Something is not quite right when the props around the food you take photos with receive more comments than the actual food itself. And lately that has been the case with the friends i hang out with.
The flowers i so often include in my pictures are by far the biggest attention hoggers. My florist of a friend for example was always commenting on the flowers, and never the food. The rest of them were happier commenting on the cups, plates, cutlery i used.
I guess i must have done a poor job on arranging the set-up to make sure that the spotlight is on the food. Or that the props i used were too much of a distraction. But whatever the case, today, i shall try going propless,
with this oatmeal chocolate chip cake, with caramel glaze.
The original recipe for the chocolate chip cake didn’t ask for the caramel glaze, but without the glaze AND without the props, the pictures turned out so dull and dreary.
No one will grant a second glance at it and see for themselves what a soft, moist, chocolate chip cake this was. That would be a shame.
Plus, i am sure no one would mind the caramel glaze for one bit.
Yum yum. Beautiful golden, and semi molten caramel.
Then we sprinkle a little seasalt to further bring out the caramel, of course.
Now now, while this post have been fun without the props, i think i still prefer my pictures to have all its “supporting actors” in the background. I will definitely try to tone it down a bit and hopefully everyone’s attention won’t be sidetracked in time to come!