Ok my husband is a professional photographer and until about 2 weeks ago he took photos of my work- but he wasn't producing the passion I have in making my bouquets or cookies like I wanted. So I took the camera and began doing my own photo shoots. I must say I did a stand up job. Of course he photo shops them.
Reproducing natural sunlight is the most difficult part of photography and hence anyone with a decent camera on a nice day can take great pics. The most important factor is take your wares into a well lit room and shoot. The camera is on auto for me because I know nothing else.
Props are a fun way to liven up your photos. A great cookie design can stand alone- the work will speak for itself.
Not automatic camera should be shot with ISO 100 in daylight.( According to hubby)
Of course step 2, Photo shop is perfect for cropping, lighting and color correcting. It is the same with any professional. After a shoot they all Photoshop each picture. There are free Photoshop or other photo editors to downloads on the internet with enough tools to do a great touch-up to any of your pics.