering, is completely lame if you are older than 13. For example, one of our questions was: Have each player secretly vote for the player that would be most likely to become a vampire. If you guess the player with the highest votes, you win the challenge).

Anyway, Amy made this yummy, beautiful cake for us to enjoy. She makes some delightful cakes, that's for sure. I took a picture of it while it was sitting on the counter and then I carried it over to the table while we graced my landlords upstairs with a beautiful rendition of happy birthday.

And the rest of the pictures from the night look like this...

Why do the pictures look like this, you ask? Well, because as I carried the cake to the table, I had my camera (lens open, ready to snap photos) on my wrist. As I set the cake down the table, I somehow managed to set my camera face down on top of it.

Yes, my friends. I whipped icing-ed my camera.

The irony of this story is that the fabulous dude is constantly making jokes about the amount of food that is caked onto my camera as a result of all the food photos I take for my cooking blog. However, completely submersing my camera lens in whipped icing is a new accomplishment for even someone such as myself.

We managed to clean it off enough to take some decently non-blurry photos but then when I turned the camera off and tried to turn it back on to show the FD when he got home, the lens wouldn't open. It was stuck shut. He got it open with some prying and now it won't close. So the lens remains open whether the camera is on or not. The icing is still visible around the outer edges of the lens so I am confident that my camera will never be the same. We've been thinking about getting a new one for a while, so perhaps our decision has been made.

But for the next little while, until we make a decision about a new purchase, please just pretend that all my photos are not blurry and bordered with icing.

15 comments:

Brooke said...

lol :P happy camera shopping.

Annie said...

oh no!!
i won't mind the icing photos...wish i could've had some of that cake, it looks scrumptious ;)

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

this happened to me too! and the sugar sealed the shutter shut! hahah.

sorry that you have to get a new one but the cake looks tasty!

Shaina said...

Despite the camera casualty...the cake looks AMAZING. What kind of cake is it?

SnoWhite said...

I'm so sorry about your camera!! :(

the cake looks good though ;-)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hahahaha! I am laughing with you, btw. I would not laugh AT you. That would not be nice. I'm always nice. ;)
The cake looks yummy! Even on the lens. Look at it this way. When you look back at these photos, you can remember how much fun you had and how yummy the cake was. ;)

XO*Tricia

Brittany Ann said...

Well, you know what they say. Everything is better with icing!

Lindsey Carver said...

Uh oh.... to bad about the camera, but I hope your are able to get an amazing new camera! Maybe this on can stay in the kitchen as a "food camera" and the new one is for non culinary snapshots. ;) I hope you had an extra slice of cake for me!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

*giggles* Sounds like something I would do!! ;-) Hope it gets to working much better. ;-)

C @ Project Pretty said...

too funny.. I'll just squint and pretend all the photos are normal! :)

Taryn said...

oh no! I am sorry that your camera got iced. Chris makes fun of me too- It is his camera and I have totally taken it over for my foodie blog too. I haven't gotten it too dirty yet . . . but my luck is sure to run out soon enough!

Kristen said...

aww I am so sorry!! I have destroyed a camera before too, not fun! My mom submerged hers in water one time :) haha. and it still worked after we let it dry out!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi-
I came over from Holly at Homebody.
So sorry about your camera. It seems like cameras live a rough life! Bumps,hits,drops and landing in food...goodness.

Melinda

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

So funny! That cake looks so yummy!

(Get a Nikon.) :)

Lucky in Love said...

That cakes looks delicious!! Yum! And I think it's kind of neat that all of your pictures will have icing on them...those are the best kind :)