Five Minutes with Chocolate Cake – RegularRandom

A few people have pointed out that I haven’t done a RegularRandom with something sweet in a very long time, and they’re right! So, today is the day.

A quick look at the rules:

A quick recap of the #RegularRandom rules:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

As promised, chocolate cake. This is Caprese Cake, which is a chocolate and orange torte, layered with a chocolate cream and coated with a delicious crumb around the sides. It was amazing.

Let me set the scene.

This is my kitchen table. I picked up the vase recently, as I wanted something to display this pretty little felt ball posey.

After these long shots, I got in close. All the photos in this post were taken with my 30mm macro lens.

Now, there may or may not have been some “interference” with the subject at this point. I mean, there’s a cup of tea, a fork, what’s a girl to do?!

Could you resist?

Share your “#RegularRandom with me?

x desleyjane

 

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. loisajay says:

    A girl has to do what a girl has to do! The cake looks luscious but I love that plate, Desley. OK, so I tried doing this this evening–take photos for 5 minutes. I photographed some pound cakes I had just baked (we were on the same food wavelength!), but mine turned out total crap. So I had to eat them and then start again…..I will keep trying.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha oh dear Lois. I’m sure they weren’t that bad! I’m so glad we were on the same page. I bet they were delicious! This cake was. Thanks so much. Oh the plate is Marie Claire. I got a set of 4 when they were clearing them out. I use them every day.

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  2. Wow, that looks insanely rich and scrumptious! I don’t know how you held out so long before you ate it 😛
    here is mine, some more of my new scotch box, https://juliepowell2014.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/regular-random-timber-scotch-box

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It was delicious. Quite light tasting really, as the cream layers were quite whipped. It was amazing.

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  3. Victo Dolore says:

    OMG, that looks delicious.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Alright! I confess! It was AMAZING 🙂

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  4. What a totally different cake from the usual. I like the implied presence of the appreciator of fine chocolate cake.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Meg – you’ve inspired me to do another post later in the week to show more of the scene that I was working on when I decided to have some cake. Stay tuned 🙂

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  5. Sue says:

    Haha! You couldn’t resist….but I must say, you’ve captured the moist texture, the allure of this cake very nicely 😊

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Sue. It was deliciously moist, I enjoyed this shoot for a number of reasons 😀

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  6. Tish Farrell says:

    That is one wonderfully squidgy cake, so enticingly presented.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tish, it was deliciously squidgy 🙂 It was standing up much straighter in the bakery but it didn’t do so well on the car ride home.

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      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Sign of a good cake – being inherently collapsible 🙂

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I like your style Tish 😉

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  7. I’m wondering how you could have waited for so long to eat this luscious cake! These are explicit nude cake scenes, food porn shots, and one can almost feel the softness and taste of the cake.
    If we were having coffee…you wouldn’t have shot anything because I would have devoured the cake while you prepared the tea.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahahahahaha! Yes! And I would have let you devour it. Sooo good.

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      1. I’m there, please take me to this bakery. Orange and chocolate is heaven!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Come! We will go there every day.

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          1. That’s a deal and I’m afraid Durk is totally looking forward to it.

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Yum! We can walk there.

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              1. There is a WhatsApp message for you!

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  8. Hi desleyjane, Durk here. I started mouth watering when I saw your cake photos. Well done! Big kiss.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Big kisses back! Hi! Oh yes, it was a delicious cake. I’m sorry I didn’t save you some but I will buy you the whole cake when you come over! x

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      1. Sounds like an invitation. Are you free from Sept 23? We are having a week of vacations… 😉 x

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          1. Let’s plan for next year during our spring!

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  9. Su Leslie says:

    Luckily I’m not a fan of chocolate cake, so I can see past it’s (obvious) deliciousness and really appreciate the shots. And the plate! Love the plate.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. I don’t understand your comment. Not a fan of chocolate cake? 😂 Sorry Su, thank you, so much. Yes I love the plate too. It’s one of a set of four from Marie Claire, got them on sale and use them every day for even mundane things like toast 😊😊

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      1. Su Leslie says:

        I like chocolate. And I like cake. I’m just not crazy about putting them together. Carrot cake, christmas cake, banana cake with coffee icing …. drool.
        But seriously; I think even mundane food deserves beautiful plates. If it’s good enough to eat, it’s good enough to eat off something lovely.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Mmnnn banana cake with coffee icing. That makes me hungry. Yes I agree!

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  10. Drooling ….
    Fantastic series of photos. I can feel my waist expanding by just looking at that luscious cake!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha sorry about that 😊

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  11. Lignum Draco says:

    I’m surprised you had 5 minutes with that cake. It would have been gone in 30 seconds if that were on my plate.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha, thank you 😊

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