This was such a fun project, let me just tell you! So a couple years ago I was taking a photography class and we had an assignment that was completely open ended.
This week I want to talk a bit about where, or more specifically whom, I draw inspiration from. Before I started this blog I googled different things like “pastry chef blogs,” “food styling blogs,” etc etc. I found several different resources that I routinely look to for inspiration. Their work is far and away amazing and their blogs definitely push me to be better.
One of the first blogs I fell in love with is called Hint of Vanilla and it was created by a woman named, Megan, who is a pastry chef from Vancouver. She creates amazing spreads of decadent looking desserts. They often have several components and the flavor profiles she comes up with are incredible. I seriously like have a blog-crush. She’s an amazing photographer who has won several awards/been featured in different magazines and articles. I love that she includes photos of her making the desserts as well as the finished product. The overall editing of the photos is always so cohesive. And she includes the recipes for easy reproduction. Overall this is one blog that I consistently come back to to look through her archives. 10/10 recommend.
I love Broma Bakery for several reasons, but mostly because it was created by a woman named Sarah living in Detroit, MI. So basically me…I wish. She does more than just desserts and all her work is amazing. Her photographs are rich, crisp, and clear generally with pops of color. One thing that I absolutely love about Sarah is that she frequently posts to her instastory about her process, answering questions, and giving tips and tricks. One thing that I would love to do is spend the day with a food stylist and learn all that I possibly can. Sarah is actually having a 3 day workshop in Ann Arbor for food stylists but it’s quite expensive, like thousands of dollars expensive. *sigh* Someday perhaps *sigh* Not only does her website feature a ton of great recipes/photos, but it has a wealth of information about photography, lighting, editing, and more. 10/10.
Another great blog I follow is Style Sweet CA. I actually got her new Layered cookbook for Christmas and I love it to pieces. Her food styling style is bright and clean which I love. Her cakes always look so good and the flavors are pretty nifty too. What I love most is the fact that she makes tutorials for her audience. That’s another great way to reach people. 10/10.
Lastly, I’m including two other resources although they aren’t really blogs run by individuals. Bake from Scratch and Food52 are both amazing websites/companies with incredible amounts of information. They both put out publications such as magazines and cookbooks. Both have online stores featuring different kitchen gadgets, decor, and so on. And most of all they have recipes, tutorials, videos, how to’s, “bakers to know,” competitions, and so many other resources. I could literally spend hours perusing these two sites. 20/20.
There are so many other accounts/blogs I follow which I will put on my upcoming “resources” page. Stay tuned!
The best part of the summertime, in my opinion, is the fresh produce. I love, love, love fresh fruits and vegetables. That being said, sometimes I just really really need chocolate. Anybody else? Just me? A little while back I bought these little ramekins and […]
Anyone that knows me really well knows that donuts are my absolute favorite treat. Tomorrow is National Donut Day (!) so I set out to find the best donut in Chicago. I present to you a comprehensive ranking of Chicago donuts to quantifiably determine the best, in the name of science, of course. (more…)