You don’t need fancy equipment or a flashy studio to style and photograph your desserts like a pro. Self-taught baker, food stylist, and photographer, Linda Lomelino is all about working with what you have wherever you are. Throughout her fourth cookbook, My Sweet Kitchen (Roost Books, 2017), Linda offers simple, resourceful ways for home bakers to style, shoot, and share their creations. From a meringue-frosted cake topped with caramel glaze and a heaping pile of caramel corn to rich brownies swirled with cheesecake and studded with raspberries, My Sweet Kitchen is a diverse collection of Linda’s 50 all-time favorite dessert recipes from throughout her career. It’s the styling and photography tutorials with Linda’s expert advice that set this cookbook apart.
Formerly a store clerk in a clothing boutique, Linda began her baking blog Call Me Cupcake in 2009. Four years later, she left her day job to begin blogging, baking, and photographing full time. She has since become one of the most followed stylists and photographers in the baking industry—who still bakes and photographs all of her recipes from her apartment in Halmstad, a small town in the south of Sweden. Master some of the magic behind Linda’s process with her top six tips for styling and shooting your food. Time to get out that smartphone, and get those desserts spotlight ready.