With this year’s Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, we wanted to share a special treat that was brought to our studio by our wonderfully creative client, Baskin-Robbins.  We thought we’d pose the question: what do you get when you cross a seasonal bird and a cake made of ice cream?

Why, a Baskin-Robbins Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream Cake, of course!

Not your ordinary cake, you might be thinking, but this ice cream cake is sure to be the hit of many Thanksgiving dessert tables come this Thursday.  We had a rare opportunity to photograph this one-of-a-kind cake for Baskin-Robbins’ holiday promotion.  This bird’s looks caused us to get a little silly in the studio… and we weren’t the only ones who got a kick out of it.

Digital Tech, Jen, pretends to “bake” the turkey cake.  Thank goodness no one turned the oven on for this one, or else we would have had a melting bird on our hands!

Jen, a.k.a. Martha Stewart, fixes pancakes from scratch for our clients while the shots are displayed on the big screen in our client area.

Michael’s final shot of the Thanksgiving Turkey Cake.  Be careful you don’t mistake this one for the real thing come Thursday!

And for the more sensible portion-seeker this holiday season, there’s always the single drumstick.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!


Watch our little video slideshow:

Behind the scenes,
working with Cliff Freeman, Baksin Robbins and Curious Pictures
making the Ice Cream & Cake stills for…

a 15 second stop-motion animation commercial
produced by Curious Pictures (NY).


Mary Brush flew in from California to work on a shoot with Indresano Photography.

This beautiful cake starts with some ice cream.

Stylist Assistant, Travis Grandon does the heavy lifting…

…While Mary smooths thing out.

A lot more goes into making these cakes delectable than you might think.

Attention to details makes all the difference.


The crew just couldn’t help themselves… This cake tastes as good as it looks!