If you need a great camera to take pictures of your cake (and you have the money)... you must check out this deal on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Kit - Lowest Price Ever!!
This is the camera that I used for years to do my food photography and I highly recommend it for anyone just starting out.
Originally published March 2017 - updated February 2020.
I have this camera and I can personally recommend it as a fantastic DSLR camera for food photography!! And this price? If it's still $449 when you click over to Amazon, then you're getting the lowest price on record (to tie with the Cyber Monday price). Normally the kit is $749 and the camera alone is $550.00.
Seriously -it's an amazing deal! Click here to check it out on Amazon.
Update: I have upgraded a couple of times since writing this post and I currently shoot with a Canon 6D and Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The lens I use most often for my cake and food photography is this 28mm lens. I also sometimes use this Canon 6D as a second camera if I'm shooting photos and video simultaneously.
Happy Caking (and Picture-Taking)!