Cake Craft Competitions
- Can I send more than one image of my cake?
- Yes you can upload a maximum of ten images for your entry. Please ensure these are good quality JPEG images and the file sizes do not exceed 5MB.
- How do I make sure my images are of good enough quality?
- Camera phone users
- Place the phone on something steady to avoid shake.
- Ensure the lens is clean and free from fingerprints etc.
- Don’t apply any filters or effects.
- Save/send the largest possible file size (up to 5Mb)
- DSLR and Compact cameras
- Ensure to use a tripod or place camera on something steady.
- Switch to manual (M) or semi-manual setting (P) so you can access the controls you need. Or select the ‘Av’ or ‘AE’ setting (aperture priority).
- Ensure to use a smaller aperture (larger f-stop number) so more of the cake is in focus. f9 or f11 should be fine, but it all depends on the capabilities of the camera.
- Choose the relevant white balance setting i.e. daylight or shade etc.
- Use a low ISO. 100 or 200 will give the best image quality.
- Avoid pointing the camera down at a steep angle. Just above eye line level should look best.
- The shutter speed may be quite slow so use the timer function to delay the shutter so you don’t shake the camera when pressing the button.
- Use a plain background, a white or grey will be best.
- Find a well-lit area but avoid direct sunlight.
- Table lamps can be used but ensure they have the same type of bulbs if using more than one.
- If using natural light place white card/paper around the cake to bounce light back onto the darker side of the cake.
- What do I do if I’m still really struggling with my image?
- If you are having difficulties taking a good quality image of your cake, then get in touch with our technical expert who will try to help you.
- What format do I use when creating my bio, explanation, description of techniques etc?
- Please ensure that the text element of your entry is provided in MS Word or basic text format.