One of my favorite parts of the book-writing process is creating the cover, because once that’s completed the project seems much more tangible and real. Plus, it’s just fun to arrange all of the tiny foods for the photograph!

Yesterday, I had a brief period of good photo-taking light in my studio, so I decided to take advantage and arrange all of the summer foods I’ve sculpted so far in a cover-worthy scene.

realistic-miniature-foodI rooted around in my decorative paper collection until I found a summery vellum with criss-crossed cording.

realistic-miniature-foodThen, I positioned myself above the little scene and waited for the perfect lighting. And waited. I chose from over two dozen photos to select my favorite, and then I added the text and–voilà! The cover is finished.

polymer-clay-food-bookTo see more photos from the upcoming book, check out these two blogs posts: the first is all about burgers, corn dogs, and other BBQ snacks; the second features an assortment of steak, shrimp, and salads.

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