Hi, I have the tutorial mentioned in a previous thread about taking pictures of a cake.
My question is what color backgrounds look best with what color cakes?
My fair entry is white fondont with two shades of purple gelatin flowers and pearls and a purple ribbon around each tier. It's not quite done yet but I'm trying to get prepared so I can take some good pictures before I take it to the fair. The only other wedding cake I've done was last years entry and I want to make sure it looks good in my portfolio.
I appreciate any suggestions.
When I take pictures of my cakes I use a dark background for light cakes and a light background for dark cakes. That way the cakes "stand out" in the photo. Your cake sounds beautiful...look forward to seeing it.
Thanks for the tip. I'm a little afraid with this particular cake because of the gelatin flowers. They are two shades of purple but are see through. I'm afraid a dark background (since the cake is white) would take away from the flowers.
What about a medium colored pink or peach color?
Well, the pink would look better with purple, imo, but if you have digital try both and see what looks best.
My suggestion is lavender, lilac, or periwinkle.
i know nothing about this topic but i still have a suggestion :
How about taking it with a window on the background or outside? so the light can go trough it?
I thought about taking a picture outside if my blue morning glories were a little more established but they aren't very thick right now and you would see the deck.
kimmypooh79, You don't think the flowers would get lost in the light purples? I like the periwinkle idea, thanks
The purples that I suggested are lighter in color so if the flowers are dark then they should stand out.
how about lemon yellow...a ver light shade. Not cream, not yellow duck yellow. I have a laura Ashely comforter that is soft yellow with purple and lavender flowers and it looks really nice.
Thanks for the help. My DD's sheets are lavender. I'll check it out when the cake's done.
Keep the ideas coming. I might be taking a lot of pictures and then deciding which I like best. Good thing this is a dummy cake.