French Cruller and Boston Cream Donuts from Cardigan Donuts in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota I ordered on DoorDash for breakfast the other morning. Before we began fully digging in I decided to start practicing with natural lighting and food styling in my Minneapolis, Minnesota home photography studio since we are still in lockdown from the pandemic.

 

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A yummy Boston Cream donut with a red cherry on top. Here is the full description from the bakery “Malted vanilla cream filling, chocolate icing and a cherry on top.” I love that the cherry is almost clear and glass like in appearance from the chocolate icing it is sitting upon and the back lighting from the window.

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As you can see I tested what the texture of the donut would look like broken apart in this lighting setup. It had a nice contrast with the dark gray plate I bought for my food photography from Crate and Barrel. Next time I think I would use my macro lens for a more detailed close up of the texture. Here is the donuts description from the bakery as well! “Part donut, part souffle. The cruller combines the best of all worlds. Light and airy, yet rich and buttery.”