I'm looking for a program that you can design your own cake. As of right now I've been going into MS Paint and trying to make something there. What programs do you all use or do you free hand it? I'm not good at drawing at all!! - How I can decorate cakes... I don't know! A lot of tracing! LOL!!
But I want to be able to design what my customer is wanting and then give her pics. For brides I want to be able to design it right there at our meeting.
Thanks for your help!
Personally, I prefer to hand-sketch. I know there ARE some computer design softwares out there, but I don't know the names or how easy they are to use. I'm fairly certain they are ALL much more pricey (and ultimately more limited) than a sketch pad and a box of colored pencils.
You really don't have to be a perfect artist to draw out a cake sketch. Afterall, it just needs to be a guide for you when you are making the cake and to give a client a rough idea of what it will look like. It doesn't have to be a life-like cake portrait!
Cake tiers, be they round or square, are basically just boxes. For flowers and other decorative elements you can use symbols. Draw a star to represent a rose, for example. Think of it as drawing a very simplistic map, like you did back in elementary school social studies class.
There's a program called Wedding Cake Design Pro that some people use.
Sketch up program is discussed in this thread: