Brown is the New Black

I don't know about you, but when I think of colors I like, brown is not very high on my list. 

To me brown can be dull and plain.  So when I went to photograph the following two "brown" desserts, I wasn't very excited.  

In general, I'm often conscious of using contrasting, but complementary colors and

thought that the different shades of brown would get lost in photography. 

That's why I was pleasantly surprised with the amazing quality and color in these pictures.  To me, they convey warmth and a simple, yet familiar feeling.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cream Pie [03.06.2010]

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Espresso Creme Brulee [03.06.2010]

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I made these two desserts not thinking about photography at all.  The Chocolate & PB Cream Pie I made because I realized that I've never made a cream pie in my life and anyone who knows me, knows that I love peanut butter with a passion.  The crust is peanut butter flavored and the filling is chocolate & PB.  It's topped with a quenelle of whipped cream, crust crumbs and cocoa nibs.  The silkiness of the filling and crunch of the nibs made an amazing texture combination!

I made the  Espresso Creme Brulee basically because I wanted to use the cup!  I love when brulees are filled to the very top edge of the dish and the crust of caramelized sugar looks as if it's ready to ooze over the sides.  This dessert was a big hit with grandma, yes, the same grandma that says she doesn't like dessert and everything is too sweet.  :)

In conclusion:

I still love peanut butter

creme brulee 1, grandma 0

I will never see the color brown as I did before