Lauren Caris Short

Lauren Caris Short

Lauren is a British food photographer and stylist living in Zurich, Switzerland, and author of the book "The Complete Guide to Food Photography". When she's not photographing for clients, she teaches others how to become successful food photographers through her website "Food Photography Academy


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Carluccio’s Summer Menu

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited by one of my favourite restaurants, Carluccio’s to celebrate the launch of their Summer menu sharing platters at their Covent Garden restaurant.

Raspberry Rosewater Layer Cake

Raspberry Rose Cake

I’ve been wanting to make this cake for such a long time. Sometimes, when it comes to recipes, I get an idea in my head and then I can’t stop

Blood Orange Meringue Pies

This is an addiction I’m finding hard to kick. I’m already on my 3rd (large) bag of blood oranges and I already want more. I don’t even want to think

Blood Orange Toffees - Lauren Caris Cooks

Salted Blood Orange Toffees

Guys. I made these six times. SIX times. Just so they could be perfect! Is that commitment to caramel? I also now know the absolute best way to clean a

Marzipan Layer cookies - Lauren Caris Cooks

Stamped Marzipan Layer Cookies

I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to a 4 day weekend! Having four days off when not having to take any vacation days makes it even more

How to make the Perfect Buttercream Frosting, perfect for cakes and cupcakes!

How to Make the Perfect Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting is probably the most common cupcake topping, and is quickly replacing fondant and royal icing as a bigger cake covering. With its versatile flavour options, you can get

Brown Butter Blueberry Mini Muffins

Brown Butter and Blueberry Mini Muffins

Breakfast, snack, brunch… muffins are always good. And at only 100 calories per muffin, these can definitely be enjoyed as a guilt free treat. I love the burst of fresh,

Avocado and Poached Egg Brunch Toast

Second to brinner, I think brunch could potentially be my favourite meal of the day. I have seen the avocado and egg combination countless times, and this is my favourite

Lime and Lychee Bundt Cake

Lime and Lychee Bundt Cake

I think lychees are one of those things you either love or hate. A bit like marmite (which I love – eat it on scrambled eggs, trust me!). You are

Chai Tea Spiced Cupcakes

Fun fact, what we commonly associate with “chai tea” is actually “masala chai”. The word chai simply means tea, so by saying chai tea, we are in fact saying, “tea

Tropical Granola

Tropical Granola

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s mid-week, the weekend is in sight! Today we have an easy, healthy and wholesome breakfast treat that tastes better than any shop bought granola you’ve ever

Baked Apples 4 ways

Baked Apples – Four Ways

The Autumn and Winter seasons are easy to wish away. I miss the long evenings, the warm sun breaking through the clouds and all the birds whose chirping I only

Lemon, Thyme and Mint Cookies

Lemon, Thyme and Mint Cookies

I think we all know how obsessed I am with cheese now, so this week we are going back to baking. Yes I put herbs in a cookie. Yes it was amazing.

Swiss Macaroni Cheese

Swiss Macaroni Cheese

There are many reasons to love living in Switzerland, but in my book the top reason is the cheese. Oh my goodness the cheese. Not that I don’t love a

Salted Chocolate Brownies

Salted Chocolate Brownies

The chocolate brownie. It can be sticky, gooey, cakey, fudgey… and now salty. Salt and sweet has become such a craze in the last few years. It’s all on caramel, popcorn

Full of Goodness Egg Breakfast Muffins

Full of Goodness Egg Breakfast Muffins

It’s after Christmas, we’ve all been eating cheeseboards and cake for breakfast. And honestly I don’t mind, but eventually I do start craving something healthy, something protein rich and something with

Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Chocolate Coffee Macarons

I’m a big fan of macarons (The French sandwich cookie kind, not a coconut macaroon, although I’m a big fan of those too!). They are the ultimate “fancy” cookie, and