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About a year ago, I published Part 1 of the blooper series:

Food Photography Gone Wrong & How To Photobomb Like Batman.

Seeing as there have been many more food photography bloopers since that post, it is high time to publish Chocolate-Covered Katie Food Photography Bloopers Part 2, with all the spills, explosions, and unsightly messes in a day’s work for a cook and food photographer. Things are about to get ugly…

spilled milk

Don’t cry over spilled Cereal Milk.



Oy! Batman!

Get away from there!


Capturing a stack of Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites mid-fall.


And a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes faceplant.

small chipwich

The Gladiator Chipwitch!

That totally looks like the one you remember from childhood, right??

dog on table

Dear Batman,

Please vacate the table so that I can use it for a photoshoot.


exploding cupcakes

Exploding cupcakes!!

That was fun to clean 😕

pecan pie

Anyone want a slice of burnt chocolate pecan pie? No? No takers?

I can’t possibly imagine why…


Or this.

I was going for flan. But it looks like soap, and it tasted like… also soap.

macaroon less glare

Link of the Day: Chocolate-Covered Katie: My Food Photography Journey

Published on June 22, 2014

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  1. Belle says

    You crack me up! These are funny… and your tag lines make it even funnier! Keep up the great work! My hubby and I are also photographers. Great pictures like yours don’t just happen by chance… you really are quite gifted.

  2. Claire says

    This post made my day Katie, it’s good to see that food bloggers didn’t all just come out of the womb taking perfect shots, and Batman makes me smile. Thanks for posting!

  3. theresa says

    Well, glad to know I am not the only one. I don’t make beautiful food hardly ever, but at least the family says it tastes good so I don’t worry about it. LOL love your photos.

  4. Erin says

    I laughed out loud at “But it looks like soap, and it tasted like… also soap.” It’s always refreshing to see that even food bloggers have flops sometimes 🙂

  5. Miriam says

    Katie, I love baking desserts. It’s why I follow your blog. You have such wonderful ideas! (I’m really glad to know that from time to time, even the professionals can utterly destroy a pecan pie– and it’s not just me.) Thank you for all that you do here. It’s inspirational.

  6. Dean says

    It’s funny to see what it actually takes to get the great photos. Haha if I was a little kid and I saw those chipwiches I think I would run! lolol 🙂 great blog btw

      • Alanna says

        Haha! I haven’t been baking as much lately, but I recently bought a bunch of dates at a Middle Eastern market with the intention of making some Fudge Babies! 😉 Still making boatmeal for my morning breakfasts, too. I keep toying with the idea of making a savory boatmeal flavor to change things up from my usual dried cranberry and almond mix, but I’m at a loss what I would include other than the oil and nuts / nut butter!

  7. Janelle says

    Isn’t it great when pets can get in on the food blogging action? My cat definitely doesn’t like to be left out of any photo shoots, but I mostly just end up with pictures of her chin as she tries to sniff the camera.

  8. Medha & Whisk & Shout says

    Even funnier than the pictures is your commentary! Your flan/soap comment had me cracking up 🙂 It can be sooo frustrating when pictures and recipes don’t work out, but when you look back on them they’re easy to laugh about!

  9. Janne says

    Oh Katie those are wonderful, we’ve all gotta have a laugh at life’s little misadventures don’t we… its good for the soul. Thank you for all the fantastic recipes you share with us, I love your blog!

  10. EVA says

    Man….I could’ve helped clean up that exploding muffin dilemma. I have my cleaning supplies akl ready to go (by which I mean a spoon)!

    Hey, even the faceplanted muffins STILL makes them look worthy to eat! And I like things a wee bit burnt, so the pecan pie will be cleaned up by me as well! You should hire me as your maid.

  11. Katie says

    Hahaha, this makes me feel so much better about my own kitchen adventures. I attempted panna cotta last week in cute mason jars…total failure! But I am relieved to see that everyone, even food bloggers, have some mishaps as well. Thank you so much for sharing these bloopers!

  12. Hannah says

    Crying with laughter here… I can’t remember if I’ve commented before, but in case I haven’t: thanks so much for your recipes, especially the single-serving desserts! Some of them have become staples in my single-lady kitchen, and I can’t thank you enough 🙂

  13. Brin says

    Aw! I thought your flan looked awesome! I was like “Ive never seen that recipe before! how could I miss it?!” But then I saw it tasted like soap and knew why 😉 only the best recipes make it onto your blog! <3

  14. Crestina says

    I’ve just recently discovered your blog and I love it. Every little bit of it. And so does my boyfriend, because me reading your blog means new delicious treats are going to show up. 😀 I love that everything here is so healthy and nutritious and sweet and cute and VEGAN! I’m a vegetarian (slowly stepping towards veganism). I recently dropped most dairy products (still haven’t managed to quit cheese and eggs though… Sorry…) and I found so many incredible and easy vegan recipes in your blog that have opened up so many vegan possibilities for me that I did not know about. Thank you very much! Keep up the good work. I appreciate it.
    P.S. – Any healthy after eight imitations?? 😉

  15. Lori says

    Thanks for the bloopers. They helped to brighten my dreary, foggy day today. Batman is a beautiful model, too. I always enjoy animals & bloopers! Thanks!

  16. Dean Ludington says

    I love seeing behind the scenes photos. It’s fascinating to see all of the hard work that goes into your posts. You make it look so easy. You’re inspiring me to eat healthier. I think I may even try making the cookie dough tomorrow. Love your site!

  17. Mary Green says

    I luv your ability to be open and laugh at yourself. Good for you, Katie.
    Thanks for your healthy recipes. I’m needing to lose weight and am glad to see you branch out from sweets you started with. Thanks.
    Stay well and safe. And congrats on your beautiful website. God bless…

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