Drawing A Cake Design

Business By maggz Updated 2 May 2008 , 12:54am by bobwonderbuns

maggz Posted 1 May 2008 , 8:22pm
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just a quick qu for anyone who would like to answer??? i totally stink at drawing, and what if one day i actually did start a cake business how would i get away with designing a cake for a client if i cant even draw a basic cake drawing to show my or their ideas? i just cannot draw a cake. any advice or tips from anyone would help... was just wondering what anyone did who stunk at drawing like i do.

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KHalstead Posted 1 May 2008 , 8:52pm
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wing it!! Or there is a program you can buy for like a hundred dollars
http://www.weddingcakedesignpro.com/
guess if you're that worried about it.

Doug Posted 1 May 2008 , 9:23pm
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or use any of the templates that have been posted in the templates gallery!!!!

lots to choose from and more are only a friendly request away.

indydebi Posted 1 May 2008 , 9:51pm
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I can't draw ... my cakes look like stick people. But I find brides aren't looking for a picasso when we're talking cake. As a matter of fact, I do my cake "drawings" on excel, along with work instructions. Here's a sample of what the brides get from me.... can't get more basic than this!

kelleym Posted 1 May 2008 , 10:49pm
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Graph paper and colored pencils are your friends! I would joke about it with my customers and say "fortunately I'm better with cake than I am with drawing". The drawings give them a good enough idea of what the cake will look like, without spoiling the "wow" factor when they actually see the cake.
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mjcakes Posted 2 May 2008 , 12:39am
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Yay, I need to know that, too! Thanks!

Ah-na Posted 2 May 2008 , 12:47am
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If you go look at doug's pictures, he has many blank cake templates posted. I just find the one that's rigt for me and then import it into paint then color it and put all the decorations on it. Doug's a BIG help!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 May 2008 , 12:54am
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I asked Doug for a drawing of what became known as my "towering inferno" cake (in my pix.) He did a great sketch and the customer was happy that she could visualize the cake and was even happier when it was complete! icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=589033

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=995123

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