A New Prop Inspires A Photo Shoot


I walked into Sur La Table last Saturday and look what I found! Isn’t this the cutest wire pedestal & cage cover you’ve ever seen?! I actually screamed when I saw it.


The pedestal is only about 6″ in diameter. I’m thinking this is a good addition to my prop stash as it was like getting two props for the price of one!


After taking these pictures I decided to make a cake from the cookbook I’m currently working through (The Kinfolk Table – review on my blog in a couple of weeks) and use my new little prop…


Hummingbird Cake. The recipe calls for 3 – 8″ layers, but since the pedestal is only 6″ I decided to use my mini cake pans, which are 6″ but a bit deeper than the larger cake pans. This made for a rather tall cake, which I thought looked pretty awesome!


I also added little viola flowers as a garnish, which are edible though we didn’t eat them.


Slicing such a tall cake was a bit challenging, but I got the job done!


The cake was absolutely delicious! Brian’s birthday is coming up real soon and he’s already told me he wants this cake. Geez, same cake a couple of weeks apart! I probably won’t make the tall version though.

It’s not often a prop inspires a whole photo shoot, but when it does it needs to be shared, don’t you agree?

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Linking up with Kim’s Friday Finds HERE. Have a great day!


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19 Responses to A New Prop Inspires A Photo Shoot

  1. So cosy feeling in your photos!

  2. Beverly says:

    Oh my goodness! Love the new cake rack and cover to pieces! And the cake ….sigh. The goodness. Love live the wee violets are a nice touch. In love and this series would be so lovely in a cookbook!!

  3. Julia says:

    Fab find! Everything goes together so well

  4. Lynn Palazzo says:

    Oh Carol, what a beautiful little cake , and your photographs are all stunning , stunning, stunning. I love your little cage cloche , it certainly does deserve a photo shoot , and the violas just give everything a nice pop of colour. I don’t get around to blogs much but was at Kim’s and noticed your thumbnail right away for the Friday Finds , glad I clicked on it 🙂

  5. Michelle B says:

    Really gorgeous images! I love the addition of the flowers, I didn’t know they were edible. I have never made a hummingbird cake. It looks too beautiful to eat. 🙂 Congratulations on being featured at Kim’s today, a gorgeous image there too.

  6. kim says:

    Carol… GASP….
    that is a an amazing find…. OH my goodness I need one… LOL….
    I can barely type this…. my heart is racing from the prop lusting….

    and what beautiful images….
    that cake!! wow… brilliant…

    big love…and enjoy the weekend. xo

  7. Melinda says:

    Wow- fabulous prop- and that CAKE!!! Beautiful images!

  8. Oh my truly wonderful Carol, it looks nothing like the cake I fixed for our dinner tonight, maybe I can trash it!!!! No we are friends so I will serve it to you anyway. You are one beautiful cook and photographer. See you soon

  9. Dotti says:

    Oh, my, yes! I love the bird cage/pedestal. But that cake looks and sounds divine. I love the post today!

  10. Sylvia says:

    What a great find, Carol !
    And that cake … oh my, it looks so pretty and delicious !
    Wish I could taste some … 🙂
    Congrats on being featured also … lovely images !
    Have a nice weekend,

  11. odile lm says:

    It ‘s a good idea to share those pictures with us Carol, I agree totally! You’ve found such beautiful and inspiring props, I’m sure that the wired cage and pedestal will be used again in many photos to come… and the cake… it’s a true work of art! and it looks so delicious… I’ve never seen such a tall cake… how long to build such a cake? I also love your eggs, the pale green ones are fabulous and so photogenic! wonderful series Carol, each picture offers so much to admire, such cuteness, such delicacy…

  12. Sarah says:

    That prop is so perfect for you Carol!

  13. Karen Olson says:

    oh my, hummingbird cake is the best! My daughter in law makes it. Totally love your new prop. And the wonderful images it inspired.

  14. Rese says:

    okay now – I totally know where I am going today! I ADORE that basket!

  15. I love everything about this post…your photos, the cake, the stand, the flowers all wonderful!!…..I’ll take my slice with a cup of coffee please.

  16. seabluelee says:

    I fell in love with your little bird-on-cage prop the moment I saw it on Facebook. I didn’t realize it belonged to the wire pedestal! I’d have been squealing with delight if I’d seen it in a store, too. Yes, definitely share-worthy! (And that cake looks awesome!)

  17. I would have squealed too! perfect prop…and that cake – looks heavenly – and I’m sure it tasted heavenly as well…

  18. Buckeroomama says:

    I love how you lay out your settings –beautiful! …and what a lovely find for the wire pedestal and cage cover.

  19. Becca says:

    Oh what a lovely find! I get in trouble on my walks because Sur La Table is only a short walk from our house! Lol Your cake looks yummy!

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