April 5, 2012
Behind the Scenes: Our Spring Cakes Story
Posted by Shira Savada
The cakes story in our spring 2012 issue, "A Taste of Nostalgia," is all about new takes on some of our favorite classics. I snapped a few shots while we were in the studio, which smelled so sweet it was like we were breathing sugar.
1 Fragile indeed, this massive box held a five-tiered masterpiece inside.
2 Here's an aerial view of the box holding the coconut dream by Mark Joseph Cakes.
3 Mark Joseph gave us some extra coconut shavings in the various sizes and degrees of toastedness.
4 Mark Joseph said that this organic coconut shred was the most natural-tasting.
5 A close-up of the tiers.
6 Here's Emily of Lael Cakes with her dreamy creamsicle cake.
7 This cake was actually vegan, with orangeblossom icing between each layer. We thought it would pair perfectly with orange sherbet.
8 The pineapple upside down cakes on set.
9 All the ingredients, waiting off to the side in the sun.
10 The pineapple "petals" after being baked, have a fluttery shape.
11 A sketch of the story before we shot it.
12 Food Editor Kristina Kurek putting the finishing touches on these mini treats.
13 The red velvet cake, in its box.
14 We added some vibrant anemones, which were the perfect color.
15 A close up of the inside of the ombred red velvet. It was as delicious as you could ever imagine.
16 Here you can see it on set.
17 I didn't have any real behind-the-scenes photos of the minty ice-box cake. We shot it and then promptly devoured it.
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