Photographing your cakes

Photographing your cakes

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Danielle Wood

When I’ve spent some time making a cake that I’m proud of, I love taking photos, whether it’s with my DSLR camera to share on my blog or just a quick snap on my phone so that I can document what I’ve made. Either way, here are a few things that you should keep in mind to make your photos stand out and show off your creations looking their best.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
a camera
natural light

Method

  1. Natural light is best for photographing food. If there is some colour in your cake you could try adding a prop which picks out the colour say, a raspberry cake with a deep pink napkin or a few lemons for a lemon cake. I also love using a simple piece of crumpled baking parchment under baked things in photos.
  2. Try experimenting with different angles. Does the top of your cake have some beautiful piping or artfully placed sprinkles? Try showing it off with an overhead shot. Imagine you’re about to serve your cake and think about the angle that you would naturally see it from if you were sitting at a table. Maybe there’s a knife or a stack of plates nearby? Or maybe you’ve just finished sprinkling some icing sugar on to the cake and there’s a bit left on the table? It’s nice to tell a bit of a story in your photos sometimes.
  3. If in doubt, keep it simple and have fun getting inspired by other photos that you like.
Tags:
cake
cakes
baking
decorating
party
special
occasion
birthday
april
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