I love when a client gives me free rein on their cake. They tell me, “Just see what you can come up with” and immediately my mind starts racing. I have seldom created the same cake twice so each order is unique and different. This makes my job exciting and challenging. I crave the create-ability! I grab the pencil and clean paper and let my imagination flow! I create one sketch and send it to my client. Once they have responded I can make changes if needed or create a whole other sketch. Luckily, this hasn’t happened before.
I read some good advice when I was starting out “Never design anything you would not be able to create”. Common sense right? Well, it is something I have to keep in mind while designing because although I want every cake to be a new challenge and earn more experience, I also want to be realistic and follow through. So every design I make I am confident I can create before I send it to my client. I’ve already built each layer, covered it with fondant,created the decorations…in my head. And even though I haven’t created it before, I know I will be able to.
I had an idea for a family tree cake come to me one evening while I was driving home from my day job. I thought about it a few more times that evening but never put it on paper. The idea kept coming up over the next few days until I finally sat down and sketched it.
When you allow yourself to be creative the inspiration will flow!