Cake Ideas And Inspiration Everywhere!

Decorating By bizatchgirl Updated 12 Feb 2010 , 8:19pm by sugalips

bizatchgirl Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 4:56am
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What inspired you? I fell in love with some party decorations recently. My cupcakes made to match came out fabulous.

Today I fell in love with my co-workers....wait for it...Kleenex box! I have attached it so you can see how amazing it truly is. Wouldn't this make a georgeous cake?

What odd places have you found inspiration in?
LL

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all4cake Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:08am
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LOL! My grandson (turned 3 last Friday) says that all the time! "Come on, let's go." He's watching his favorite program or fixin' to launch a racecar or this or that and he responds, "waaaaaaaaaaait fooooooor iiiiiiiiiit"


Everywhere I look I see something! You're right, that box is very inspirational...the shape and the design.

bizatchgirl Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:11am
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That is so cute! My nephew was over this weekend. Not even two and he says the most incredible things.

I stared at this Kleenex box all through a meeting this morning. My friend offered to give me the box when she's done with it. LOL. She's going to laugh tomorrow when I tell her I couldn't wait and I had to go find the picture online.

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:18am
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Everything I see it comes into my head, hmmmmm that would make a cool cake. My family think I am nutz icon_sad.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:22am
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I love this one too! I swear I'm going to have to bookmark the Kleenex site.
LL

all4cake Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:11pm
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I love this one too! I swear I'm going to have to bookmark the Kleenex site.




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bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:20pm
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icon_lol.gif and here I thought I was the only one who saw cakes on Kleenex boxes! icon_biggrin.gif Yes, I agree, there's inspiration everywhere!! Just about everything I look at I think "and that could be turned into a cake by doing this or doing that..." icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by bizatchgirl

What inspired you? I fell in love with some party decorations recently. My cupcakes made to match came out fabulous.

Today I fell in love with my co-workers....wait for it...Kleenex box! I have attached it so you can see how amazing it truly is. Wouldn't this make a georgeous cake?

What odd places have you found inspiration in?




That box would make a GREAT painted cake! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

KHalstead Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:29pm
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my son and I were watching a movie one day (can't remember what movie) and this guy was talking and he was in an office and there was this gorgeous tiered cake behind him, all different sized squares some turned off center and each one had a different pattern, some scrolls, some plaid.....it looked amazing!!

My son stood up and asked if I wanted a drink before he went to get himself one, I said..."no, watch out...I wanna see that cake, I wish the guy in the movie would move over"

My son responded.........wait for it........ (lol)........."Mommy, that's not a cake...that's a stack of boxes, the guy just said he has to deliver all these gifts to the local shelter" LOL

Yeah....I see cake EVERYWHERE!!

confectionsofahousewife Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:41pm
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Love the Kleenex boxes! I will snap pics with my cell phone when I'm at the store of patterns on little girls clothing or on scrapbook paper that I think would look cute on a cake. My daughter was wearing an outfit the other day that I thought would look good in cake!

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 1:43pm
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Another place I find LOTS of inspiration is at Hobby Lobby, in the aisle where they have all the Christmas trinkets -- ornaments, stockings, etc. No matter what the season, there's always something there I want to make into a cake or a cookie! icon_biggrin.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 1:06am
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That box would make a GREAT painted cake! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif




Too bad I can't paint at all bobwonderbuns but maybe someone else will see this and be inspired. Do you paint?

Stacked boxes mistaken for a cake...LOL...I don't think I'm that bad YET.

I LOVE Hobby Lobby. Have you seen their wrapping paper that has coordinating fabric? That stuff makes for amazing cake inspiration, if I only had half the skills to do it justice. I have a belly cake in my pics that is sitting on a board wrapped in Hobby Lobby paper, then the colors of the cake are designed around the board. I just wish I had cutters that resembled the paper more.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 1:31am
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I was over at my mother in law's the other night for dinner and she brought out some christmas napkins that were still left over. They had large poinsettias on them with some gold scroll work bordering the napkin. Right away I thought "I could do that on a cake..."

Mother in law looks over at me and says "You're thinking about doing cakes aren't you?"

They can even tell when I don't say anything!!!!

bizatchgirl Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 1:59am
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I am so happy to hear that I am not the worst one out there!

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 1:47pm
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I'm trying to think of all the places I've gotten cake and cookie inspiration: let's see, there's the Kleenex boxes, fabric stores, wrapping paper, gift cards, the macy's insert in the newspaper (great for cookie ideas!), Hobby Lobby trinket aisle, pictures, clip art books, paper doll books, coffee cups with patterns, statues and figurines (I have a number of house figurines that have inspired me in both color combos and now I want to do all of them in gingerbread.) icon_lol.gif The list is much longer than that but I can't think of everything right now. (Now watch, inspiration ideas will be popping into my head all day long!) icon_biggrin.gif Heck, even people inspire me -- I was watching something with Karl Lagerfeld recently and with his elements of black and white and silver rings I thought "boy would he make a great cookie!" (and that's how my Karl Lagerfeld cookies came into being!) icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

snocilla Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:01pm
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I often look at my girls' clothes and want to make a cake out of them all the time! My oldest daughter has these cute little jeans with sequin butterflies and vine/leaf embroidery and I swear, one day I'm going to make a cake out of them!

all4cake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:21pm
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My daughters took me to a new(to me) mall. There was a store...I'm sure lots of malls have it too. It was filled with furniture and accessories/knick knacks all with an indian(like from India indian) or desert oasis feel to it...some stuff even a grecian Utopia(visualize being attended to while decked out in greek goddess attire...LOL...seriously though that's what went dancing through my head at the time). I looked at all the figurines ...laaaaaaarge ones...and thought, oooooooooh, how cool would that be??? One daughter said, "Mama! Do really like that thing?" The other daughter back-handed her shoulder and said, "You know she's thinkin' cake. Look at her eyes." I cracked up laughing when I realized I had gotten a glazed over stare over a freakin' elephant!

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:23pm
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icon_lol.gif ha ha ha ha h!! Look at her eyes... ha ha ha ha ha!! icon_lol.gif Heck now I can't stop laughing! icon_biggrin.gif

JustToEatCake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 3:38pm
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I dream about it more than do it because I'm a hobbyist and A. It gets expensive to give away that much cake and B. Everyone is on a diet...so sad...lol...I keep thinking I am going to make a bunch of gumpaste/fondant and sit down and make all kinds of figures and box them up for "just in case".

I really wish I knew someone who wanted/needed more cake...or owned a store and would give me all the ingredients and I'd make them cakes...ahhh dreaming.

all4cake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 3:54pm
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I have recently taken on a new(not so new new...just before, I kinda 1/2arsed did it)goal. Everyday, no matter what(with the exceptions of life's happenings that can't be helped), make 10 or more flowers...big or little...all the same or different. If not flowers, 10 or more somethings ...like 10 pair of baby booties (pair=1), 10 pair of high heels....out of fondant/gumpaste. Although I haven't been, I'd like to do them all in white so I will be able to color them whatever color needed. Most of the floral cakes in my gallery have "just in case" flowers on them. So, JustToEatCake, I don't think that's a bad idea at all.

sugarcheryl Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 3:59pm
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confectionsofahousewife:Love the Kleenex boxes! I will snap pics with my cell phone when I'm at the store of patterns on little girls clothing or on scrapbook paper that I think would look cute on a cake. My daughter was wearing an outfit the other day that I thought would look good in cake!

I love that idea. I will get more use out my phone now. I like those kleenex boxes. You can get inspiration from any where. When I get my pier one ads I get inspiration because of the colors they use.

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:22pm
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I have recently taken on a new(not so new new...just before, I kinda 1/2arsed did it)goal. Everyday, no matter what(with the exceptions of life's happenings that can't be helped), make 10 or more flowers...big or little...all the same or different. If not flowers, 10 or more somethings ...like 10 pair of baby booties (pair=1), 10 pair of high heels....out of fondant/gumpaste. Although I haven't been, I'd like to do them all in white so I will be able to color them whatever color needed. Most of the floral cakes in my gallery have "just in case" flowers on them. So, JustToEatCake, I don't think that's a bad idea at all.




That's an excellent idea!! If life gets in the way, reduce it to five per day. That's what I do (or try to anyway.) icon_rolleyes.gif Great idea!! icon_biggrin.gif

AverageMom Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:31pm
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I'm sooo glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about kleenex boxes!

I also get inspired by my co-worker's cool bags. She has quite a collection, and the patterns and colours are fabulous!

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:32pm
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This intrigued me today, because I was changing my babies diaper and looking at his bedding thinking, maybe for his first birthday I could design his cake after the paterns in this fabric! (I made his bedding and fell IN LOVE with the fabric the minute I saw it)....

I mostly Dream about cake and cake ideas icon_smile.gif

all4cake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:40pm
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This intrigued me today, because I was changing my babies diaper and looking at his bedding thinking, maybe for his first birthday I could design his cake after the paterns in this fabric! (I made his bedding and fell IN LOVE with the fabric the minute I saw it)....

I mostly Dream about cake and cake ideas icon_smile.gif




I immediately thought OMG, pleeeeeeeeeeease nooooooooo....! icon_lol.gif

all4cake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:42pm
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The Nashville Wraps catalog! There's another one that I used to get (paper supplier) that was equally inspirational I don't remember the name ....arrrrrgh.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by SassyCakes09

This intrigued me today, because I was changing my babies diaper and looking at his bedding thinking, maybe for his first birthday I could design his cake after the paterns in this fabric! (I made his bedding and fell IN LOVE with the fabric the minute I saw it)....

I mostly Dream about cake and cake ideas icon_smile.gif



I immediately thought OMG, pleeeeeeeeeeease nooooooooo....! icon_lol.gif




Haha, yeah, That's why I left it that way to see if anyone would have to do a double take icon_smile.gif But his bedding is really cute, its brown and turquoise with paisley's and then the coordinating accent fabric is brown and turquoise polka dots icon_smile.gif

all4cake Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:06pm
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ooooooooooh, that ought to be really pretty!

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 7:42pm
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another one, I bought some ribbon to make a bow for my 3yr old daughter and I constantly think i want to design a cake from it sometime icon_smile.gif OHHHHHH and my diaper bad from kalecon (sp?)

sugalips Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:19pm
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I'm always getting hit up by the neighborhood kids to buy wrapping paper to support something at school. Next time I'm going to ask the teacher if I can have one of their sample pages. AWESOME ideas with those! thumbs_up.gif

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