Anyone Use Design Software?

Business By brgrassmyer Updated 18 Dec 2009 , 1:41pm by bobwonderbuns

brgrassmyer Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:30pm
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I was looking at Wedding Cake Design Pro software and was wondering if anyone uses it. I am really a tech type person and love to do everything on the computer. I do sketch my inital designs and then have brides approve them, but I just thought that this CAD would give more details. Any thoughts?
TIA
Brooke

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PinkLisa Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:36pm
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I just got it a few days ago. I haven't spent too much time on it yet but I generally like it. It has some limitations and is sometimes hard to maneuver things. I'm glad I have it.

brgrassmyer Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:39pm
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pinklisa-by looking at the site, there were lots of packages and add ons. which package did you buy? and did you download or buy the disc?
thanks

PinkLisa Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:41pm
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I downloaded it since I wanted it right away. Then I copied it to a disk. I bought the beginning package with the extender colors.

CakeForte Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:22am
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I love techy stuff too. It's on my "to buy" list..just haven't purchased yet. Right now I just use photoshop.

PinkLisa Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:24am
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I just bought Photoshop with my new computer and am very disappointed. I'm hoping that I don't know what I'm doing yet.

CakeForte Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:18am
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lol it's prob the latter. I make everything in photoshop. It took me a few months to learn the tools and figure out what everything does. but now it's all I use for creative/ marketing projects.

kelleym Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by CakeForte

lol it's prob the latter. I make everything in photoshop. It took me a few months to learn the tools and figure out what everything does. but now it's all I use for creative/ marketing projects.




Agreed, Photoshop is a very powerful program. You can probably sign up for a course on it at your local community college if you're interested in using it to its full potential. Considering the program is also quite pricey, a course is a good investment in your purchase.

brgrassmyer Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:19am
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thanks for all the replys. i did go ahead and buy the software today and actually used it for my consulation that i did tonight. the bride and groom were very impressed. so far so good icon_biggrin.gif

PinkLisa Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 12:53pm
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Great. I'm glad you like it.

KHalstead Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:46pm
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I use it quite a bit to show bride's how their cake will look in 3-D......soemtimes they just have trouble envisioning the cake the way I do. A couple of times it has actually saved me an angry bride I think......they think they know EXACTLLY what they want, and even when I say certain colors won't look good together...they KNOW what they want. Then they see the 3-D mock up and realize it's hideous! LOL

Here's a few cakes I've done...first is the WCDpro cake and then the real thing after it was made into real cake. They're not EXACTLLY perfect to real life,, but close enough to get the idea!
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bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:47pm
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Wow! Now I'm curious -- where can we get this program?

KHalstead Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:55pm
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got mine for $39.99 at cal java online . com

cakesdivine Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:16pm
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I bought it last year & downloaded it on my son's computer which was practically brand new. It kept freezing up, and would only allow me to make 2 additions to each cake. So I could add a ribbon and a flower, but then I couldn't add any other embellishments; very aggrevating. So I don't even bother with it anymore. Wasted $90 in my opinion. Looking to buy photoshop and learn how to use it instead.

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm
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Okay, for those who have both, I do have photoshop but I'm not very good with it. About all I can do is size pictures. Can cake design be done on photoshop or do I need this other program too? Do they work well together?

brgrassmyer Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:49pm
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KHalstead- thanks for the pics. it is really great to see the 3D image come to life. i have 2 "sketches" due and am really excited to work on them using the software. icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 1:41pm
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Well what the heck, it's been discontinued???

http://www. caljavaonline .com/wcd1.htm

(cut and paste into browser removing the spaces -- it's the only way I could get this to post without advertising GSA.) icon_confused.gif

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