Like the original Tod Rod illustration, this 3D image was created as a test to see if I could seamlessly integrate a 3D model into a photograph. The photo was taken at the Heart Cafe in Portland, OR. The cake stand, cover and cake was modeled and textured in 3D. Particular care was taken so that the reflections and shadows of both the cake stand and the environment would appear on each other. Additionally, the background environment appears in the refractive glass of the cover.
The pasty stand in the background is real.