dummy cakes to build your portfolio.Most people who start a cake business are faced with the fact that they don't have very many cake photos to show clients. Some people take the low road by cutting pictures out of magazines and saying that they can replicate them. Well, I doubt that, because if you knew that you could, you'd have a picture of the cake that you made to show that you could. Don't steal other people's pictures, just use
Dummy cakes are a great way to practice, but they can get expensive if all that you do is one design on each one. Theoretically, you can wash them off and reuse them, but the easiest thing to do is to start with a minimalist design then add to it. Every time you finish with one design, take pictures of it, then redo it and take more pictures.
Try to be more original than just changing the ribbon on it and adding different flowers. I can't tell you how many new websites I see pop up that have five cakes on them, all plain white fondant with a different colored ribbon and some silk flowers on the top. Booooring. Do something a little more interesting and you'll end up with better photos. Also remember that each cake has a front and a back, so you could do one design on the front and one on the back and photograph them both separately.