I kind of like snapping photographs of works in progress. Iced sugar cookies, for example. And cakes under construction. And baking supplies strewn all over the kitchen counter. And cake batter in a mixing bowl. Especially cake batter in a mixing bowl.
“Why do you take pictures of cake batter?” My oldest daughter asked this very good question. This question was a question I answered with an answer. Not with a question. “Because cake batter is beautiful,” I answered.
And it is. A cake on its journey is every bit as beautiful as the finished product. Once upon a time I did not think so. But I am learning. Now I am beginning to think the process is pretty, too. Even if the process is a little messy.