What's Your Style?

Decorating By CakeMommyTX Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 5:11pm by Price

CakeMommyTX Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:04pm
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It seems when I watch all these amazing cake artist on TV they all have some thing special about them.
A style thats all their own that translates to each cake, regardless of theme.
Some are very detailed oriented, while others seem to simplify a design yet keep it interesting and well executed, while others are over the top.

I want a style thats all my own and I assumed after making cakes for awhile it would just emerge and become obvious what my style was but yet looking at my pics I can't see what it is.

It seems like I'm still just making what the customer wants and havent developed my own "look".

You know those cakes when you see them you just KNOW who made them, do doubt about it.

I see a Sugarshack cake on the front page and I KNOW who made it, no questions asked.
Now I don't think I will ever be able to have the style that Sharon does, I'm too impatient to make anything that perfect..lol

But none the less I still would like a style all my own.
Is it something I need to put a conscious effort into or will it just develop on it's own?

Do any of you have a style and what would you call it ?

13 replies
indydebi Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:23pm
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I'm not sure that a person can recognize their own style. I know I couldn't describe my style. I was giving a friend-decorator feedback on a cake and told her "You've mastered the modern look style. That's your niche and you do it well." She didn't know she had a style OR a niche! icon_lol.gif

I looked at your first page of pics and I'd say you have a colorful, whimsical style. I saw lots of bright colors and TT cakes that looked really good! I would say you were very non-tradtional.

If anyone can I.D. my style, I'd like to know what it is. 'Coz I'm one of those folks who dont' think I have one.

ccr03 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:34pm
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I one hand I totally agree with indydebi. I don't think we recognize our own styles. But I also know that I tend to be a little more carefree, relaxed towards my cake-making. Whether or not that translates into my cakes idk.

Caralinc Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:43pm
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I too think you have a whimsical style. I just checked out your cakes and they are very beautiful and colorful. Non-traditional and whimsical I think you have mastered.

Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:53pm
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Hmmm that is a good question. I call my style very different. I always try to be unique--trying to avoid something that has been done by others repetatively.

I want to call my style Rylan style.

sugarcheryl Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:26am
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one trying to figure out my style. But cakemommyTX you are very much whimsical and you have that down pack. Very nice work.

sugarcheryl Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:27am
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one trying to figure out my style. But cakemommyTX you are very much whimsical and you have that down pack. Very nice work.

LaBellaFlor Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:37am
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I think thats funny you should say that. I have always liked your style. I look at it as bold, whimsical, and bright. Girl, you definetly have a look to your cake.

Elise87 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:50am
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well i havn't done much but i would say my style was 'pretty' and 'sweet'....i dunno lol

Sometimes i like lots of little detail too. But saying that i could branch out from those styles if it called for it i just do them cose i pretty much mostly only do practice cakes for my family and decorate them how i like icon_smile.gif

Price Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 1:19am
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I've been playing around with cake art for about 4 years now. I'm sorry to say I still don't think I have developed my own style. I know what I like. I love it when someone posts a picture of a perfectly smooth cake, sharp clean edges, neat and simple. I love cakes with modeled figures.

I agree Sugarshack definitely has a style of her own. Also Aine2, Boween, and Ladybug76.

CakeMommyTX Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:24am
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Whimsical....I like the sound of that thumbs_up.gif

I guess it a case of not seeing the forest thru all those darn trees, b'cuz I can see all of ya'lls styles no problem.

And it's not a bad style to have either icon_wink.gif

Thank you all, and I'll keep doing what I'm doing and see where it takes me.

Price Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:56am
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CakeMommyTX - I like your style. Your cakes are great!

cakesalot13 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 4:00pm
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I try to make things realistic, but still seem so/ in a pseudo cartoonish look.
What do you think?

Price Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:11pm
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great look! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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