This month has been a bit of a disaster in more ways than one and it seems fitting that my food photography project didn’t quite turn out either! The challenge for this month with the ladies of The Inspired Plate was to photograph something that was frozen. Here in Perth, it’s the middle of winter but I love eating frozen treats all year around! I have been obsessed with coconut recently and I’d always wanted a popsicle mould so I settled on the idea of coconut popsicles.
Full disclosure here: I am not such a fan of the popsicles I made, something went wrong with these popsicles and they wouldn’t fully unmould! So here are the deformed half-popsicles that I did my best to style up this month :)
I found the recipe for toasted coconut popsicles here if you want to give it a go yourself! Maybe you’ll have some more luck than I did ;) I accidentally added too much condensed milk and then I tried adding more of the other ingredients to balance it out but I think my proportions were off. I think that was why I had problems with unmoulding and they tasted way too sweet – I ate half of one popsicle and put the rest in the bin ^^; I would have also preferred no dessicated coconut in the actual popsicle mixture but that is personal preference!
Can’t wait to play more with possible popsicle flavours now I have a popsicle maker! I love the shape of this mould that I found, it is the Norpro Ice Pop Maker if you are curious! I much preferred the look of this mould to the other plastic ones I found online, I wanted that classic waved-edge rectangle shape with a wooden popsicle handle :)
If I make coconut popsicles again, I’ll buy some real coconuts, borrow my mum’s massive cleaver to crack them open and freeze the juice & meat from real coconuts instead – it will be a lot more fresh and nutritious.
Finally, I added a pullback shot in here for people curious about my setup! There was a LOT of sun beaming into the room giving an unpleasantly harsh and yellow light, so I pinned up a white bedsheet to diffuse the light and get rid of the yellow cast :) See below:
Please be sure to follow the circle around to the amazing Jayme Franklin, San Francisco Food Photographer – I love seeing what she does every month, she has an amazing eye for food photography :)
Until next time,