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 Valentine  Chocolate-Cherry Torte
Valentine Chocolate-Cherry Torte
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Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: home
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

1 stick butter, melted
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 package 8oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
1-21oz. can cherry pie filling, drained
25 Hershey Kisses

heat oven to 350. Line 9" cake pan with foil and grease. Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs and beat well using spoon. Stir together flour,cocoa,baking powder and salt; gradually add egg to mixture, beating with spoon until well blended. Spread into pan.
Bake 25 min. or until set. (cake will be fudgy and not test done) Remove from oven and cool 10 min in pan then remove and cool completely on rack.
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Beat whipping cream until stiff; gradually fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cake. Add cherries in a heart shape. Border with Kisses.



Statistics
Place: 6 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.7508
Avg (commenters): 7.2121
Avg (participants): 6.3065
Avg (non-participants): 6.8555
Views since voting: 3407
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 325
Comments: 36
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/20/2006 03:15:51 AM
Thanks for all the great comments everybody!!
01/18/2006 12:38:52 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this lovely delactable dish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 09:39:07 PM
Yum. looks delicious. I would like to see a tighter crop on this. The light is good.
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01/17/2006 08:14:25 PM
Oh baby, yum yum. Wish I wasn't on a diet! Lighting is nice, the glass cake plate and soft white fabric help draw the eye to this lovely dish.
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01/17/2006 05:13:32 PM
another shot that could be in a magazine - very pretty and nice lighting - good job :)
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01/17/2006 07:10:01 AM
Lovely product photo, but isn't the centre of attention slightly off? The abundance of circles draws my eye to the centre of the photo, but that's not where maximum interest is
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01/16/2006 05:37:29 PM
Nice shot - like the crystal plate against white too
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01/15/2006 10:47:36 PM
It seems slightly tilted to the right; a perfectly level shot might have been just a bit more appealing. Nevertheless, nice capture.
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01/15/2006 09:23:12 PM
Looks yummy! Nice capture! (8)
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01/15/2006 12:19:13 PM
YUM!!!
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01/15/2006 10:13:26 AM
very nice
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01/15/2006 12:05:03 AM
Very yummy looking! Like the focus, the clear footed platter adds to the picture well, the red cherries really show well on the white icing and looks great surrounded by the chocolate chips. I think it would have worked even better from just a slightly higher angle to really show off the heart shape of the cherries, of course that is only my opinion. Good luck
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01/14/2006 10:58:02 PM
One word - YUMMY.....
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01/14/2006 12:17:29 PM
Very good... Thank you for bringing one of the best pictures into this challenge and actually not just snapshotting... Its great
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01/14/2006 10:06:44 AM
Very attractive, the heart design is perhaps too difficult to see clearly, a slightly higher elevation might have been stronger
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01/13/2006 09:22:24 PM
AAAAAAAAAmaaaaaaaaaazing!!
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01/13/2006 11:19:51 AM
Color, lighting, depth of field are all fine. General technical quality is good and background is OK. One suggestion would be to turn the torte such that the point of the heart is pointed directly at the viewer and edgepoints of the holder are level much the way a horizon would be made level.
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01/13/2006 09:24:08 AM
Waiting for the 14th of February to make this... Beautiful!!!
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01/12/2006 09:31:41 PM
Yummmmmmmmy looking. Very nicely done. Good luck.
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01/12/2006 03:49:18 PM
Nice picture, but more DOF would have helped
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01/12/2006 01:50:37 PM
I like this .. the DOF works ... and even centred it looks ok.
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01/12/2006 01:51:08 AM
Excellent one, I like this shot very much. Regards,
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01/11/2006 04:07:32 PM
WOW- did you make that? Very impressive.
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01/11/2006 03:36:58 PM
This looks great but at this angle it is hard to see that there is a heart in the middle. Also wondering if a darker background would have looked better.
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01/11/2006 03:28:48 PM
Lovely clean shot with great lighting on the product and lovely detail. The presentation is a bit flat - the central composition doesn't really strengthen the impact for me at all. I wonder if a really right crop taking out much of the cake stand would be stronger?
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01/11/2006 02:28:19 PM
Nice presentation! And the pic's pretty good too.
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01/11/2006 01:53:33 PM
GOOD CHOICE - SMS
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01/11/2006 01:29:51 PM
Nice presentation. Background is a little bland, would like to see some elements added for interest. Maybe some broken pieces of chocolate, a knife, etc.
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01/11/2006 11:03:08 AM
Attractive. Nicely done.
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01/11/2006 10:11:22 AM
nice torta and good composition of the pic
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01/11/2006 09:43:26 AM
Yum! Now if I could just get a taste... 10
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01/11/2006 08:10:33 AM
Your lighting is superb. Nice detail and DOF. Wishing for more height to see the top, and the heart to be twisted into a more centered position.
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01/11/2006 08:07:25 AM
oh, and just in time for Valentines day! Ok, I will certainly make this one for hubby! Great shot!
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01/11/2006 06:17:19 AM
After I figure out how to eat that thing, it might be tasty.
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01/11/2006 03:50:43 AM
makes my mouth water! yummy.....
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01/11/2006 02:26:54 AM
I don't think a white background was your best choice. The plate disappears at the back and it looks as if the torte is suspended in space.
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