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    • Definitely Tash, I like to see what we’ve been missing out on when discovering new recipes! πŸ˜€

      If you’d like, I can send you the gram version of this recipe too since I weighed the ingredients to work out that. πŸ™‚ Thanks Tash.

    • I’m so glad you’re in crumb cake land too! It’s the best place to be.

      And you’re right, it does look as though there’s more crumb than cake. That’s because I had dessert OCD and smoothed the crumbs therefore pushing them slightly down into the cake batter so the cake rose inbetween the crumbs of chaos. πŸ™‚ Thanks Kayle.

    • Haha, I don’t think so. It’s because the colours are off on this photo. I do most, if not all, of my baking at night and lately I’ve been behind so baked and photographed on the same day. Darn the winter months and sunsets at 4pm! πŸ˜†

      Thanks Eric.

  1. Lisa this looks fab! I’ve never made crumb cake either and will definitely be trying after this! All the cinnamon in there is amazing. Your photos look great and better than my daytime photography πŸ™‚ I was thinking of trying to make a homemade lightbox so I could do more photography during the week πŸ™‚

    • Yes, make a crumb cake – you won’t regret it. I have the recipe worked out into grams if you want it in grams? I weighed the cups to work it out so exact grams given that I used myself. πŸ™‚

      Ad so not true about your photography! *shakes head* I wouldn’t say you’d need a lightbox really. They can be pretty n’ all but if you have an external flash with a diffusor then you can carry on without.

      My photography is mainly done at night (since it gets dark at 4pm, darn winter) with an external flash and on-camera diffusor (Stofen) and a reflector. The only problems I have is shutter speed dropping too low which can be resolved by a tripod and white balance which can be resolved by a grey card. πŸ™‚ I do need to dig my studio lights out the loft though, would be so much easier than faffing about editing after. πŸ˜•

      • Thank you for that advice, I’ll definitely be looking for a diffusor now. I’m loving the photography, but man it’s an expensive hobby! I need a way of photography during the week, as I’m only really baking at the weekend at the moment and I miss it during the week! πŸ™‚

        • Tell me about it! I have a thing with the Canon L lenses because they’re weather sealed (I do motorsport photography too – it’s quite dirty πŸ˜† ) and paid Β£800 many years ago for the 24-70 2.8 L. Not to mention almost 3k for the 5D body alone.

          At night time though, I’m loving my 50mm 1.4 (the 1.8 version breaks easily). I just ensure that I bump my ISO high enough that the shutter doesn’t drop below 60. Anything below 60 and you need a tripod. A good rule of thumb though if your using a zoom lens without IS is to use the same shutter as the zoom when handholding to prevent camera shake blur.

  2. I will admit that I sometimes make muffins just for the crumb toppings. At other times, they start off as crumb-topped muffins, but by the time I’m done letting them “cool” and bringing them to the party, they are crumbless sad little muffins…me and my picking habits! That being said, I really can’t wait to give this a go.

  3. As the unofficial Mayor of Crumb Cake Land, I’d like to welcome you πŸ˜€ Stay as long as you like.
    Your cake looks absolutely perfect! And a little extra cinnamon never sounds like a bad idea πŸ˜‰

    • I’ve got my passport now so I’m a citizen for life. πŸ˜€ But thanks for the welcome masterful Mayor. And a bit o’ cinnamon sugar never hurt anyone… unless you’re allergic to cinnamon that is, then I wouldn’t recommend it.

      Thanks Jess.

  4. I loooooooove New York crumb cake. I’ve actually made one about 2 months ago. It;s DELICIOUS !!

    Wonderful photos btw – really tempting looking

  5. The last time I had a crumb cake I was in school and it came from a Little Debbie package! I’m inspired to try a real crumb cake!! Thanks for sharing with One Creative Weekend!

  6. Is this as good as it looks? Of course it is! If I had some here right now, my family might not find out it about it. I’d eat it all myself with a big glass of milk! πŸ™‚


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