NYC: An Afternoon Tea Shoot with Chambre de Sucre

Thursday, August 25, 2011 6comments No tags Permalink 0

Hello! How is everyone’s week going? Pierre and I have been back from France for over a week now, but it’s turns out I’m quite good at something Pierre has coined, “vacation reality.” A refusal to live in real reality, opting instead for a frou frou dream world.

That’s not so bad, no? ;)

Yesterday I did a fun and memorable product shoot with Chambre de Sucre. They’re doing a new product brochure for the sugars (an adorable “how to use your sugars” booklet) and we hired Diana for the design work. Very excited for the new booklet to come out soon, it will be awesome!

Wanted to share a few of these outtakes with you. We took what seems liked a million photos, most centered around the theme of afternoon tea. The hardest part will be narrowing down to only six photos for the booklet. We brought in many pastries from Bosie Tea Parlor, but some were damaged in transition including this Rose Ispahan. Lisa joked that it was probably for the better, since we wanted to eat it anyways! Rose, raspberry, lychee, and macarons, could there be a more beautiful combination?

Arranging the afternoon tea set. Macarons in darjeeling and yuzu. Tea sandwiches in egg salad with thyme blossoms, cucumbers with dill and cream cheese, and cheddar cheese and pickles.

Eclairs with chamomile cream and a tidy layer of summer strawberries, darjeeling showed up again in a tart form, alongside layered chocolate chai cakes, lemon and matcha tea cakes and plenty of sugar to go around. Can you tell we were having fun?

We didn’t forget the tea of course!

  • K and S
    August 25, 2011

    looks fun and lovely!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 25, 2011

    Thanks Kat! Hope everything is ok in back home? Looking forward to you posting again soon, missed your posts! ^_^

  • anonymous
    August 25, 2011

    I don't think you have vacation denial at all. It is far more likely that vacation is your reality and no it is not bad at all.Alan

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 25, 2011

    Hi Alan! Oh man, thanks for catching the error! It was supposed to say vacation reality (I was just in denial of the real world haha ;) Hope all is well!! ^_^

  • Cassaendra
    August 27, 2011

    Hi Kathy, Welcome back to whichever reality! :) Looks like a lovely time and I absolutely love this set of pictures!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 28, 2011

    Thank you Cassaendra! I like the idea of "whichever reality" hahaha ^_^

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