Beecharmer Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:12pm

Where does everyone get their ideas for cakes? I am just not very creative. I can do fine looking at a book, but can't just make something up. I've been looking at some of the cakes posted here. Loved the swans & storks on CaliDawns page. The witch was fabulous. Do you look at pictures or just do it on the fly??

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tcturtleshell Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:16pm

Hey Beecharmer,

I look at books a lot to get ideas. Of course I use the pics that are on CC! Mostly if I customer tells me what they want I'll draw a picture of what it sounds like to me or I will find a picture online or in a book that matches what their describing. Usually I'm dead on. When I can't come up with an idea I post a message here & get everyone's mind going! That helps a lot!!

Jennkrem Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:17pm

When I am doing a cake, once I have an idea of what I would like to do, I look it up in Google for pictures to go off

i.e Halloween
Pumpkin
Ghost
Witch
Goblin
Treats
Tricks

Then I make like a design on my computer for me to base it off of. I don't always get everything on, but I think they still turn out neat.

luceymoose Posted 21 Apr 2005 , 1:27am

I usually look at pictures or ask on this forum. Everyone here is very helpful.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 21 Apr 2005 , 2:19am

I normally think of ideas that I would like to try and then I do a search online for certain pictures or images. When I can't find anything that stands out I usually turn to my forum partners for help.

galaglow Posted 21 Apr 2005 , 2:38am

I'm definitely a copycat...but hey, remember, it's the sincerest form of flattery right?! icon_smile.gif

I get ideas from the Wilton yearbook and there are so many good ideas at CC, I should never run out of inspiration. I usually steal ideas and adapt them or add a thing or two here and there.

Thanks so much to everyone here for making CC such an inspirational place!! icon_smile.gif

elin Posted 21 Apr 2005 , 12:27pm

Sometimes I looks at books and gets ideas, but I can also get ideas from other things.
When I read a book for my children, take a walk in the forest, se a movie and so on. I will say out in the blue, "oh, that could be a great looking cake. ". (everyone around me thinks I am a real cake freak).
Just like the moonfriend I posted, wich was taken from a cross-stich magazine. And the pokemons that I took from the childrens playing cards.
Just look around you. I bet you have a lot of stuff that could tured out to be a great cake.
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