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3rd PlaceTiramisu Cake

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Challenge: Comfort Food (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Date: Nov 4, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2012

[Nov. 11th, 2012 03:10:24 PM]

Ok -- it's a tiramisu cake from Fresh Market. The comfort food that came to mind first was stew -- but I really didn't want to cook and do photography. The next thing that came to mind (so that I didn't have to cook) was fresh market. When we want a dessert comfort food, we go to their bakery section. Their baked goods are so incredibly beautiful -- you can't decide if you want to look at them or eat them. Either way, they truly are a comfort food, because you can just sink into them and let your worries just melt away...

This actually wasn't my comfort food. My husband, daughter and I went and we each got to pick out our own comfort food, and I was going to photograph each one. I started with my husband's on Saturday night, just to play with a modified light box to see what happened.

I really couldn't think of anything interesting to do with it. Since there were so many layers, I put it on a mirror to double the layers, but I didn't like the look.

However, I loved the way the sponge cake turned out in the close up. All of the little holes that probably sopped up simple syrup and coffee and cream and all of the good stuff...

anyway... you get the idea. :)

My comfort food was a strawberry pillow. It was a croissant, filled with whipped cream and strawberries, drizzled with chocolate, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. What I was planning on doing with it was a shot with a darker background, side lighting, and sprinkling powdered sugar to make it "snow" on the dessert.

That was supposed to be on Sunday night.

Nope. Bad migraine. Luckily I had shot the tiramisu the night before (because my husband had wanted to eat it!!), so I had an entry. :)

Thanks for the wonderful comments. :)

Seriously?? A yellow?? You people are crazy! But I'm greatly appreciative anyway. :)

Thank you. :)

Place: 3 out of 42
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11/13/2012 06:54:03 PM
Go, Wendy!
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11/12/2012 06:49:36 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy. Very tasty looking dessert - drat, I'm sure that just looking at it making my blood glucose rise.
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11/12/2012 01:18:54 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

You do, of course, realize that the red and blue ribbon winners have to share the food with the yellow ribbon winner... :)

I think read that rule backwards, the yellow and red need to share their food with the blue. I'm absolutely certain about that. :)

That cake looks so moist and delicious. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/12/2012 11:28:46 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! :)
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11/12/2012 10:53:54 AM
Most edible of the top three,nice image Congratulations.
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11/12/2012 10:28:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Wendy with such a tasty treat too:-) Your not the only one who loves the desserts and Fresh Market ...and the Strawberry Pillow croissants taste wonderful:-) The details on this close-up of the Tiramisu cake is amazing.
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11/12/2012 12:21:48 AM
Mmm, yum. Looks good enough to eat!
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11/12/2012 12:13:51 AM
Wow, Wen you ribboned with a 6.39!

Another one for the collection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2012 11:23:31 AM
Love the cake, but the images is lacking a bit of contrast, especially in the creamy parts of the image.
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11/09/2012 02:17:09 AM
mmm ñami ñami and nice picture!
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11/06/2012 01:29:16 PM
Yummie! Would like to see that one with a latte-macchiato-brown background. Think t would add warmth to the image. Would also have left some more of the cake reflection, perhaps.
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11/06/2012 12:02:17 AM
Looks yummy - and I'm sure it must be tasting even better - but that's a DNMC, nonetheless... I know it was not you who baked it... ;-)
But in fact, the image does convey a very inviting and delicious dessert - it waters my mouth, especially the details in the dough and layers. Well done!
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11/05/2012 12:18:46 PM
Awesome cake. Image diminished by ultra bland white background. Some sort of shading or a slightly different color would have really made this cake pop.
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11/05/2012 11:25:28 AM
Yum yum yum....so simple but effective. Great lighting on the cream swirls especially. 9 for public drooling
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11/05/2012 10:54:08 AM
Oh I want a piece of that...yummy! 10
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11/05/2012 08:13:39 AM
Ah, delicious. I can practically taste the layers of delight.
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11/05/2012 07:16:32 AM
Now you're talking!!
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