Food photography becomes very challenging when you have to stop to prepare the food yourself. This also means that a meal takes a little bit longer because you want to prepare a good background and take the image from a good angle with the correct lighting.
Above is the finished cake. The cake tastes as good as it looks. Below are snippets of the preparation of the cake. It starts with the soaking of the fruits several months earlier and finishes with the baking and decorating in December 2019.
The decoration was small silver sugar bearings and peanuts with chocolate coating of different colours and flavours. The smaller cakes were cut in half and served with custard or coated in chocolate and hazelnut fudge.
What happened to Christmas 2019? Where are the pictures?
The image above is to show that I prepared a Christmas meal. Always seek medical help if you do not feel well. Here is the story with pictures.
On the Saturday before Christmas I did not have any energy to move but I still made it out to do the shopping. In the image above there is a turkey concealed in the back of the fridge.
On Christmas Eve I jerk seasoned the turkey and went to Church for the night before Christmas.
It was Christmas Day and I proceeded to the kitchen to make a meal worth taking a picture off.
The turkey was placed in the oven. The kidney beans were boiled and added to the Basmati rice which was cooked with coconut milk. A sauce was prepared. Whilst this was happening I realised that I had no energy left. The greens and the roast food were not cooked. It was nice.
I was sneezing so much and needed a remedy. Honey, Lemon and Ginseng was taken with Ginger.
When I got better I added my steamed vegetables and the frozen potatoes in duck fat with honey glazed parsnips.
A cake was made and covered in roll out icing and the remaining eggs used to make breakfast and more images to complement my meals.
Christmas or special occasions are the best times to capture images of food. Presentation counts. Have a good meal and exercise.