In high school I took a class called "Consumer Education". I'm not sure why it was offered but for some reason I was scheduled for it. Maybe I thought it would be an easy class (sounds like my thought process during that point of my life). I didn't know at the time but this class would have a huge impact on my life! There was so much that I was exposed to but this particular blog post reminds me a lesson on marketing food products. There are so many details when photographing food to make it look delicious. You know, tricks like adding just a little bit of soap bubbles to the top of coffee to make it look like it was freshly poured. Or the use of white glue to help make a beautiful and long lasting whipped topping for a dessert.
Well, I am all about "natural" pictures. I don't do anything fancy to make my food look any better than it is in real life. But, I did learn a tip about cookies that I wanted to share. I have always been impressed at how great chocolate chip cookies look when made by a bakery. Mine have never looked as appealing! While watching a cooking show one day I heard them mention a trick that totally makes sense to me.
The tip: after you have your cookies rolled into balls and on the cookie sheet - add a few chips to the top. After they have baked you will be left with perfectly visible chips on top of your cookies!
|In this picture I did some the regular way and |
some with chips on top to show the difference.
|Okay - I should have added more chips on top but it worked!|