These pictures from the new Ikea baking cookbook Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade Is Best) are so original and inspiring. The food stylist Evelina Bratell is clearly a genius and the photographer Carl Kleiner the same.
While most popular food photography and styling these days is warm, rustic, plebeian (plates angled onto a linen dishtowel with a decorative fork slicing through the photo,) these pictures are graphic, dynamic, modern and clean.
Are you starting to catch on to the format? Here’s some help.
these ingredients make…
These ingredients make…
Checker board shortbread squares!
These are the ingredients for Princess Cake! My favorite cake in the whole world and the one my mom would pick up from an Austrian bakery in our little town every year for my birthday dinner. Fluffy layers of sponge cake smeared with tart raspberry jam and then topped with fully whipped cream. This dome shaped cake is then covered in soft almondy marzipan tinted a delicate shade of green and garnished at the pinnacle with a little pink rosette and then dusted with powdered sugar. Not sure I will ever be able to get a copy of this book though.
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SarahOctober 7, 2010 at 8:58 am (13 years ago)
Lauren O'DonovanOctober 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm (13 years ago)
Wow these photos really are beautiful! They make me want to start baking asap!
HalieOctober 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm (13 years ago)
I want this to be a new online game! Show people the ingredients and they have to guess what it will make. Very cool post Lyd!
buckNovember 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm (13 years ago)