Photographing a plate of cupcakes sounds so simple. However, last week in the broiling heat it wasn’t. The first bakery I went to had no air-conditioning…the bakers and the cupcakes were both melting. Bakery no.2 was disappointing with drab cupcakes.
The following day I knew to special order pink, yellow and white cupcakes in advance. I photographed them in the comfort of the air-conditioned bakery, however the rush of wind current from the air-conditioning made the candle flames nearly horizontal (requiring later photo-shopping).
The last attempt was on my back porch where I set up a make-shift studio with white seamless background. I whisked the cupcakes out of the fridge into the broiling heat….lit the candles, and success at last. They tasted good,too.