My wife had been having a rough couple of days, so I thought I would surprise her with a sundae when she got home from work. I also thought that it would be cool to photograph the sundae. However, like the title indicates, I now know why photographers use fake food when shooting product shots. The sundae looked gorgeous after I made it, but by the time I got it to the tabletop, and got ready to shoot, the sundae had lost its vigor and began to look mushy and generally pathetic. Oh well, lesson learned.
I understand the need for fake food now