The theme for the week on MyFourHens Photography’s 52 Project: Shapes

You’d think Shapes would be an easy topic!

Well, I could think of many photos, but didn’t have the time to get them together… or they seemed a little silly or seemed like it would look awful in the end. And then I got sick!

So today, I thought of circles.

I made a round fridge cheesecake topped with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh round blueberries and put it on a round dish. We went to Madelein and Pierre’s house for lunch, and this was my contribution to the meal.

(I’m also quite pleased with the other circles in the image… from Carmen’s skirt, to the shape of her face and her neckline, to the circles of light in the background)

It was a first for me. I’ve only ever made a baked cheesecake before. It was declared a hit by everyone! Thankfully it was very easy and quick to make because I really didn’t have much time on my hands after my photo shoot.

If you’re wondering, it was my adaptation of Nigella Lawson’s cherry cheesecake from her book called “Nigella Express”. An adaptation, because my springform pan was larger than she explained so I needed to almost double the recipe. I also felt that a cherry topping would be too sweet, so a tarter topping was needed… and berries are in season at the moment so I had to make use of them!