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Chocolate Chip Cake with Caramel Glaze

Something is not quite right when the props around the food you take photos with receive more comments than the actual food itself. And lately that has been the case with the friends i hang out with.

The flowers i so often include in my pictures are by far the biggest attention hoggers. My florist of a friend for example was always commenting on the flowers, and never the food. The rest of them were happier commenting on the cups, plates, cutlery i used.

I guess i must have done a poor job on arranging the set-up to make sure that the spotlight is on the food. Or that the props i used were too much of a distraction. But whatever the case,  today, i shall try going propless,

with this oatmeal chocolate chip cake, with caramel glaze.

The original recipe for the chocolate chip cake didn’t ask for the caramel glaze, but without the glaze AND without the props, the pictures turned out so dull and dreary.

No one will grant a second glance at it and see for themselves what a soft, moist, chocolate chip cake this was. That would be a shame.

Plus, i am sure no one would mind the caramel glaze for one bit.

Yum yum. Beautiful golden, and semi molten caramel.

A little seasalt to further bring out the caramel. That will kick this up a notch.

Oh, did i mention that this cake is healthy too? It’s got oatmeal, whole-wheat flour. With such a high fiber content, that bit of caramel over it is totally justified.

Now now, while this post have been fun without the props, i think i still prefer my pictures to have all its “supporting actors” in the background. I will definitely try to tone it down a bit and hopefully everyone’s attention won’t be sidetracked in time to come!

Oatmeal Chocolate chip Cake

Recipe from Haverecipes-willcook

Click HERE

Caramel Glaze*

* You can use melted Caramel Candies, or make your own using the recipe HERE

  1. May 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Flowers what flowers?:) Hey where’d you get that serving spoon? Kidding. Your food is always the star. That sauce is just gorgeous.

  2. May 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Do you mean to say there are other items in the pictures aside from cakes and other wonderful delicacies? I never knew. 😉

  3. May 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    That oozy caramel definitely captured MY attention 🙂 Looks delicious!

  4. May 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

    No need for props for a cake that looks so good as that one!

  5. May 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    That sounds like a delicious cake and I love that it has oats and whole wheat flour. Yum! I think I will be trying that one sometime. I think your pictures look good 🙂 I always have a hard time trying to figure out props.

  6. May 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Your photos are gorgeous, with or without props. 🙂 The cake with that lovely caramel is beautiful!

  7. May 24, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Hi, I’m stopping over from Sweet As Sugar Cookies. Your choc chip cake looks really good with the caramel! Delicious!

  8. May 26, 2011 at 4:52 am

    This looks great and the caramel is sooooooooo necessary (and justified)! p.s. I love your props, including the flowers. I always look at the food first, then the flowers, because they are beautiful and they remind me that somewhere out there, it is warm.

  9. May 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Although I love your props and your photos, that sweet Chocolate Chip Cake with Caramel Glaze is my focus right now lol. Your desserts are wonderful and you know I love coming here for your chocolate. Keep up the wonderful work.

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