I swore I saw on here once a link to a website that sells cake design software...
Does anyone know of any?
I recently had a client come in and she had absolutely zero capability to visualize the options I gave her. I had to grab my cake pans and stack them in various ways. I had photographs, I had drawings, but she needed to actually see it in 3D!
Not that a design program would've helped her, but at least I could've had nice, neat, plain little images of cakes stacked with various heights (a tall tier on top of a short tier, for instance).
You probably did see it on here!! ... I have one called Wedding Cake Design Pro. www.weddingcakedesignpro.com .... There are several threads about it on CC but there seems to be mixed reviews.. I really really like it, just fr the reason you stated, help brides to actually see what thier cake will look like, but it is a bit limited in design elements and colours which can be frustrating... What I like to do it just save the cake I'm designing and open it up in Adobe Illustrater to add anything that the wedding cake design pro can't handle...
Thanks! I have Adobe Photoshop but I haven't done much with it. Perhaps I should play around with it a bit more
I won the Wedding Cake Design Pro but have been a little frustrated with it, unless you have a gaming quality video card and tonnes of RAM, its slow and just plain locks up. I'll try again when I upgrade the home computer.
I'm actually getting ready to buy Wedding Cake Design Pro and, similar to muddpuppy, I'll mostly use it to create a basic 3D design and import it into CorelDraw to elaborate. I've seen a demo and I think it'll be good for that purpose. It's not too terribly pricy ($69), but if you want irregular cake pans (oval, rectangle, hexagon), those are add-ons for a bit more $$.
I've been using Google SketchUp for the basic 3D cake, but, although it's free, it's extremely difficult to use and I end up with second and third tiers flying around in 3D space.