How to Photograph a Cake in Three Easy Steps
Arrange The Cake StylingArrange your cake as beautiful as possible; it can make a dramatic difference to your cake photos. Make sure your cake decorated perfectly, and looks very delicious. Play with cake styling. Then give decorations or add props around the cake, like a bowl of flour, pretty plates, forks, etc. a flashy decoration and related to the cake will also add a nice shock effect to the photo, such as sprinkles on a cake, or cut and slice of cake to show what's inside.
The lightingUse a soft; diffuse light sources to avoid hard shadows and highlights. Do not light up the cake directly from the front, because the light will fill all the shadows, and gives a flat image with no texture. Instead, the light from the side will bring out the texture and detail in the cake.
AngleBe sure to opt for the right angle, and it depends on the cake that you want to photograph. For example, the first picture (Chocolate cake with strawberries), most of the details are on the top, so make sure you to take it of the top of the cake so that the texture can be seen. Whereas, if you prefer to take the object from the side, try to slice the cake to show what's inside, so that the cake does not look flat and plain.
Here Are Our 12 Favorite Yummy Cake Photos
The following pictures were taken in a great way, resulting in photographs that look so delicious, have a peek at them, you might be drooling after seeing at the pictures below.
1. Chocolate cake with strawberries via Felicity Seidl
2. Winter Cakes via Monica Leggio
3. Sweet Cakes via Anatoly Vasiliev
4. Food Photography (Cake) via Anatoly Vasiliev
5. Lemon Tart via Neil Walton
6. Touches of Pink via Sigita Gliožerė
7. Halva meringue birthday cake via Agnieszka Piątkowska
8. Easter lemon & rosewater cake via Agnieszka Piątkowska
9. Cake au fromage avec pistaches et olives! via Rosa Cardoso
10. Blackberrie Cake via Rosa Cardoso
11. Carrot Cake with Spices and Lime via Rosa Cardoso
12. Berries via Lars Bronden Nicolajsen