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Vanilla & Chocolate Layered Cheesecake
Vanilla & Chocolate Layered Cheesecake

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Date: Jul 14, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Thank you everyone for leaving your comments. This is all so very encouraging. Love baking and cooking and really like photography so this challenge was perfect .

This is my own custom recipe.

I'm so sorry about the delay in details. My browser crashed while I was typing it all up. Here we go...

Main Layers:
Wet ingredients:
1/2cup Milk
4 large Eggs
2sticks Butter (room temperature)
1/2cup Sour Cream
1 1/2 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese(room temperature)
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2cups Sugar

Dry ingredients:
1tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Baking Powder
1/4tsp Salt
2cups Flour

Middle Layer:
1cup Powdered Sugar
1package Cream Cheese
1/2cup melted Bittersweet Chocolate

2cups Powdered Sugar
1package Cream Cheese

Preheat oven to 370F.

Mix butter and cream cheese with mixer's paddle attachment till creamy.
Mix in sugar, then add each egg one by one waiting for a good mix between each one. Scrape the sides, next add sour cream, milk and vanilla.

Sift all dry ingredients together. Turn down mixer speed and slowly add sifted dry ingredients to wet mixture.

Pour into two spring form pans and bake for 30min to 45min, until crust is nice and golden. Let cakes completely cool then assemble. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and shaved chocolate bits. Decorate the sides with cookies of your choice. You can pipe the icing on the cookies to use as glue. I used these

Place: 9 out of 134
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07/24/2008 02:42:37 PM
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07/23/2008 06:24:58 PM
This is exactly the kind of thing I'd expect to see hanging in a bakery. Well done!
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07/23/2008 04:48:30 PM
Love the DOF in this :-) Congrats on top 10.

You've put me to shame that you took such a great photo at your age.
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07/23/2008 05:57:15 AM
Congrats little techo Kat you nearly beat your big brother.
07/23/2008 12:06:19 AM
Congratulations Kat! This looks very yummy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 08:55:51 PM
Tight....I want cake!
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07/22/2008 08:35:07 PM
Nice work. The tilt might be a bit heavy but a bold choice to offer the DPC crowd. 8
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07/21/2008 02:49:51 PM
I'll be back for the recipe on this one. Looks wonderful!
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07/21/2008 01:29:08 AM
looks like a page right out of a cookbook, nice work, great dof.
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07/19/2008 10:46:59 PM
That looks sooooo good.
Great shot.
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07/19/2008 08:46:40 PM
looks extremely yummy! great textures and dof. Would like a coloured tablecloth to offset white though. 7
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07/19/2008 11:56:03 AM
great angle, DOF and framing! Well done. This comp speaks volumes of your talent and vision.
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07/19/2008 10:39:59 AM
well taken ....9
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07/18/2008 01:11:37 PM
Nice lighting and background! 9.
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07/17/2008 08:43:58 PM
I want some of that. Looks delicious.
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07/17/2008 09:59:30 AM
I really like the angle you shot this at for it adds visual interest to this cake shot. Colors are good and lighting is as well. I know the main focus is primarily the slice of cheesecake, but I think that you could have increased the DOF to include sharp detail of the cake in the background. Having both yummy elements in sharp focus would not have hurt this composition - I feel it would have helped it more for it would give the eye even more to feast on. There are two elements here that hold back this image from moving out of the above average category and into the exceptional category. Capture all of the plate and fork in their entirety - as well as the full shape of the cake in the backdrop. The reason is an echoing of shapes to create visual interest. What I mean by that is the circle shape of the plate would automatically draw the eye to the circle shape of the delicious cake in the background. Second, I am just not so sure that the cutting block was a good element to break up the white of the table, plate and cake. Without it, the image would have a cleaner more minimalistic look such that the cake and only the cake is the main subject our eyes will see. Still a good photo bumping up to a 7.
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07/16/2008 10:19:01 AM
I like the shallow DOF and the strong contrast. I think the angle is just that little too much.
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07/16/2008 09:38:29 AM
I'll take a slice! Did you make this? It looks so pretty! Nice composition, crop, and lighting too! 10
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