I recently spent a day at Boston Common Coffee Company, styling and photographing chocolate fallen cakes for a wholesale company, PR Specialty Provisions. With multiple cakes to photograph, and a huge spread of ingredients to illustrate how chefs can create different flavors, I was left with the tools to paint a blank canvas.
I faced two challenges – first, the plain cakes look a bit boring when they’re sitting all by their lonesome selves on a plate. My mission was to make the cakes look as amazing as they taste, so styling them well was essential. I needed to illustrate that the cakes can be filled with a chocolate or caramel sauce, or even ice cream. Knowing sauces do not translate well in a photo, I broke up the pool of chocolate sauce with pomegranate seeds and raspberries. They add beautiful color and texture to the image.
The shoot continued at my home, and I have to give a big thank you to my “lil’ sis”, Maliha, for helping me! From carrying plates to holding the background, it was nice to have a second pair of hands around! We had a fantastic time hanging out, listening to music, and being creative together.