July 6, 2015 by Sandhya Hariharan
Ever since I have completed 30 Day's to better food photography course, I have learn't to stare, gaze and study the images online. Trying to understand why that wonderful image has been staged like that ?Is the feel rustic or fresh or white or colourful ? Why the Napkin has been twirled and twisted and not just neat ? Is the photographer trying to convey a casual feeling or a fine dining or just for fun or what else?
In an attempt to learn and understand , which is non stop learning curve , I never fail to visit one of my favorite photographer's blog - Tartelette by Helen Dujarin.
I owe a lot of my learnings to the book Plate to Pixel and some enhancements to her blog too. Gazing through different posts , I came across this post on Honey Vanilla Cake at her's. Totally loved it. Made them twice . In my second attempt , I reduced the flour by 1/4 of a cup. I had made this wonderful tea cake in March , but for some reasons I did not find time to draft a post for it .
Wonderful is an understatement .. Mild and a glory at Tea Time for sure. You bet now , why I made it twice on consecutive days. The kids in the house loved it , but thats just one reason. I was no where convinced with my pictures the first day and the cake was all over. So I went to bake all over again and shot them !! Extremely pleased I did them all over again. Don't you think so ?? Have a look at the difference between the first set that's white and the new set in grey.