Striking Places Guilty Pleasure Photography: Rice krispie cakes with pretty pink sugar flowers, higgledy piggledy soft sponge wedding cakes adorned with amigurumi bride and groom from Jennie and James’ wedding to the Hatfield House, Coach House Restaurant’s chunky rocky road slabs and home baked coffee and walnut cake. Not forgetting to mention the irresistible, sweet and creamy strawberry cheesecake from St Albans’ Bar Meze. We love them all. Whether we’re photographing food for one of our clients as part of their brief or part of the static imagery that accompanies their Google 360 virtual tour, we want to ensure everyone who sees the food wants to taste the clients’ delights. Tempting customers into our clients’ businesses with our food photography is uppermost in our minds when we choose the subject, background, lighting and camera settings for each dish and delicacy.
Our guilty pleasure gallery came about after we discovered that not everyone had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We decided to share our yummiest cakes and desserts. One of the team is gluten intolerant, but doesn’t have to go without as we bake this delicious gluten-free lemon drizzle cake from the BBCs Good Food website and we recommend any of the gluten-free chocolate cakes by Nigela
# Interesting Fact No 7: Guilty pleasure (noun) something such as a film, television program or piece of music that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard. Something that brings immense pleasure but is considered taboo, or not good for you, too expensive or naughty. Everyone has a guilty pleasure – for the Striking Places team there seems to be a consensus that for us it’s CAKE!
# Interesting Fact No 25: Cakes have been around since Egyptian times when they made honey sweetened dessert breads.