Donna Hay challenge # 2; the results!
The results of the 2nd Donna Hay challenge is in… Either this was too complicated or all my Plate to Page friends were too busy doing something else.. 🙂 In any case; there are less entries then for the first round but it’s quality that counts and not quantity so I’m really happy with the entries this month. I think we all agree on one thing and that is that this cake is truly delicious. Worth the making for sure!
In terms of the image that came closest to the original in atmosphere and mood is I think this one from Magda. The opening image here. Yes, sure she did not have a round wooden board, but as I have mentioned before; it is perfectly ok to use a substitute. No need to go out and buy all sort of stuff (although, if you need a shopping excuse.. be my guest) It’s maybe a bit darker then the original. I made that same mistake too actually as in my mind the image was darker then what it turned out to be on closer inspection of the image. Which goes to show that your eyes do play tricks on you. In terms of Magda’s image I love the way her icing drips over the cake. Yes it is a little bit too thin but still it looks so tempting to me!
The difficulty in this image was – when working with natural light – that you were forced to block out some of the light making using a black flags as they are called. I think all in all a great exercise and if you haven’t seen them already; go and have a look at the other entries. You can find the links below:
Athena, also first time entry ever has a blog linked to her photography site and she also took a shot of her setup which is really interesting. Check it out here. I loved her entry and thought the colors looked very similar to the original!
And let’s not forget my lame attempt with a broken Bundt cake.. You can see it here, if you must know.. Will do better for next time! Recipe you can find there too!
Which one is your favorite?