t'was make-do from the get-go: store-bought products, no food stylist, and an improvised studio (the reflective surface is a glass tabletop which we stole from the reception area and placed on top of felt paper, with another sheet of felt for backing).
figuring out how to make it all work was half the fun. also didn't hurt that we got to eat the props after, haha.
and oh, we won the account. *grin*