First and foremost, thanks for stopping by and welcome to another post on BakingBoutique!
To speak the truth, I felt quite uninspired to write a post this week. This is not due to feeling lazy or having nothing better to do. It's simply because I did not want to disappoint my expectations on this here. Over on this blog, my typical posts are somewhat easy recipes, sharing step-by-step pictures of the steps and taking snapshots of the ending result. If you look back to previous posts, I've uploaded posts like so for a while. As of today, I would like to take the opportunity to take you behind the scenes of my typical recipe posts.
First and foremost, before I set off baking my sweet treats for the week, I must choose a recipe, undertake some research, select particular
ingredients which I may fancy eating or sharing. This can be difficult as in the past I've chosen recipes which are the hardest to prepare, and require impossible ingredients. Therefore, I'm always wary of what recipe I choose and
how much the ingredients cost, the time frame etc,etc.
Next, I go buy the ingredients, bring them back to the kitchen. I have an confession to make...I bake a day BEFORE my baking post uploads so I literally have a day to get all the photos, edited and perfected, up onto this blog, This explains why I found so much difficulty in consistency, last year.
When I measure my ingredients, the average time it takes to weigh all the constituents is at least 20 minutes to half an hour. I'm not too sure why this takes so this long. However, I prefer everything to be as smooth as possible, especially if I'm not familiar to what I'm baking.
Since the time it takes the weigh ingredients, I do this in the morning for when I bake later on, I'll be diving straight into baking.
From the time I preheat my oven and set the baking tray or cake tin or cupcake tray is only when I initiate my baking mission.
|Lighting is essential|
The thing about taking good baking pictures is two things; the lighting has to be spot on and you have to be hast with the photos, otherwise the mix will be exposed to too much air and you could potentially have a disaster cake. For that reason, I take pictures of the batter or eggs quickly.
The method of making the cake doesn't take too long. Nevertheless, there are occasions where I spend 2 hours or more in the kitchen, mixing, adding, baking and washing up, so I'd say it varies.
Shortly after I dispute the mix into the container, I settle the cake tin or tray into the oven, set the timer and take this opportunity to wash up s, in case I have icing to follow or I generally want a clean kitchen.
Also, I take this time to edit the first set of photos. The first set of photos is the process of actually making the sweet treat. By the time the cake's baking time is finished, I'm usually complete.
I allow the cake to cool and perhaps during them, I'm preparing the icing or still editing photos, it depends. For me, it sort of takes 10-20 minutes for cakes to cool so by the time it does, it's relatively late.
From then on, I take my cake out onto a nice plate or serving platter and I'll take a ton of snaps of the after result which is usually yummy. Sometimes the ending result isn't always a success. Because I like to keep it real, I will try to make the worst cake in the world look somewhat decent. If there's nothing I can do to save the cake's fate, I won't even publish what the cake looks like in the end.
That's not the final step. It's all about uploading those pictures on time.😅 The most realistic time for uploading photos is usually on a Sunday. However I like uploading my posts on a
Saturday. And so yeah... I hope you enjoyed this little behind-the-scenes journey. I didn't go too in depth with the behind the scenes but I may do so in the future.
*I WANTED to include my own personal photos behind-the-scenes but found difficulty in doing so. I may do so, however, upload my own photos sometime later
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OMG I love Harry Potter too! There's no way I haven't spoken enough about Harry Potter on here!😅Delete
cool. thanks for sharing this! :) anyway, just dropping by to say hello all the way from southeast asia! i hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like. have a nice day! :)ReplyDelete
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First and foremost, thanks for commenting! It's nice to see some new, established bloggers over on here. Secondly, it would be my pleasure to check out your blog. Sorry for the slow reply but I'd be delighted.😅😊Delete
This post is amazing! Thank you for sharing! <3ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I'll check your post about Coachella out now.😊😅Delete
I enjoyed the post, it was good to look behind the scenes of the blog. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Zania! I really appreciate it.😊😅Delete
No I really enjoyed this post! Such a good read its interesting to know these things :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I was sort of out of ideas when I wrote this so I really appreciate this feedback. 😘😀 I'll go check out your blog now.😊😅Delete
I guess I never thought about how much work goes into a food blog and how important timing is. It seems like it is a lot more work than a fashion blog because cleanup is involved as well.ReplyDelete
Yes exactly. I thought this post would be good insight into the life of a BAKING blogger. If you're not a baking blogger, others find it really difficult to understand the effort and attention to detail placed in every single post in order to reach the blogger's satisfaction of course.😅 Anyways, to stop rambling, thanks for your comment and I'll go check your blog out now!😊Delete
I understand you. I love to bake, but it takes sooo much longer when I decide to blog about it. :)ReplyDelete
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I'm glad someone understands me! It's so true! When I started this baking blog , I never realised how much work was required and what it'd take to achieve what I wanted for this blog. Anyway, I hope this post didn't put you off creating a baking post completely. As well as there being a lot of work and effort, it is somewhat amusing as well.😊 I'll go see your blog now actually.Delete
I loved reading this post! I'm a big fan of your recipes so it was great to hear your process and what goes on behind the scenes of your posts :D I really appreciate and admire how you take your time and how much research you do to find what works best for you before you create your mouth watering treats! :D Looking forward to reading your next one :)ReplyDelete