cake photography

Afternoon Tea at Three Sisters Bake

A bit of a blast from the past in that I did an afternoon tea shoot at Three Sisters Bake last year, but worthy of resurrecting it especially for the blog and therefore your enjoyment. But it does come with a warning, you may have the sudden urge to lick your screen and/or you may find yourself drooling uncontrollably for which I take no responsibility!

I was so pleased when the sisters asked me along to photograph their afternoon tea offering. Having worked with them a few times prior, I knew this would be a difficult undertaking. Seriously, you try spending lots of time pointing a camera really close up to mouth-watering delights and resisting the urge to eat it all! But hey, I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved their offering for kids, can't recommend it enough that you pop along to one of their cafes which you can find in Quarriers Village or Killearn. Enjoy!

Beau Gateau: The temptation of cake

One of the hardest parts of my job is when I get asked to photograph cake. Of course, the really wide shots, well, they're a walk in the park. But capturing extreme close ups of the texture and details? That's when this job becomes extremely difficult. You see, the biggest hurdle I have to overcome, is smell. Some of these cakes smell so good I can almost taste them without eating them. I begin salivating and my belly starts to rumble. I crave cake. I want to devour this work of art that sits in front of me. Sugar and chocolate are all consuming of my nostrils as I battle these incredible urges to eat cake!

Of course, the true professional that I am resists all temptation and I continue in capturing the creations of some of the most amazing cake makers around. Today it would be the turn of Micheala from Beau Gateau. Not only did Michaela ask me to capture some of her cakes, it took place in one of the most spectacular settings, St Andrew's in the Square in Glasgow. Below you will find a small selection of what we created that day and a brilliant example of what Michaela can do for you.