Non-Cake Inspiration Photos

Decorating By letsgetcaking Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 3:47am by letsgetcaking

letsgetcaking Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 4:43am
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I've read so many photo descriptions on CC about finding inspiration for cakes from all kinds of non-cakey things...from gift wrap and bedding to wrought-iron fences. I would love to see pictures of the inspiration along with the finished product. It'll be fun to see how the decorators here use their creativity. Please share!

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letsgetcaking Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 4:52am
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Here's one for me:

I tried to mimic the ornate look and 3D effect of this guest book on a pumpkin carriage cookie.

Guest Book


LindaF144a Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 5:18pm
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I was perusing cakes on CC a few days ago and someone took the scroll pattern from the Wendy's sign and put it on the side of the cake. It was very elegant. I had to Google Wendy's to look at. Sure enough it was the logo. Who knew. I stop and look at everything twice. Remembering it is another story.

letsgetcaking Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 7:00pm
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That is so funny. I had to Google it, too, because I couldn't picture the scroll in my head. Even after the small images popped up, I couldn't see the scroll. (I was expecting it to be 3D and in yellow for some reason.) I never noticed it before. What a fun place to find inspiration!

metria Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 7:07pm
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ha! i had to google it too:


DianeLM Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:08pm
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CakesByLJ Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:55pm
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This is a great thread.. I do a lot of cakes based on an invitation.. here is probably one of my favorite..
and here is another..

CakesByLJ Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 10:58pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

Here's a cake inspired by the baby's dress:

Love your interpretation of that dress... very well executed~!

grandmaruth Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:00pm
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Both sites are the same icon_sad.gif

abra526 Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:10pm
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bakencake Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:23pm
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WOW! you guys are so amazing!!! icon_surprised.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by abra526

darnit! lol...computers!
Ok, lets try again:


totally cute.. I'm sure everyone loved it too.. icon_biggrin.gif

GenGen Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:47pm
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i love seeing cakes modeled after invitations. their great inspirations.another great inspiration for some cakes are the diaper cakes. excellent ideas there.

cocobean Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:48pm
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...inspiration from my favorite plate.

cocobean Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 11:52pm
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letsgetcaking Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 1:15am
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These are all incredible! Thank you all for sharing your ideas. DianeLM, your cake is amazing and I love the interpretation of the flowers. Your directions on how to blow edible glitter onto the cake had me laughing out loud, too. icon_lol.gif

Abra526, your baby animals cake is darling. I especially love how the pig turned out.

CakesByLJ, both of your cakes are beautiful. I love your interpretation of the invites!

Cocobean, I would love to see yours if you're able to figure out a way to post it!

These are so fun to look at, like eye candy! Keep them coming, please!

crisseyann Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 1:32am
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Bedding for my DD's baby-to-be and the cake I made to match. Loving ALL of these ideas!

crazyladybaker Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 1:48am
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made these cookies a while back after falling in love with this gift bag icon_biggrin.gif

GenGen Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 2:11am
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i too would love to see the plate cocoabean icon_smile.gif

letsgetcaking Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 7:12pm
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Crisseyann, I love how the cake turned out, and your daughter did an amazing job with the transfer! I've got to learn to do those FBCTs.

Crazyladybaker, those cookies are awesome! I can definitely see the inspiration from the bag, but they still have their own little punch. Very cute!

I think this one is really cool. It was posted by Tracyj, and you may have already seen it because it's one of today's most "favorited" photos.

letsgetcaking Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 3:47am
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And another one from the "favorited" list:

It's Princess Tiana's dress by Twinkletwinkledliz:

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