The audience was split into two groups that swapped – one group outside with chocolate chip cookies while the other half was inside the Foreign Cinema gallery with a layer cake setup. Distinguished food stylist Denise Vivaldo named a slice of cake and “pretty much anything completely brown” among the Top 10 Hardest Foods to Shoot, so the subjects were well-chosen. Gorgeous fresh fruit desserts would have been too easy. Mother Nature does all the heavy lifting.
To wit, even the shot below of a strawberries & cream cake roll from Jennie Schacht’s Farmers’ Market Desserts that completely misses the cute swirl of the filling looks pretty compared to all thebrown and beige of the cookie box below it. (If you disagree, feel free to leave a comment. I would love to know why!)
Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll from Farmers' Market Desserts
Cookie box with Carmelized Coconut Macaroons, Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies and Whole Wheat Sables with Cacao Nibs