After my first flat lays with the chocolate chip cookies, I decided to keep the theme going and baked these fantastic coffee bean cookies. I chose to go with a plain white background because the cookies are dark and the contrast from the white would bring out the detail in the cookies.
I went with three different scenes because it felt like one type of styling for these cookies would have been a waste. The first scene was the most obvious. I built my scene around the cup. I wanted to present the illusion of coffee pouring out of the Moka pot but the scene felt a little too empty and so I added the word ‘coffee’ spelled out right next to everything.
The second scene was a little bit simpler with the chalkboard as the focal point. I added the Moka pot for continuity and placed the cookies on the cloth for some contrast in textures. In Lightroom, I edited the cookies a little warmer than in the first image to make sure they didn’t blend into the dark background of the chalkboard.
Finally, I decided to have a little bit of fun with the last scene. I had initially thought of drawing out the lines using chalk but the beans were a little too big for the chalkboard. I settled for using regular coffee beans to draw the lines and coffee grinds for the X’s. With the addition of the same cookies on the cloth and a couple more on the side, I ended up with a great image.
Recipe Credits to the talented Cooking Tree.