11 February 2008

Food Photography : Banana Strawberry Torte


kyung of David O'Conner & Lee Photography, in Portland, OR, graciously agreed to set up shop (i.e portable studio) one day after class, to photograph some of my plated desserts --- which were awaiting in the reach-in to be photographed. This was Kyung's first dabble into foodie photography --- as their company works capture more of the traditionally human element.

This dessert was my for my final presentation. It consists of French sponge, brushed with strawberry syrup, filled and finished with banana scented marscapone cheese, then garnished with fresh fruit and a chocolate screen, than drizzled with mango syrup. The plate design was given a stained glass effect , piped on first with tempered chocolate and then filled with honeydew melon -Midori syrup, Strawberry syrup, and mango syrup.

The flavor combination was very good --- the marscapone is so velvety, and it offset the banana wonderfully, and it didn't compete with the buttery layers of the sponge, just enhanced them.

I made all the components from scratch (with real fruit) and used my own recipes and calculated the per plate cost etc. I will post more of this experience in a post to come.

I really like plated desserts --- they are soo fun :)


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12:00 PM, February 11, 2008 Reply  

That's some dessert! Once on your lips...forever on your hips! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Would love to see the formula and the cost breakdown per unit. Happy baking Amber!
Best regards, David Aplin

6:50 AM, February 19, 2008 Reply  

Your dessert was absolutely delicious! Also David & Lee did a fine job capturing the image. Taking photos of food sounds easy, but it is a fine art just as creating the dish is.

Your plated desserts ROCK...stunning, each one of them!

3:45 AM, September 17, 2008 Reply  

Your dessert looks yummy!

7:44 AM, September 24, 2008 Reply  

Looks delicious...Its making me starving reading this site!

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9:32 AM, October 27, 2008 Reply  

Really delicious!

12:07 PM, October 29, 2008 Reply  

this picture is great, only see the image i want cook this cake!!

12:10 PM, October 29, 2008 Reply  

this picture is great, only see the image i want cook this cake

Ann
9:05 AM, January 16, 2009 Reply  

Wow!
This colorful desert is appealing me and my mouth began watering.Its look is really very delicious .

3:44 AM, January 20, 2009 Reply  

I think the best about this desert is its freshness.Well,It is tasty also.

Ann
8:29 AM, January 21, 2009 Reply  

Its nice to read that all components are made of real fruit.Well, I like the image so much and want to know your recipe.

1:36 AM, February 16, 2009 Reply  

Really nice ,
all my favorites are at a single platform.

1:04 PM, May 04, 2010 Reply  

Strawberry Banana Torte is so delicious to watch.I want to savor its taste by just looking at the picture.The chef is so lucky.I want to have a skill like you.

2:48 AM, May 08, 2010 Reply  

I like what you did on the strawberry. I like the color and presentation, it boost my appetite. It is much better if you provide a lot of pictures of cakes from back to front view. Cake is the best desert!

5:06 AM, July 06, 2010 Reply  

I tried this dish, only with cream! If you add the pine nuts - the taste turns sweeter.

2:13 AM, October 02, 2010 Reply  

wow..its so nice

11:20 PM, August 18, 2011 Reply  

The torte looks incredible. White sure does make everything jump off the plate. It would be helpful to see an article on food(dessert) photography for us photo novices out there.

Ann
11:21 PM, December 04, 2011 Reply  

Its nice to read that all components are made of real fruit.Well, I like the image so much and want to know your recipe.

2:02 PM, December 27, 2011 Reply  

ımmm looks sweet :)

7:38 AM, March 23, 2012 Reply  

This may be an old post, but I can't help but adore your work. You really are a talented food photographer..

8:59 AM, April 26, 2012 Reply  

Wow! Great plating!! I love the colors!

10:51 AM, May 09, 2012 Reply  

This is really attention-grabbing, You are an excessively professional blogger.

2:14 AM, May 18, 2012 Reply  

That's some dessert! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. I like the image so much

These are so cute and look absolutely delicious as well!

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