I find myself examining every photograph differently now. When I look at a cookbook, magazine, or internet, I look how the photographer styled the food, what they used as a background, and the way it was lit up. I bookmark styles that I really like and try to use them later in my own photographs. However, being an amateur aspiring photographer, recreating them can be quite difficult. Combine that with my lack of linens and plates, you get a very frustrating photo shoot!
While photographing this cake, I was exceptionally frustrated. The pictures were just were not coming out right. The contrast of the background and the foreground were not working together. Thank goodness I had two huge pieces of moist chocolate cake in front of me to console my frustrations!
On to the cake. I have a go to recipe, but I was out of oil so had to either make another (umpteenth time) or find another recipe. I am glad I found another recipe, because not only was this cake simple and quick, it was absolutely delicious! The recipe is from foodess.com. I was in a rush so I followed her directions exactly, which I would totally recommend. This recipe needs not adjustments!