First, I have to admit that this isn't the cake I was going to photograph. The cake I wanted to photograph is Great Dane Baking Company's Blue Velvet Cake. It is a luscious cake with swirls of perfectly white buttercream. It's beautiful. But...the day I went to get one all the cakes in the case had slight imperfections in the icing. The sides had bumped into something. And that just wouldn't do. So I grabbed this beauty, the Mocha Cake.
This cake is layers of chocolate cake with a light and fluffy mocha mousse. The top is drizzled with melting chocolate and the edges are lined with chocolate pieces.
As with many food shots I had a vision in my mind of what I wanted to show the viewer. I waned to show off my new cake stand, but I also wanted a deep moody feel to the image.
What do you think? Which is your favorite?
This post is part of the On Our Plate series. Please check out Aerie Photography's Teriyaki Salmon!