Am I the only one?
The biggest cake design challenge I have is coming up with a masculine, general cake, for an adult man's birthday.
No theme given, just "a basic cake", a quick, small cake for a former wedding customer.
If given those parameters for a woman's cake, I just go with some pretty flowers, a ruffle trim, etc. Something basic and feminine.
And every time, I get completely stumped when it comes to making a similar cake for a man.
I haven't been happy with a single one of these I've done in the past. They all look boring to me. Stripes. Dots. Blues. Blah.
I can't overthink this, because honestly this is just a quick little cake, a smaller cake that is under my usual cake minimum, but I'm happy to do little cakes like this for former brides. Still, I'd like to be able to feel proud of even a little cake like this.
If anyone has any ideas they'd like to share, I'd love to see/hear about them.
If not, I just needed to vent my frustration anyway. :)