jemmaC85 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:41pm

hi, im a wee newbie to both baking & this site and was just wondering what people use when designing cakes I.e photoshop etc... 

 

 

Ive got my drawing on paper but I was wondering if there was a more professional looking idea to use. 

 

Also If anyone has any pictures of theyre sketches etc that would help tremendously! !

 

thank you

 

jemma x

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BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:46pm

If someone asks, I will create a sketch on paper with pencil.  I may have a pic around here somewhere...will have to post that later.

 

Sketching on paper is TOTALLY different than putting it on a cake...if you can create but can't sketch, it could cause an artistic vision problem between the designer and the customer!  They might say "that looks like crap" when you know you can totally pull it off on cake!

 

I know there is software out there for cake design, but I can't think of the name of it??

 

Any help?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 5:05pm

AI sketch. I took the time I creat cake templates in Publisher so the sizes are the right proportion.

When I do the contract, I insert images if there is a specific pattern like a damask.

ellavanilla Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

I sketch. I took the time I creat cake templates in Publisher so the sizes are the right proportion.

When I do the contract, I insert images if there is a specific pattern like a damask.

 

Oh how do you do that? I'm using publisher for my biz forms and cards.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 6:12pm

AI used the "insert shape" tool to draw cylinders or squares. I use grid lines to make sure they are proportional.

I use the "insert image" then size it onto the template.

ellavanilla Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 12:46am

Thank you, I'll give it a try!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 1:29am

AIf you have any questions or need some help, send me a pm & ill give you my number.

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