Do the crazy sculpted cakes that you see on Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss or do you do simplar cakes like regular stacked. With these shows it seems like there are mostly scuplted cakes.
Most of my cakes are stacked and tiered. Some sheet cakes. Very few of mine are sculpted. It's a catch-22 for me. I need more practice on 3D, but I probably won't get any orders for them until I've got more on my website.
It depends on your skill level really. Can you do really good 3-d? Do you have any/many pix of 3-d?
I wasn't that good on most 3-d. I didn't really push it. The few I did I wasn't happy with. The same for TT (crocked) cakes.
I do quite a few 3D ones...I'm trying to get more weddings haha. I guess people don't think "Gee if she can sculpt cake I'm sure she can do a regular round tiered one..."
If I could, I would do nothing but sculpted cakes! Way more fun then tiered (for me anyway). Having said that, I would say it's 50/50 for me.
I don't do any sculpted cakes. Not my thing and I'm no sculptor.
I actually like doing tiered cakes better...but I had been dabbling around in sculpted cakes before all the tv shows started about cakes...so I had more in my portfolio of sculpted and "weird" cakes than "normal" cakes...so working on balancing out things.
It seems that because of these shows, I get more requests for 3d cakes. I like them because they are fun and challenging. I get tired of the same old cakes
well, i do more tiered cakes bc 3d ones cost more. but for some reason i can just do a 3d w/no notes, just always works out for me. my tiered cakes give me more of a hassle...go figure..
but i'm really loving wedding cakes right now. kinda a new thing for me.
i definitely do a LOT more sheet cakes than anything (because I do cakes for our local party store and we don't have a wal-mart within 20 miles, so they figure this is what they can get I think)..........I do my share of tiered birthday, wedding, topsy turvy cakes too. I will do 3-D cakes as well, and love the challenge but I find most people don't want to pay what I charge in my area......and that's ok too, cuz they're a LOT of work1
I get alot of requests and I do sculpted cakes really well, BUT once they hear the price they tend to change their minds on the design