Left Over Sponge Cake
This time last week I had the pleasure of once again taking some pics for my favourite retail company and one of the elements was food. As the food was not the focus, I purchase some pre-made food items for the shoot. One of those items was a plain ready made sponge cake, in fact, two sponge cakes in the one package. I only needed one for the shoot, so I had one left over. As I was in no way going to eat the cake and I hate wasting food, I decided to get creative with it before it headed for the trash. Accompanied with some cream, strawberries, powered sugar and some borrowed linens from Zoe, I spent the morning playing with cake and powered sugar on the floor of my studio.
I had such fun! There was no pressure with this shoot. Lately most of the things I have been shooting have had a sense of urgency as they start to melt or go limp. The cream did go south after a little while, but that is the beauty of whipped cream in a can! I tried lots of different ways of showcasing the cake, not all worked and some were fun but didn’t make sense. I even smashed the cake with my hands at the end – satisfying the kid in me, but ultimately only these four made the cut. I just love the shapes and the unique stories each image tells. It is hard for me to pick a favourite – but I think the first one takes the cake!