Photography Tips

So, you’ve made an amazing cake, your best ever, you’re super proud and want to share it with the world! Here are some tips to help you take great photographs to show off your masterpiece....

  • You don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos, most phones these days have great cameras. Try portrait mode on your phone, it blurs the background and keeps your cake in focus.

  • Make sure your background is clear and simple never photograph your cake on your kitchen counter top surrounded by clutter. Sample rolls of wallpaper are a really cheap way to create backdrop, just find somewhere to pin them up and take them down when you’re done.

  • Never photograph your cake in the box.

  • Try to shoot in good daylight if possible, a slightly overcast day is best, Direct, strong sunshine can cause over exposure. Never use the flash indoors. 

  • There are lots of editing software options out there, some are free, I like PS express and Photoshop Elements, they work great for what I need. Pic Monkey is also quite good. Play around with them until you find one you like. 

  • Watermark your photos, there are lots of apps for creating watermarks. I use iwatermark+ 

  • If you’re serious about your photos you can buy a photography lighting kit pretty cheap on amazon. Kitchen lighting is usually quite yellow and unflattering.

  • Good quality photographs make it more likely to get your work noticed and perhaps published in magazines.

  • Magazines usually require a high resolution image of 300dpi (dots per square inch). If you want to go down this route I would suggest investing in at least an entry level DSLR camera and some studio lights, you can pick these up from Amazon. It would also be an idea to purchase a vinyl, wipeable backdrop in white, these are also available on Amazon and on some cake decorating supply stores.